Hi Spearfishing World,
I started freediving/spearfishing in 1986 at the suggestion of a dive boat captain and have been hooked ever since. I am a member of the Los Angeles Fathomiers, a competitive freediving spearfishing club that has been around since the mid-1950s. I mostly enjoy bluewater hunting for white seabass and yellowtail, but hunting inshore for calicos and halibut are just as much fun.
I build all my own guns, a trade I learned from Bob Sellers, a lifetime member of the Fathomiers. Once you build your own gun and actually spear a fish with it you will be hooked. I will do a story under that thread in a week or so. I built most all my guns back in the 80s and 90s before the enclosed track guns were catching on so all my guns are open track guns, and some of my older guns even have a loop over the muzzle to keep the shaft from flopping off. All my latest guns, though, use the shooting line over the shaft method of securing the shaft to the track.
Now that I am moving to Arizona I have hooked up with an Arizona spearfishing group on Facebook. I will be doing a lot of diving at Lake Pleasant for Stripped Bass and making the short drive south of the border to Rocky Point and San Carlos Mexico.
Glad to be part of your awesome group!