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Misc. Gear 'Where to Buy' Thread

Postby castronova » December 13th, 2017, 9:59 am

I don't know if this exists elsewhere but I thought I'd start something to help others find things to buy. I try to buy stuff in bulk, because I'm not going to stop spearfishing, to keep things cheap and on hand. In other words, I'm not trying to buy 10 crimps at a time, over and over.

This may end up being a few items but maybe it will turn into some discussions too. At least it will be all in one place.

Constrictor knot material
There are many different materials for this but I purchased IGFA Braided Dacron Green Spot in 130# test. It has worked perfect and is pretty cheap in bulk. This is out now but I bought 500 yards for under $50. Thats enough to tie 750 bands.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005EJ4CYC/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Shooting Line
Shooting line has been covered on a few posts and is readily available but let me add the http://www.Catchalltackle.com cable here.

They make tests from 90 up to 900 pound. I have used the 1.2mm 275# and the 1.6mm 480#, both coated. I haven't had it break yet and you can crimp right over the coating. 500' spool is about $80. I also use there non-coated 1/16" cable and it has been good.

You can also get bulk cable at https://www.snareshop.com/prodinfo.asp?number=C7X7364&variation=1000. That link is to the 270# 3/64" cable which is $54 for a 1,000 spool. They also sell the 1/16" in spools. I have had the snareshop 7x7 cable break but I have 5000 more shots on it than the catchalltackle cable so I think that has everything to do with sample size and not much to do with product.

Those who prefer mono please add your sources.

Crimps

Both catchalltackle and melton tackle sell copper double barrel crimps and I like both of there products because I prefer the long version crimps. You can get 2 full crimps on each long barrel crimp. To me that gives me peace of mind over a single crimp. I double them up on the bluewater guns giving 4 crimps per side.

https://catchalltackle.com/copper-double-barrel-crimp-sleeves-100pcs-1-0mm-to-3-3mm-long/ These are $6 or so for pack of 100 1.9mm for the 480 cable.

http://www.meltontackle.com/products/melton-tackle-mini-double-copper-crimps.html They are $9 at melton tackle.


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Hopefully this will be an ever growing thread. I suggest using what I started and adding to it by editing it instead of every new post being a new product. That way it stays organized. I don't have time for anything else right now but add your favorite products. They don't have to be bulk. I suggest a list of slip-tips, shaft manufacturers, etc. etc.
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Re: Misc. Gear 'Where to Buy' Thread

Postby Bill McIntyre » December 13th, 2017, 10:46 am

Great idea. I'll add this for shooting line.

https://benthicoceansports.com/collecti ... ff-dyneema

I've used the 1.4 mm and the 1.7 mm. You can crimp it just like mono. Its much harder to cut then mono, but not as hard as cable, and that green color shows up well down in the murky kelp.

Here's a review on the web site.

"For the last year or so, I have been using the 1.7 mm lines to shoot into wrecks, rocks, and reel types of fish. Never have I had to replace this due to wear & tear. Easily changed or adjusted by using Bowline knots. A little floaty while re rigging to gun, but never been much of a problem. Thanks Benthic for supplying us with such a tough shooting line."
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Re: Misc. Gear 'Where to Buy' Thread

Postby dean_the_machine » December 13th, 2017, 11:25 am

http://www.leadertec.com/store/

For mono and crimps although you have to color the mono yourself with RIT dye.
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Re: Misc. Gear 'Where to Buy' Thread

Postby NaClAddict » December 13th, 2017, 12:09 pm

I just found lexcocable.com. You have to get request a quote. I ordered fluorescent green vinyl cable. Pretty sure they’re supplying several diving vendors.

Damnit, I thought I’d have the snazziest wire, now everyone knows. Oh well, safety over vanity. I paid $80 for 500 ft of 400 lb 49 strand stainless. I know I need to strip the vinyl when rigging but neon green is so sexy. Also, I personally believe catchall wire should also be stripped.

Lexco also sells a variety of brass and stainless clips although I don’t know how their prices compare.
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Re: Misc. Gear 'Where to Buy' Thread

Postby castronova » December 13th, 2017, 12:22 pm

NaClAddict wrote:I just found lexcocable.com. You have to get request a quote. I ordered fluorescent green vinyl cable. Pretty sure they’re supplying several diving vendors.

Damnit, I thought I’d have the snazziest wire, now everyone knows. Oh well, safety over vanity. I paid $80 for 500 ft of 400 lb 49 strand stainless. I know I need to strip the vinyl when rigging but neon green is so sexy. Also, I personally believe catchall wire should also be stripped.

Lexco also sells a variety of brass and stainless clips although I don’t know how their prices compare.


I would believe the same but that product doesn't strip very well and seems much different. Their coating seems to be "melted on" and into the strands. You can see the stranding through the coating. I have tested it crimped over the coating and a couple of us pulled with it wrapped around a 2x4 and around a tow hitch while pushing with our legs against the bumper and we could not get it to slip the slightest bit.

