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    Default Sea Stinger Lightning rod

    Hey guys, i was wondering if any of you had any experience with the sea stinger lightning rod.. its supposed to be the fastest spear in the water, and it comes with the sea stinger 1 slip tip (all for about $140) which in my opinion is an excellent deal. the only down side is the over all manufactured length is 92" which is a nice size, but i've used the crist 8' body + an 18" shaft on the end and it was awesome but HUGE.

    What are your opinions?
    are there better options?

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    Tough to beat for the price. I would upgrade to the bigger slip tip if shooting big fish, a 30lb AJ bent my tip a little.

    Its a very fast spear, WAY faster than my Crist and Manny.

    Its a little slower and lighter than a Riffe, but much more reasonably priced.

    C

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    Chuckd, i have been in contact with the owner of Sea Stinger, he sent me one of his "lightning rods" and i just received it in the mail today. it has a prototype attachment making it about 108" total assembled length, he sent me a sea stinger 1 and sea stinger 2, (the sea stinger 2 is rated for fish above 15lbs) which might be able to solve your problem with bending it on big fish. i am yet to get in the water with it but from what i can see i can't wait to use it.

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    Let me know how the Stinger 2 slip tip works out for you.
    C

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    I have a Sea Stinger 2( that i got the the St. Pete Open 2011) on my polespear but I haven't had a chance to get out freediving and use it yet, I really want to stick an aj with it and see how it works.


    Chris
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    so i took the spear out for a beach dive after work today just to see what it was all about, got a decent hog and a few margates. it is great. bar none the best pole spear i have ever used (i never tried the riffe) though i do not really see the point in using the SS1, it has a minor advantage of being a few inches longer, but SS2 has a much thicker shaft and the spear tip that enters the fish is exactly the same on the two. if you have both tips, i could see how using the SS1 for small reef fish is better, but not enough of a difference to sacrifice strength. (or really care about owning both)

    i'm leaving for the bahamas in a few weeks, i guess that's when we will find out if they hold up!

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