HOW TO CHANGE THE BARB OF YOUR SPEARFISHING SPEAR

OUR TIPS ON CHANGING A BARB ON YOUR SPEARFISHING SPEAR! 

The process explained!

To get started, you'll need a barb, your pin, pliers, and a hammer.

Before you begin, make sure the old barb has been properly removed, and that the pin is no longer on your spear.
Position the barb and the new pin on the spear.

You must now flatten the part of the pin that is not already flat using a hammer. This means you need to lightly flatten the pin by tapping in a circular manner.
Now adjust your barb so that it remains in the open position when you lift it with your palm. This will prevent fish from becoming unhooked when you pull on your spear to bring it back to you.

We also recommend slightly lifting the tip of the barb with a pair of pliers.

Your spear is now ready to use!
 

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My personal goal for the year? Passing my PADI Advanced Open Water equivalent.

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