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Dave Pawlak spears

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TDH

I'm looking into buying a new spear and I really like the looks of his spears. I was wondering if anyone owns one or knows anything about them.

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jigginfool

I've left two phone messages with him. He has never called me back. Talked to another guy from Michigan that Dave made a spear for, he made it sound like he doesn't do alot of them. Maybe just a hobby, but dang there nice looking spears. Did you see the case he made for it too ??

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glenn57

i got mine at sportsmans warehouse and love that spear. i heard the amish made them. dont know for sure. ive had it about 5 years the next best thing to homemade in my opinion.

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TDH

Hey Glen57 do you have a pic of your spear.

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glenn57

i do but not real good with getting it on here. its 7 tines knot tied into top and comes with a a wood gaurd that has a red strap. without picture best decsription i can give. to the best of my knowledge thats the only spear they sell. about 98 bucks.

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Early Riser

To reiterate what I know about Dave Pawlak spears, without the reference to a specific unauthorized webpage (sorry about that), the DP spears are highly esteemed in MI. They are very high quality custom spears.

By the way Glenn57, I saw the spear you are talking about at the bait store in Wayzata this morning. They had it there for $99.00. Indeed a nice spear. It is definately a lot better than any of the commercial spears available these days.

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Central Bassman

Its ok guys i know how to post pictures, here are two from Dave's website... smile.gif

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Early Riser

The top spear is by the Moenings (Jim and Lee) of St. Cloud MN. It is a contemporary version of the the "turned weighted center" design which was invented and perfected by Dillo Hinnenkamp and Joe June of the the Melrose, MN area. They produced about 800 of their spears in the 40s and 50s from their blacksmith shop. The Moening spear, Kraemer spear and the "Amish" design mentioned by Glenn57 are of this type. They are considered by many to be the most accurate and best designed spear type to date.

The bottom spear is indeed by Dave Pawlak of MI.

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shamalex72

TDH,I believe I have the same spear as Glen, here is a pic.

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glenn57

yes thats the spear i have. i really like it.not many misses or fish that get off either.

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Central Bassman
Where can i get one like that?? How much?

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Huey

Hopefully this OK to post. You can get the spear pictured above at Sportsman's Warehouse in Woodbury for $95. I asked Santa to get me one there. I also saw them at Long Prairie Tarp a couple years ago. I don't what that guy charges.

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Scotty

Right in Long Praire at the Fleet Supply you can buy that Amish spear for $88.99 (the best spear you can buy) Drop some potatoes down your hole and start stabbing the spuds and you will see why it is the best spear out there in my opinion. They also have a stainless steel spear with a wooden handle on it too! Very very nice spear!

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glenn57

central bassman, i bought 2 of them at sportsmans in st cloud and one at the sportsmans on hwy 10 i believe it was coon rapids. i wouldthink any sportsmans would have them. i would of figured that you and bassnspear would already have the best spear there is already.hahaha. good luck finding one. thers only one spear i have used thats better and thats my dads old custom made one.there about 90-95 bucks.well worth the money.

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Fish Toys
You should be able to go to your own favorite store and if they have the right distributor they can order one for you. The distributor doesn’t have many left. frown.gif I’m waiting for them to email me their picture to make sure it’s the same spear. Wonder what material they use? They don’t frown.gif handle my spear so I can help you to get one but my dealer in MI won’t like it.

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Huey

Santa delivered my new first spear!

The sportman's price was actually $83. Not $95. My bad.

Want to guess what I'm doing Saturday morning?

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TDH

Just a little update I ended up getting the same spear as glen57. Really like it so far, I have already speared a couple nice ones with it.

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