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Offline kodama

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Kimera slip tip thing. Any experience?
« on: December 24, 2018, 01:55:53 PM »
Has anyone tried this new take on the slip tip? At first look it makes sense but I remain skeptical until I hear some first hand experience.

https://www.kimeraspearfishing.com/

Do you guys use slip tips at all and if so in what situations?

I have only used them for hunting flatfish with limited success.

Offline ryang85

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Re: Kimera slip tip thing. Any experience?
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2018, 04:36:33 PM »
Ive been looking at these for baja reef species. Slip tips are just too fragile to mess around in the reefs.  Im probably going to give one a try next trip.

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Offline kodama

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Re: Kimera slip tip thing. Any experience?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2018, 01:45:36 AM »
Ive been looking at these for baja reef species. Slip tips are just too fragile to mess around in the reefs.  Im probably going to give one a try next trip.

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Let us know how it performs. Good luck with it.

Offline naturalSelection

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Re: Kimera slip tip thing. Any experience?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2018, 06:04:03 PM »
In my opinion, slip tips are mainly advantageous with softer pelagic fish (wahoo or wsb), or very large fish like tuna or Marlin. I have used them, but I feel they are grossly overpriced. After losing a $100 Riffe ice pick, i have switched to double flopper for big game. slip tips do add more loading time for each shot, and it's more gear to fuss with. Yet another drawback for me.

I know some guys who use the jbl breakaways on pole spears for big lings, which does make sense.

I have been considering the kimera slip tip, and on paper it looks like a great design. Never tried it tho. Would be interested to hear a review.

 

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