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  • Poon Harpoon

    Thinking of buying a harpoon was wondering if anyone has ever used or owned a poon harpoon if so how did you like it.

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    made by a friend of mine

    Expensive but worth it. Its much better balanced and faster than a traditional aluminum cockpit harpoon.

    You can track it through the water fast and accurately to stab a fish, or you can throw it accurately the requisite 10'.

    I use mine for 2 purposes; sticking a shark I don't want on a gaff and for tuna over 150#; anything less gets double gaffed.

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    • #3
      I think I am going to order one they are on sale for 269 without the tips. It breaks down into pieces so you can store it in a umbrella bag. How much rope or wire do you use on your tips?

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      • #4
        Tight steel cable loop

        My dart's have a tight, perhaps 6 or 8" loop of either shark cable (480# 49 ply steel wire cable) or a same sized loop of triple looped and woven 400# mono leader; doubled swaged.

        I then run a basket full (200'??) of 1/4" line which is tied via bowline to the cable or mono leader.

        I also run a loop of mono through the hole in the butt piece; the running line of 1/4" lien goes through that loop to allow me to retrieve the Poon if its thrown after a fish.

        Mine goes on the port tower leg; rigged and ready to go.

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        • #5
          Here's a video Kevin and Chris made of the Poon in action

          http://videos.sportfishermen.com/vie...p?video_id=297

          Nice fish, eh?

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          • #6
            Wow, what a fish. Is it common to throw that harpoon a half dozen times before getting a solid connection? I have no experience with them other than the 6' Relaible harpoon I used with my pop while shark fishing many years back.

            He has recently given the harpoon to me and I was thinking about putting it back into service. I do not believe it is suited to be thrown, it seems unbalanced.

            Chris
            "Pelagic" 2006 Classic 32

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            • #7
              That was the same shot 5 times

              Instant replay of the same 2 strikes a couple times each.

              You can see on the first that CJ slings it as opposed to a throw.

              The Poon is head weighted which allows it to be tossed a couple yards when the fish surfs up at the end of the leader.

              In a perfect world you get the fish up w/in 5' of the boat and jab into it w/ the dart which is much more in control than the throw and pray

              Throw and miss; throw and hit the gill plate; throw and bounce, throw and chip the line; I personally would much rather wait for the fish to come closer, but I'm fishing recreationally, not for $$$ like the guys in the video.

              They also got 20-30 fish/year back in the glory days.....

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