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tell that to manny puigyou guys must be shooting some small fish. less than 12".we leave those alone here.most fish are illegal at that size anyway. i guarantee you are not bringing home a very good percentage of what you are shooting. not as good as someone with a gun. this might seem more "sporting" to you . but what about all the ones who get away? i dont like when injured fish swim off to die under a rock somewhere. what kind of fish dont thrash around at all after you shoot them ??EVER?
" i believe in peace through superior firepower, sir"
with all due respect,(and i,m not trying to diss anyone,)how many got away before he brought one in? i could probably find some guy who killed a bear with a pointed broomstick,(once) but if i were to go hunting bears i wouldnt go with a pointed stick.thats my point.This guy is a top class spearo and uses a trident head as seen on the gun behind him to capture fish such as this double figure bass and bigger.
ok, i will concede that if you are a freediver and adventure man on a world class level,"like manny" then a pole spear is all you need. if you are not capable of holding your breath 4 minutes at 100 ft. (like me) maybe a spear gun is in order. you could probably kill a deer with a .22 caliber rifle. but if you regularly hunted deer with one, you would wound more than you killed.,(as i supect is the case with all the pole spearos, they just wont admit it)that is my pointtell that to manny puig
i personally have playbacks of all fish I have wounded and that have fled. maybe some live, others don't. in the end it's my fault and my way of dealing with it is to feel like crap. i'm sure others are different.Just on the wounding fish comments. I hate doing it as well. I know guys who spear fish for sport (not kidding) and will shoot fish they don't intend to eat. I never do this EVER. But as for wounding a fish really haunting someone. In the end, they are fish. They live in nature, live and die, eat and get eaten, etc... Obviously doing it intentionally is wrong, but in the end they go back into the food chain. Wounding one fish may provide food for a number of others. So I don't understand why it is considered to be so bad. In the end you were going to kill the fish anyway. All that actually happened was you provided a meal to someone else rather than yourself.