I live in Michigan and I am wondering if any fellow Michiganders would recommend this pole? I will be doing most of my fishing in inland lakes around the greater Grand Rapids area, and I will also be doing a fair amount near the Traverse City and Empire area.
Any and all input is wanted on other spears that would better suit me as well...
Breakdown simple and easy. However, prone to corrosion unless you wash it thoroughly with freshwater. Decent performance underwater, but due to air pockets in the shaft of the pole, it does not have alot of inertia once fired. A single, non-collapsable, solid shaft performs better overall. Good for short range targets.
Joel S Thank you, I think I am going to buy a solid aluminum shaft and attach a slip-tip from LP to it =)
JASON C Joel, I've only used this pole in salt water environs, which I would think are harsher than inland bodies of water, but it has served me very well and held up remarkably well: the body and the sling. I would, however, recommend getting a different tip if you think you'll be fishing hear rocks, or shooting under ledges - the included tri-tip is more of a delicate instrument. Hope that helps...
BEN H I'm not from Michigan but I do use this polespear with the paralyzer tip to hunt lionfish in the Caribbean. It is a great tool. I have been able to take lionfish up to 17 inches, which is the biggest we have seen with it. I only use half the length but my friends have used the full length on bigger fish with great success. In my opinion JBL makes the best spears available. I hunt with one and will continue to do so. If you do decide to go with this spear I would suggest buying an extra tip and an extra sling to carry with you while hunting. I do my hunting with scuba and in salt water so the sling and tip have taken a beating. I am not sure how the fresh water and lake environment will treat it.