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    Default What do you use to cut line FAST

    I'm concerned that in the future I may nail a large fish while lineshafting that wants to take off with my speargun after an epic battle royale underwater where I just can't get him under control. Or a shark or goliath grouper decides to take the fish I shot, with shaft, line, and gun, on a ride. I want to be able to cut that heavy duty mono to save the gun.

    I've seen a few line cutters, but most get bad reviews due to rust issues. Any titanium ones out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pickled Pelican View Post
    I'm concerned that in the future I may nail a large fish while lineshafting that wants to take off with my speargun after an epic battle royale underwater where I just can't get him under control. Or a shark or goliath grouper decides to take the fish I shot, with shaft, line, and gun, on a ride. I want to be able to cut that heavy duty mono to save the gun.

    I've seen a few line cutters, but most get bad reviews due to rust issues. Any titanium ones out there?
    For me, it's multiple cutters. I carry a double sided blade on my right calf. On my BC, I also carry a mini Fogcutter (knife/shears combo). Never had to cut the line, and hope I don't have to. I keep both blades sharpened regularly. They'll make quick work of mono under tension.

    Two things.
    1. Shot placement, shot placement, shot placement. I know, not every shot is a stone shot.
    2. Don't be afraid to lose the gun if necessary. If a fish is taking you on a ride, and you can't get it under control or cut quickly, let go. I know you like your new gun, but it's not worth your life.
    Brian

    1999 Robalo 2440 w/ Merc 200s

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    Pretty wicked serrations - I like it.

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    Blade GR posted looks nearly identical to the knife I strap to my leg. Handle is different, but will get the job done.
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    Always keep a knife around. You can use it for many things.

    If you shoot a big fish just hold on. If you need to get it under control and you have a freeshaft on the gun load it and put a kill shot in the head while fighting it.

    If a jewfish grabs it and takes it into a wreck the line will most likely break. If a shark grabs the fish the shaft will most likely get bent and the fish will come off.

    Even the biggest AJ or Cobia can be controlled pretty much after the first few runs. Swim with them keeping enough pressure to not allow the flopper to come lose and let them bleed and wear themselves out. Stick a second shaft in the fish as soon as you can reload and get close enough. Trying to grab a big fish too early will result in the fish taking off again and possibly coming off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pickled Pelican View Post
    I'm concerned that in the future I may nail a large fish while lineshafting that wants to take off with my speargun after an epic battle royale underwater where I just can't get him under control. Or a shark or goliath grouper decides to take the fish I shot, with shaft, line, and gun, on a ride. I want to be able to cut that heavy duty mono to save the gun.

    I've seen a few line cutters, but most get bad reviews due to rust issues. Any titanium ones out there?
    the Eezy Cut is about the slickest line cutter out there. Cave divers to sky divers use them. It will cut 2inch stiff scuba webbing, 1/2" climbing line, mono, poly rope, spectra, and every other rope/string/webbing I have encountered. It comes with 3 stainless steel blades so if they corrode you can replace them. Price is about $25. colors and different sheath configurations are available. It won't stab fish.

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    I would re-rigg your line system on the gun so you have a quick release clip that attaches to the gun so if you get into a bad situation where you need to release the line quickly you can do so without taking the time to find your line cutter. Any sort of brass clip that you can release by squeezing should do the job.

    That is how my gun is set up but you should still have a good serrated knife for other situations.
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    I carry some sea snips, they cut through cable. You just have to find the right ones and not knock offs.

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