Spearfishing Tips
Spearfishing Techniques
Speargun Parts
Speargun Equipment
Spearfishing Equipment
Speargun Types
Spearfishing Videos
Speargun Reviews
Spearfishing Trip
What's New

[?] Subscribe To This Site

follow us in feedly
Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN
Subscribe with Bloglines

Speargun Equipment
And How To Find The Balance Between Quality And Price

The speargun equipment, whose operation plays a key role in the performance and the operation of the gun, represents an essential part of any spear gun.

The main requirement for all equipment is, of course, its perfect operation and its resistance to the influences of sea water and sunlight.

Even good spear guns can prove to be commercially unattractive if the manufacturer does not pay enough attention to the quality of selected equipment.

From among the speargun equipment for the spear gun, the following important parts must be considered: harpoon, slings, wish bone, trigger mechanisms (usually considered as part of the spear gun), reel, line, nylon, Ball bearing Swivels and some other small parts.

Each manufacturer chooses speargun equipment, which they believe suit their product the best. There is a wide range of products from different manufacturers on the market and above all, a very wide range as regards to quality and price.

Speargun equipment

Decisions are, therefore, sometimes the result of a compromise between quality and price. The same criteria often influences the decision of the final customer in the selection and purchase of the spear gun.

Manufacturers of spearguns are divided into those (and they are usually smaller manufacturers), who choose to purchase speargun equipment with specialized manufacturers, however, major brands of spear guns usually develop and manufacture most of such equipment by themselves.

The final decision is left to the spear fishing enthusiasts whether to reach for top quality products with more sophisticated equipment, from the highest quality materials and perhaps costing more money, or will the product price be the first selection criteria rather than the quality of equipment? Its reliability, of course, being a less important decisive factor.

Certainly the consequences of saving on equipment by buying cheaper materials usually take place in the most inappropriate moments, for example, when catching bigger fish.

The following equipment has to pass severe tests: line with its carrying capacity, reel with its performance and structural strength, and ultimately, the harpoon, where barbs are proven (or not), notches, toggle, quality of steel finishing and all in all, the finishing edges of the harpoon, which are in contact with line or nylon.

Speargun swivel
Coastlock Snap Ball Bearing Swivel

In such cases, similar trials are used Ball bearing Swivels, its reliability and carrying capacity and nylon, where it is used. It is important that the carrying capacity of all these parts of the gun is as coordinated as possible, otherwise the weakest links will always be apparent and the prey will be needlessly lost.

Another important issue is the quality of production and installation. Even good quality lines break if a reel is used which has an uncompleted final finishing (like one with sharp edges).

Sharp edges can be usually found also on harpoons, so it is recommended that you check the harpoon before use.

Most of the hunters are used to checking their own speargun equipment especially the harpoon. Of course, this defect has also been noticed by some manufacturers who now offer on the market new and highly sophisticated products with toggle drop forging without sharp edges.

Reel attachment itself is very important, as we need to know that the reel, with the supporting pillar made of plastic, is not designed for high loads. Equally important is the choice of the correct dimension of the screws, which are used to fix the reel onto the spear gun.

Therefore, if we need to make a decision on the purchase of an expensive spear gun, bear in mind that some feelings of guilt will soon be replaced by the feeling of satisfaction following the successful catch of a big fish.

Speargun Equipment Related Articles

Speargun Line Characteristics And Which Line To Choose - Best speargun lines are resistant and strong but not rigid and hard, because that causes possible entanglements.

Speargun Bag - Best Speargun Protection During Transport - If you want to transport you speargun safetly then check out our tips on speargun bags.

Back from Speargun equipment to Spearfishing Tips-Home

Copyright © 2010-2014 Spearfishingtips.com - All Rights Reserved Worldwide
All trademarks used are properties of their respective owners