A Home-Made Rubber Based Speargun

Discussion in 'New project ideas' started by WildBill, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    When I was 15, I made a speargun for snorkel fishing. The construction was simple- A broom stick, two large nails hammered into one end and a loop of inner-tube. The nail ends were hammered flat and snelled. The shaft of the broomstick had a wrap of rope near the business end for grip, and on the other end was the rubber- which had a leather hand-harness. To 'cock' the gun you just wore the hand harness and gripped the rope. It had a functional range of about six feet, which was all I really needed.

    I tried to attach a quick drawing of this, but the attachment function didn't work for me. Bummer.

    As simple as this 'underwater rubber bang stick' was, it was used with much success- I even bagged a four-foot long, 30 pound blue shark with it while snorkeling off of the reefs of Catalina Island. It's extremely simple to make and surprisingly accurate in an underwater environment.

    -Wild Bill