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rock tips

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Jul 4, 2004
What do you do when a Halibut is sitting on thinly sand-covered rock? It seems to me that any decent shot at a halibut over rock is going to destroy the speartip as it goes through the fish and into the rock. Is there a trick to this that I'm not seeing? Maybe just flush the Hali off the rock and hope he settles in a suitable soft sand spot nearby?
Three of us went through this about 25 years ago. After trying four different types of spear points, I settled on a 42" 3/8 shaft with lots of power and a 5 prong. If you hit him in the head or get a piece of the spine he doesn't move, but use an open muzzle just in case. Even if you hit the rock instead of the fish, there is enough left to still be useable. Check out
When that happens, never shot ''vertical'' to the rock, just shot with a lot of angle, that way the spear won't bounce on the rock....and pray that the ''flat'' rock doesn't have irregularities on its surface to stop or bounce the spear.
Angle and lethal shots when they are over rocks.....that makes it!

If you have a euro gun , Beuchat make a "rockpoint "shaft which is a replaceable head that screws onto a shaft the head is tiny and will hardly even be noticeable.
Scubaland.fr sell them for 22euro
It might help make your choices easier , just aim at an angle and let fly the replacement heads are only 3.80euro each.
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