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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: New Speargun  (Read 866 times)

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BigJim

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This is a little vid of my first time using the 60...super fun gun and has plenty of power to take down nice fish as well...



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The pathos 60 is a great gun, but be aware that it isn't heavy enough to use as a marker for holes...if you drop it next to a hole it will most likely float/drift a little bit away.


This is the main reason I like the RA more than the Pathos. It really sucks when it decides to walk from your marked spot in low vis or even in good vis it doesn't take much current/swell to move it either.

The RA makes a good anchor  :smt001

I need to figure out how to weigh it down without making it a snag nuisance. Maybe attach a stainless steel rod somehow.
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The pathos 60 is a great gun, but be aware that it isn't heavy enough to use as a marker for holes...if you drop it next to a hole it will most likely float/drift a little bit away.


This is the main reason I like the RA more than the Pathos. It really sucks when it decides to walk from your marked spot in low vis or even in good vis it doesn't take much current/swell to move it either.

The RA makes a good anchor  :smt001

I need to figure out how to weigh it down without making it a snag nuisance. Maybe attach a stainless steel rod somehow.

Just switch to a reel and then you won't be worrying about leaving your gun on the bottom.  :smt002 :smt008

When I've used a floatline up in Shelter Cove I have put a torpedo fishing weight (the one with the metal loop on each end) threaded on the loop at the end of the floatline where I clip it onto the gun....loop through each end of weight so stays in line...

FWIW, when I'm hunting with my reel gun I still often use a floatline/marker weight set up...I'll drop marker weight, work around it for a few dives...move a bit, drop weight, work around it....

If there's kelp you can use the stalks as reference but if no kelp I find having the weight/line helps keep me oriented and allows me to systematically cover ground...

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Hey just start simple. Get the gun, shoot some fish, learn and adapt from there. Reels, floatlines, floats, etc all are useful, but just grow into them as you get comfortable. See what works for guys/gals you dive with and borrow and try their setups to see what you like. Good luck, dive safe, hope to see ya out in the briny deep!


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Just got my new pathos 60 and it does not have a safety and my parents don't like it so they want to return it and get a new one. Do u guys notice anything different about the no safety?


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IMO the best safety is your finger and your mind....

Donít point the loaded gun at something you arenít willing to shoot...

Just my 2 cents.

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IMO the best safety is your finger and your mind....

Donít point the loaded gun at something you arenít willing to shoot...

Just my 2 cents.

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+1

I think a safety can be a false sense of security, and what if you forget to activate it?  I haven't used the safety switch on my Rob Allen once.  Keep track of where you are pointed at all times, and keep your finger off the trigger like BigJim said. 

Pathos Open 60 is an awesome gun for NorCal...I had a hard time walking out of Red Triangle without buying one.


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IMO the best safety is your finger and your mind....

Donít point the loaded gun at something you arenít willing to shoot...

Just my 2 cents.

 :smt006

Agreed.  I have seen several safety mechs fail including one of my guns so donít care for them. 
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