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    How To Rig A Shaft

    February 23, 2024 2 min read

    How To Rig A Shaft

    Rigging a speargun shaft is a valuable skill that every spearfisher should learn at some point. Properly rigged gear ensures that your speargun performs at its best in the water, allowing you to hit your target with precision. In this tutorial, Sam guides you through the process of rigging a closed muzzle speargun shaft.


    Materials You'll Need:
    Make sure you have the necessary materials:
    1. Crimps: Small metal sleeves used to secure the mono line in place.
    2. Mono Line: The fishing line that attaches the shaft to your speargun.
    3. Lighter: For heat sealing the mono line.
    4. Scissors: To trim excess mono line.
    5. Crimping Pliers: Essential for securing the crimps in place.

    Step 1: Prepare the Speargun Shaft
    Begin by positioning the shaft into the speargun, point first. This will serve as a reference point for rigging the mono line. Make sure it's inserted properly to ensure smooth operation.

    Step 2: Attach the Crimp
    Now, take the end of the mono line and slide a crimp onto it. Ensure that the crimp isn't placed too close to the neck of the shaft, as this could lead to jams when you're in the water. It's important to maintain a good distance to allow for flexibility and smooth movement.

    Step 3: Backup with Heat
    To secure the crimp in place, it's wise to create a backup. Use a lighter to heat a small section of the mono line and press it gently onto itself. This backup will prevent the mono line from slipping through the crimp in case it fails.

    Step 4: Crimp the Line
    Utilize your crimping pliers to clamp the crimp at both ends and in the center. This ensures that the crimp holds the mono line securely. Take your time with this step to guarantee a strong and reliable connection.

    Step 5: Thread the Mono Line
    Next, run the mono line back under the rubber of your speargun. Thread it through the muzzle, ensuring that the mono line is guided smoothly. This step is essential for maintaining a clean and efficient rigging.

    Step 6: Loop Around the Line Release
    As the mono line passes through the muzzle, guide it back down one side of the speargun, looping around the line release mechanism. This is an important part of the process as it ensures that the line can release smoothly when you fire your speargun.

    Step 7: Return to the Muzzle
    Bring the mono line back up towards the muzzle, passing it through the snap clip. Before threading it through, add another crimp. This crimp will serve as a means to tie off the mono line securely, preventing any accidental detachment.

    Step 8: Trim the Excess
    After securing the mono line with the crimp, use your scissors to trim any excess mono line protruding from the crimp. This step ensures that there are no loose ends that could cause tangling or interfere with your shots.

     

    Still not sure? Head into an Adreno store and we'll be able to give you a hand.