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Feb 11, 2018
I am interested in buying Pole Spear for the reef area at shallow depths of a few meters.
Hunting a small fish weighing 300-700 grams.
What is the range of Pole Spear?
What is the recommended length?

I heard that the range would be about half the spear's length, personally I think it's more than that. I use a short 1m polespear for lionfish but a few days ago I caught a young amberjack with it. Not the most sustainable catch :rolleyes:, but catching something like that with a small handspear was unexpected and extremely rewarding. It gave me a sense of accomplishment I never had when using the speargun.

I now want to build a >2m polespear! But the materials are hard to come by where I live, so it's a long term project.

What would be the best length? I really cannot tell you. I am curious about this as well, so I hope some experienced pole spear fisherman comes along and gives us some good info.

Other than just the ideal length (and ideal length for what kind of environment?), would there also be an ideal diameter? My lionfish spear is solid 10mm aluminium, which is fast, but too thin to comfortably hold for a longer time. But at what diameter does the water resistance become a problem? What's the best material and weight? Paralizer vs tahitian vs slip-tip? Sooo many questions! :)
Thanks, it's in addition to the speargun, I want to fish near the shore with pole spear, recommendations would be great.
I saw two Pole spears salvimar pole spear 14 mm 160cm (3 prong) and salvimar pole spear 18 mm 195 cm (with flopper).
which one if more suitable to this type of spearfishing.
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