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A Dash of Technology

By Jeromy Gamble When guys consider items or gear that help improve their spearfishing, items like guns, fins and masks are the most highly discussed. Everyone is looking for that little edge from their gear to help them find and land more and larger fish on a consistent basis. One item that is overlooked 99% of the time is actually the one thing guiding you to where you intend to dive. Marine electronics. Chart plotters and sonars have come a long way in a very short time and can be used as one of the best tools to help...

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Letter to The Editor

Words by Chris Chaput Alright my faithful handful. Have I written that before? Probably but even Hemingway repeated himself. That’s a true fact I just made up. And that’s a line I plagiarized from Daniel Tosh. Wow, off to a good start. But, here we go anyway. This issue I wanted to give you a little behind the scenes look at the emails that are sent to Jeromy Gamble, the owner of Spearing Magazine and my world class editor (and sister) Nicole Chaput, when I finish an installment of “With A Grain of Salt Water”. I’m guessing you’ll start...

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by Al Martinez Unexpected summer thunderstorms burdened our crossing, but we figured it out and after four hours, arrived to Port Lucaya. We did a little BBQ with the boys and went to bed early, ready for Saturday morning to come. Saturday started out great; everyone was shooting big fish and by midday we had several big grouper, mutton and hog snapper on the boat. Any experienced captain and diver stays aware of the tides and water temperature. Around noon, I noticed the tide had switched to outgoing; I told the boys to be aware. The tide had changed...

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How to tune a speargun Flopper

  How to tune a speargun flopper – Spearing Magazine By far the most unknown and also most important piece of gear on a speargun is the flopper. All too often I run into people who buy shafts and just have no idea that the flopper, or barb, should not just open and close completely by the force of gravity.  A proper working flopper should only open to about 30 degrees when pulled by gravity. The idea is, when the shaft goes through the fish then the flopper drops open. When the fish tries to escape, it jams the...

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