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My Lionfish Slayer

Discussion in 'Making your own Gear' started by Reef_Haven, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Reef_Haven

    Reef_Haven Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Winter Haven (Central FL)
    My tested Lionfish Slayer.
    5 lionfish first day in Pompano...

    28" arrow shaft
    18" 3/8 in Surgical Tubing - spear gun band
    12" nylon cord (few drops of super glue to hold in arrow shaft)
    2 zip ties
    5/16" brass compression fittting
    3 6" sections of 1/8" steel rod
    plastic pen body for paralyzer cover



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  2. ZenDiver.3D

    ZenDiver.3D Rejecting Reality ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives:
    Location: Kuwait, but home is Savannah, Georgia
    Go forth and do murder, my child. Well done. Hope you get tons of them because
  3. OneRestlessNative

    OneRestlessNative Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: East Coast Central Florida
    Nice! Always good to see what can be done with a few parts and a little ingenuity.....
  4. superstar

    superstar Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Grandville Michigan
    I like it, how quick between shots. I made a goby slayer spear gun to deal with our invasive species problem but it takes too long to reload. Did you solder the 3 steel rods into the brass fitting?
  5. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny dirty-finned dive goddess ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Hollywood, Florida
    Excellent. good job!
  6. craracer

    craracer Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    NICE......REAL NICE!! If I had had that killing machine when I was in Belize a few weeks ago, I wouldn't have missed smoking several of the spiny bastards.

    After chopping the head off a Lionfish, am I the only one that feels like I've just killed the neighborhood gang overlord, and all of the little fish are rejoicing/dancing in the coral streets as I swim away?:D
  7. Reef_Haven

    Reef_Haven Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Winter Haven (Central FL)
    I did not solder, but it would be good to.
    Two of the prongs have slipped about a 1/2" deeper into the shaft through the compression fitting from hitting rocks.
  8. Reef_Haven

    Reef_Haven Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Winter Haven (Central FL)
    One more kill in Jupiter yesterday.

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  9. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
    Very sorry if I missed it but what happened to the OneSpeed Lionfish killer design that was to be tested in the Bahamas?

    Good diving, Craig
  10. gypsyjim

    gypsyjim I have an alibi ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: capital region of New York
    [​IMG] nice. The pen body to cover the pointy end is a very good thought.

    [​IMG] With all the arrows my two young hunters and I have I could arm quite a few divers. [​IMG] Even the ones minus a fletching or two would work.

    I would love to bring my old Hawaiian sling with me to Bonaire for sticking lion fish, but they really would not be happy seeing me with such weapon, either on the United flight, or on the island, where spears are a big no-no [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Your hunting arrow DIY is a good idea. Could even shorten the arrow somewhat to keep it stow-able.

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