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what is your favorite spear

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I see posts on here every once and a while about spearing. I have not been for 20 years and would like to go this winter. If you were going to go pout and buy a spear what is your favorite (brand, style, ect.)

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Britney before she had kids.

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I use a 7 tine ten pounder. It's pretty old, and they sure don't make them like the used to. Today's spears and spuds are too light to get through ice or hit fish, IMO.

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Just as my user name suggests...a nine-tiner..hand made by my uncle close to 30 years ago now...nothing I have seen since in any store has come close..I did pick up another 7 tiner a couple years ago for a backup..I have both in the house just in case the monster comes in and I hit it a little far back, would hate to lose one. I have to agree with the new ones being to light also, and the ones made from flat bar really plane in the water. Have been thinking about heading to Winni between X-mas and New Years...if we have ice.

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I really like these spears. They drop as straight as an arrow and you can throw out a bit without the spear veering off target. They hold fish very well if you don't happen to break it's spine. I think they weight about 18 pounds if I remember correctly. He uses spring steel for the tines, which is very stong and holds up very well to use. Mr. Kraemer's techniques are similar to the old time blacksmiths from central MN who fashioned hay rake tines into spear tines for strength. Spear makers like W. Pimple, H. Dillenkamp and their contemporaries like Jeremy Kraemer have produced a limited number highly regarded spears.

No matter who you purchase a good spear from, you will likely have to get on their waiting list. However it is worth it from both an asthetic as well as from a conservation perspective. I am concerned about fish being wasted due to bad shots from a light spear veering off the mark, or fish pulling off due to flimsy barbs.

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Aspargus and Britney even after she had kids! grin.gif

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I have made a few copies of the old spear my grandfather used for years, it looks like the kreamer spear, everything tapered, used good steel and tempered it, should have a good weight to drop or throw, you would need to find a craftsman that would make one for you I have no idea what they would cost I would say it would take most of a day to build one. Good luck finding one!!

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