When it comes to float lines, you may be thinking that they are all the same and if you are thinking that, you’d be forgiven as it is a common thought.
However the reason we have created this blog is to address the fact that all float lines are indeed NOT the same.
Here we will discuss the differences between our float lines here at Huntmaster.
THE ALL ROUNDER – 8MM THICK FLOAT LINE
As the name already states, the thickness of the PVC jacket for this float line is indeed 8mm and is a perfect starting point for all people looking to get into spearfishing. The dyneema line in this particular float line is 1.7mm, the shark lip is a standard 110cm and it also comes with a speed spike.
The speed spike it attached to your speargun and the main purpose of the speed spike is to go through the mouth of the fish once shot, which allows the fish to go onto your float line.
THE TUNA TAMER – 11MM THICK FLOAT LINE
Similar to the All Rounder, as the name already states, the thickness of the PVC jacket for this float line, yes you guessed it, 11mm. The dyneema line in our Tuna Tamer float line is 3.0mm however for the Tuna Tamer, we have three shark lips instead of a speed spike!
One shark lip will attach to your speargun or break away system while the second and third shark lips are mainly used by more advanced divers.
If you are targeting big fish such as Tuna or Marlin and you need to pull the fish up in a timely manner, attach the second shark lip to your float and the third is there to support you in pulling the fish.
So how the third one works is while you are pulling up a fish metre by metre, you can give your hands a rest by placing the shark clip onto your float line. Repeat this process and you will have pulled up your fish with less exertion.
The fact that the Tuna Tamer has a larger PVC jacket and stronger dyneema line, means that you can rely on your equipment when spearfishing for larger and heavier fish such as Dogtooth Tuna. Those beauties are infamous for bringing down float lines!
Now that you know all about your float lines, you’ll be ready and knowledgeable once you’re in the water and heading out to spearfish.
If you’d like a more visual walkthrough on the differences, click the link below!