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    Choosing a Spearfishing Float

    August 04, 2016 2 min read

    Choosing a Spearfishing Float

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    Sam from Adreno Sydney talks us through the different types of spearfishing floats.

     

    Spearfishing Floats are vital for every spearo. Floats alert boat traffic to a diver in the water or below the boat. If you spear a monster fish, you can let go of the gun. Using a line attached to the float you can still control and retrieve the fish and your gun.

    Here we look at some different floats and why you might purchase float over another.

    Adreno Bullet Hard Foam Float

    Features

    • A versatile compact hard foam-filled float, which is durable around the rocks so ideal for shore diving.
    • The compact, streamlined shape makes it really great for pulling through the surf.
    • An attached flag mount means your diving mates can see you and you are visible to boats.
    • Float is ballasted with an in-built lead weight on the bottom so it sits upright while being towed.
    • Sharkclip with swivel.
    • Nose of this floats allows easy connection to float line for spearfishing.
    • Rear snap clip allows bungee lines to be attached when using as a pull-down in a blue water rig.
    Problue TORPEDO Inflatable Float Rope and Flag

    Features

    • Inflatable by mouth
    • An attached tall flag means high visibility and is great for open water or boat diving.
    • Once the float is deflated it is very compact, which makes it ideal for travelling or storing as a spare in a boat.
    • Features a weight pocket and is ballasted to make the flag sit upright.
    • The attachment point for the float is underneath so you can tow the float at a faster speed without pulling the nose under water. This is also good when you are changing spots as you
    don’t have to pull in your float.

    Adreno Heavy Duty Inflatable Float

    Features

    • Heavy duty construction.
    • Streamlined shaped with conical nose to reduce drag and effort when towing the float.
    • Ballasted with a weight on the bottom so the flag stands out.
    • High visibility with attached tall flag and bright colour-scheme.
    • An attached tall flag means high visibility and is great for open water or boat diving.
    Riffe Floats

    Features

    • Designed to take an increased amount of pressure so ideally inflate with a compressor or scuba tank.
    • More pressure means if the float gets pulled underwater by a large fish it will retain its shape and aid slowing the fish down.
    • Generally used offshore for chasing pelagic species like tuna or Billfish.
    • D-ring at the front enables you to clip multiple floats together.
    • Doesn’t come with a flag as already large and visible.
    DiveR Dog Stopper Blue Water Inflatable Float

    Features

    • Specifically designed for hunting Dogtooth Tuna.
    • Its large size is designed to stop the fish from reaching the reef, rather than just slowing it down.
    • Super heavy duty construction. Comes with five large stainless D rings.
    • Disadvantage is the float’s extra weight can put pressure on the rest of your gear. Make sure your shooting and rig lines along with all your clips are in 100 percent working order.