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    Default Pole spear questions and spear solicitation.

    Short time reader, first time poster.

    I'll be heading to Mexico (probably the Yucatan) for four weeks in the spring. I'd like to try my hand at spearfishing and want to start with a pole spear.

    I'm thinking about purchasing a Gat-Ku 6 footer detachable head with a flopper. Having never spearfished before, does this seem like an appropriate choice? Or would it be better to choose a different head? Furthermore, I'm looking to buy used if I can-anybody? Anybody?

    Impact Spearing also has a similar spear with paralyzer, floppy, and slip tip for probably a $100.00 less-is this a good option/better option for a beginner?

    I'm planning on sticking with it, so I think I'll invest in the Gat-Ku, but I'm open to opinion.

    Thank you very much.

    V/R

    gandrew

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    Welcome to the SFP.
    Why are you chosing to go with a pole spear, imo it has got too be the most challenging way to hunt fish esp for a novice.
    I would get a gun, If your dead set on a pole spear, you might also look at ray odors travel spears.

    Chris
    Chris Grauer- "To protect, promote, and grow the sport of spearfishing" www.spearfishingplanet.com

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    I think the nature of spearfishing with a pole appeals to me-it must take a little more prowess and time, but that doesn't bother me. I'm guessing the learning curve is steep so I'm not too concerned.

    Still looking...

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    Check out the Head Hunter pole spear.......... BAD ASS!!

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    Last edited by Ray Odor; 03-20-2011 at 07:24 AM.

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    I bought one of the Ray Odor travel spears for Costa last spring. Didn't use while there but have used it since. Breaks down to three piece and fits easily into luggage. Heavy and packs quite a wallop. Well under a hundred bucks.

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    Check out the Foldspear, we're coming out with a new and improved version this week, available in 4', 6', and 8' lengths.

    Foldspear -The only Holstered Polespear

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    I use a gun and a polespear. In a target rich enviornment a polespear is much more efficient and deadly. It has far fewer parts, reloads very quickly, and is simple and much safer to use. For smaller reef fish a paralyzer is functional. If I know I'm after larger fish I absolutely will use a slip tip or detachable. A 6ft polespear is a good all around size. The Foldspear looks interesting but I would have to try one before I could suggest that option. I'm a shallow water hunter and when I started out, I used a reef gun. After awhile, I met other hunters and was introduced to polespears. A good polespear will make you a stealthier hunter. IMHO

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