The long awaited Mares Cyrano 1.1 HFT is finally here, available in 90, 100, 110 and 120cm! I was looking forward to Mares' next edition of the classic Cyrano. I didn't like the in between version Cyrano Evo with the orange theme, by many accounts it was plagued with problems. With the new Cyrano 1.1 HFT I think Mares outdid themselves. Back is the blue handle, but this time with a contoured bottom that really enhances the grip, A shapely hydro-formed barrel is beautifully styled, putting the spear close to the top of the barrel offering better aiming characteristics, and continues providing a great grip when holding the gun by the barrel. The completely redesigned stainless steel trigger and line release are simply put Robust! The whole gun gives the feeling of thoughtful design and durability.
I've been a band gun user for 15 years. But my first speargun when I started spearfishing 17 years ago was the original Mares Cyrano. I've taken a lot of fish with it and some of my first and most memorable/fun spearfishing experiences are from using it. I'm taking the new Cyrano 1.1 HFT on my next spearfishing outing just because it's such a cool looking gun and takes me back to my spearfishing roots.