It is not all I use but I do think it's very good. I have shot wahoo and big jacks with it and never had it slip. I'll mess with it some more tonight and see if I can give any more info.
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Re: Misc. Gear 'Where to Buy' Thread

Postby SEA_ARCHER » December 13th, 2017, 12:45 pm

2 small items to contribute:

Shaft cones from benthic $5 a piece avail in 7.0, 7.5, 8.0 (fits 5/16 nicely), and 8.5.

Also love the anti-chafing springs from RedTide.
$5 for a ten pack. Lost a nice grouper once when my shooting line broke from tab wear.
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Re: Misc. Gear 'Where to Buy' Thread

Postby castronova » December 13th, 2017, 12:51 pm

I forgot this and was just telling someone else.

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These small lure bags work perfect as traveling and boat tool and extra parts bag. I used to travel with zip locs of precut cable and crimps, bands, etc. Now with this which is $14 I put my crimpers, some small tools, extra band, extra wishbones, shooting line and crimps, etc. and its all nice and neat folded up.

https://catchalltackle.com/nantucket-bound-5-pocket-bag/
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Re: Misc. Gear 'Where to Buy' Thread

Postby NaClAddict » December 13th, 2017, 1:40 pm

castronova wrote:I would believe the same but that product doesn't strip very well and seems much different. Their coating seems to be "melted on" and into the strands. You can see the stranding through the coating. I have tested it crimped over the coating and a couple of us pulled with it wrapped around a 2x4 and around a tow hitch while pushing with our legs against the bumper and we could not get it to slip the slightest bit.

It is not all I use but I do think it's very good. I have shot wahoo and big jacks with it and never had it slip. I'll mess with it some more tonight and see if I can give any more info.


I’ve caught some big azz sharks on rod and reel using coated catchall. It never slipped back then and I didn’t strip it. Funny, after your post I wanted to test the vinyl coated cable crimps on unstripped to see how it would perform. Now I think I’ll test it for sure.
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Re: Misc. Gear 'Where to Buy' Thread

Postby coreyf » December 15th, 2017, 7:14 am

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Re: Misc. Gear 'Where to Buy' Thread

Postby chris oak » December 18th, 2017, 9:56 pm

coreyf wrote:Mono Shooting line:

Lindgren Pitman
https://www.lindgren-pitman.com/371-lp- ... skein.html


Corey turned me onto that years ago, the heavy duty stuff is what the commercial swordfishermen use. I've never had it fail on me yet, I just wish they made it in high vis yellow but I settled for black because once you hit 50' most colors appear black anyways.

For the new guys, you don't ever want to use clear mono, and even blue can be dicey. If you wrap up a seabass down deep it will make it super difficult to untangle from kelp and if you wrap yourself in it you are toast because you will never see it.
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Re: Misc. Gear 'Where to Buy' Thread

Postby castronova » December 21st, 2017, 6:52 am

coreyf wrote:Mono Shooting line:

Lindgren Pitman
https://www.lindgren-pitman.com/371-lp- ... skein.html


This is perfect. Had no idea LP made mono. Thank you.

2,650 feet of 300# for $43! if you use mono that is the biggest no-brainer ever.
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Re: Misc. Gear 'Where to Buy' Thread

Postby phil herranen » December 21st, 2017, 9:14 am

chris oak wrote:
coreyf wrote:Mono Shooting line:

Lindgren Pitman
https://www.lindgren-pitman.com/371-lp- ... skein.html


Corey turned me onto that years ago, the heavy duty stuff is what the commercial swordfishermen use. I've never had it fail on me yet, I just wish they made it in high vis yellow but I settled for black because once you hit 50' most colors appear black anyways.

For the new guys, you don't ever want to use clear mono, and even blue can be dicey. If you wrap up a seabass down deep it will make it super difficult to untangle from kelp and if you wrap yourself in it you are toast because you will never see it.

Just buy the clear and dye it yellow , that's what I do , the color holds up longer that the life of the mono.

I've used this stuff for the last 10 or 15 years , and without knowing it most everyone has been also , most of the spearfishing retailers /resellers just buy these coils, or the 25# spools and repackage them into small 100' coils
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Re: Misc. Gear 'Where to Buy' Thread

Postby phil herranen » December 21st, 2017, 9:23 am

castronova wrote:
coreyf wrote:Mono Shooting line:

Lindgren Pitman
https://www.lindgren-pitman.com/371-lp- ... skein.html


This is perfect. Had no idea LP made mono. Thank you.

2,650 feet of 300# for $43! if you use mono that is the biggest no-brainer ever.

This place is a couple bucks more per coil but is in Florida and might let you avoid shipping , this is where I've allways gotten mine .

http://blueoceantackle.com/commercial-f ... ofilament/
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Re: Misc. Gear 'Where to Buy' Thread

Postby Smudge » January 11th, 2018, 12:25 pm

Oooh, that's right up the road from me. Thanks Phil!
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