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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Gift Ideas - Ab/urchin/Scallop Shells
« Last post by Abalonejoe on Today at 11:01:27 AM »
Ash tray

+1

Or do the extra work to make it a keys/change holder.
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Water condition reports / Re: Winter/spring diving
« Last post by bythog on Today at 09:38:36 AM »
I really hope so. I took the FII class early November and haven't been able to get into the water since. Sucks that I learned things I can't practice yet...*and* I just got new carbon fins that haven't even touched the water.
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Water condition reports / Re: Winter/spring diving
« Last post by Amsmosh on Yesterday at 07:23:42 PM »
Yes, occasionally we will get a weather window between storms but that is completely unpredictable. We should be able to get out a few times over the next few months. Around Mid April, the swells generally will let up a bit but the wind can howl through May.
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Water condition reports / Winter/spring diving
« Last post by bythog on Yesterday at 06:31:10 PM »
Do these large swells last all winter and spring here, or does the ocean let up a bit to allow for some diving in the next couple of months? I haven't been able to get out for 1.5 months; I'm hoping there's more opportunities to before May.
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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Gift Ideas - Ab/urchin/Scallop Shells
« Last post by SnailHunter on Yesterday at 03:23:16 PM »
I have taken deeper ab shells and made a succulent hanging planters.

Drill a 1/2 inch hole in the bottom for drainage.  Drill 3 small holes equally spaced around the rim and thread copper wire to a single point a foot or so above the shell.  A layer of sand and small gravel then cactus planting mix and drop a couple succulents spaced nicely.

Hanging in the shade they do pretty well with minimal care.
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Thanks for the advice Ryan. Hope you're slaying some fish down there right now!
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Freediving Discussion / Re: Question for roller gun users and Baja junkies...
« Last post by ryang85 on December 13, 2018, 08:32:55 PM »
I know this may be a longshot, but I figured I would ask just in case there's anyone on here that goes to Baja a lot and also hunts with roller guns...

I have a 100cm roller set up to reef hunt with, but I'm kind of struggling on how to rig the shooting line. I want to use this gun primarily for med-sized cabrilla, pargo etc. Not planning on shooting any monsters with it. Just eating sized fish. I see a lot of information out there on guns and rigging for big pargo and grouper and the general consensus seems to be heavy firepower, 5/16" or bigger shafts and cable. But, I think this is more geared at huge fish.

Currently I have a 7mm shaft rigged with a double wrap of dyneema. I have a second 7.5mm shaft and I am wondering how I should set up the shooting line. Does anyone have experience using cable with a roller gun? Will dyneema be ok for 20lb or less pargo etc?

I appreciate any help with my setup here!

Charlie

Im currently in  baja hunting the fish you mentioned, and i only use rollerguns. For the reef( pargo, cabrilla, Amberjack ect. )  i use a 110 cm roller with 16mm rubber stretched to %375, a pain to load but super powerfull.  I shot a 15lb amber jack at about 12 feet out today and the shaft went all the way though and out the other side . I use 400lb mono and a breakaway release to help preventing my gun being drug through the reef by a pissed of pargo and giving me the ability to not worry about my gun the mess after the fish has been landed.  Some people like reels more and they are deffiantly easier to swim around with compared to a float.  And no doubt double wrap it.
Dyneama frays a little easier against the coral and wire is stronger but you better have good gloves when bringing the fish in because it will want to saw through your fingers. 
All my  baja guns are 5/16 shafts since i build them and it makes my life easier to use one bit ,  a 7.5mm will get you by just fine but i would consider bringing a 3rd shaft, a 10lb pargo hit in the nose will bend a shaft if hes determined.

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Freediving Discussion / Question for roller gun users and Baja junkies...
« Last post by charlierobinton on December 13, 2018, 07:47:53 PM »
I know this may be a longshot, but I figured I would ask just in case there's anyone on here that goes to Baja a lot and also hunts with roller guns...

I have a 100cm roller set up to reef hunt with, but I'm kind of struggling on how to rig the shooting line. I want to use this gun primarily for med-sized cabrilla, pargo etc. Not planning on shooting any monsters with it. Just eating sized fish. I see a lot of information out there on guns and rigging for big pargo and grouper and the general consensus seems to be heavy firepower, 5/16" or bigger shafts and cable. But, I think this is more geared at huge fish.

Currently I have a 7mm shaft rigged with a double wrap of dyneema. I have a second 7.5mm shaft and I am wondering how I should set up the shooting line. Does anyone have experience using cable with a roller gun? Will dyneema be ok for 20lb or less pargo etc?

I appreciate any help with my setup here!

Charlie
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Gear For Sale / Re: For sale Gannet 100 Blue water float
« Last post by MATT MATTISON on December 13, 2018, 10:22:56 AM »
Price reduced to $300
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Hunting Techniques / Re: Poison Oak on Wet Suit??
« Last post by TheKeeneroo on December 12, 2018, 02:16:46 PM »
hahah discovering new worlds and conquering large fishies.

Just got back from urgent care... where in the paraphrased words of Forrest Gump, "They shot me in the buttocks" ... twice. Dang. Feels like an epic charlie horse.
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