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Title: picking a spear
Post by: bill540 on Jan 30, 2017, 09:43 PM
I am wanting to get into spearing. I was looking at the spear on walmart.com at https://www.walmart.com/ip/Danielson-Quick-Release-Jumo-Fish-Spear-with-Telescoping-Handle/34769833. I am on a budget so I don't want to drop a lot on a spear. what are your thoughts?
Title: Re: picking a spear
Post by: Knife2sharp on Jan 30, 2017, 09:49 PM
That is to small and light for northern pike. It's similar to the frog spears, but I don't know what type of fish they're intended for, maybe small rough fish in streams or ponds?
Title: Re: picking a spear
Post by: bill540 on Jan 30, 2017, 10:08 PM
targeting pike. Thanks for the feed back.
Title: Re: picking a spear
Post by: sra61 on Feb 01, 2017, 11:49 AM
I bought probably 5 or 6 spears though the years. I found 9tine here on IceShanty and ordered one a couple of winters ago. I just finally got to put it to work last weekend and that spear puts all the others to shame. All my other spears would plane when I tried anything at any kind of angle. This spear goes right where I want, always! It's not cheap, but it's also the last spear I will buy, unless I get him to make me another one just like it. I spent way more than this one from 9tine, on all those others!
(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1224.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fee363%2Fsra61%2F2016%2520Fishing%2FIMG_20160118_104545731.jpg&hash=69d0ba60e8ee8d7fb03b38be3e782d93) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/sra61/media/2016%20Fishing/IMG_20160118_104545731.jpg.html)(https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1224.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fee363%2Fsra61%2F2016%2520Fishing%2FIMG_20160118_104554394.jpg&hash=08fb1ad3247a99bf83e5823c900d6be2) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/sra61/media/2016%20Fishing/IMG_20160118_104554394.jpg.html) (https://www.iceshanty.com/ice_fishing/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1224.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fee363%2Fsra61%2F2017%2520Icefishing%2F2017%2520Nelson%2520Ice%2520Classic%2FIMG_0662web.jpg&hash=71e34d6f2f2ea540d878dddefcc24ab7) (http://s1224.photobucket.com/user/sra61/media/2017%20Icefishing/2017%20Nelson%20Ice%20Classic/IMG_0662web.jpg.html) A lot of these fish were well outside of the hole. One of them was so far outside I had to put the head under that side and throw. The only thing that limited me was how long I had my rope tied.
Title: Re: picking a spear
Post by: Knife2sharp on Feb 01, 2017, 05:45 PM
Beautiful spear. Does he still make them? Can you PM me his contact info?
Title: Re: picking a spear
Post by: U.p.Will on Feb 01, 2017, 07:57 PM
Helluva nice spear. Where can I get one?
Title: Re: picking a spear
Post by: sra61 on Feb 03, 2017, 01:25 PM
Helluva nice spear. Where can I get one?
he goes by 9tine on here. you can PM him or he also has a Facebook page here:
https://www.facebook.com/Hardwater-Hardware-LLC-244737999045988/
You can message him there. He has a waiting list, but it was really worth the wait.