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Pathos Alma Speargun

Mohamed Elghorab

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Oct 2, 2016
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Hi guys !! I'm about to buy a new speargun soon and I have two Pathos spearguns in mind but I don't know which one I should choose, the Pathos Alma open 82 or the 90 ???!!!
Knowing that I'm going to install a reel and I usually hunt by the reef in the Red Sea but now I wanna go for some GTs, Barracudas, Emprors and Coral trouts !
Any Ideas ???
 

Rock Shooter

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Generally, the longer the barrel, the longer the line, the longer the range and so on :)

If the visibility is decent in your area, and you really want to go after those GTs, then I would go with the longer gun. But it is only 8 cm difference, so when comparing them you won't notice much difference, but that might be like the 20cm you needed more on a long shot. But if your technique/stalking is great, you won't need the longer gun, and it might be a tad more maneuverable (shorter gun). BUT you can always double wrap tho short gun.

Anyways, have fun deciding!:p

Rock Shooter
 
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Mohamed Elghorab

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Generally, the longer the barrel, the longer the line, the longer the range and so on :)

If the visibility is decent in your area, and you really want to go after those GTs, then I would go with the longer gun. But it is only 8 cm difference, so when comparing them you won't notice much difference, but that might be like the 20cm you needed more on a long shot. But if your technique/stalking is great, you won't need the longer gun, and it might be a tad more maneuverable (shorter gun). BUT you can always double wrap tho short gun.

Anyways, have fun deciding!:p

Rock Shooter
is it true that double wrapping makes the shot less accurate ?
 
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foxfish

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A good question, there is no doubt that the spear line effects the spear speed, this due to the drag in the water from the trailing line.
There used to be group on this forum who shot 'free spears' no line attached at all, they were based in Florida and hunted big fish.
Some might consider that sporting as it would require a very accurate kill shot .. personally I find it a bit stupid!
Anyway I don't know about the accuracy but the more line you use the more drag you will get.
I use double wraps on my dry barrel air guns due to the range & power they offer but, I use 1mm mono & a 150mm length of bungee cord.
That is thinner than most folk like to use & it need changing regularly to avoid tangles.
 
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