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HUNT PELAGIC FISH

 Perhaps the most challenging type spearfishing is drifting in bluewater; with this challenge comes the biggest reward. Many pelagic species spend their life-cycle as transient fish, with their population numbers continuously changing from one region to the next as they migrate. This wide distribution can make them an exceptionally sustainable target for spearfishing. Some pelagic species such as Mahi are fast-growing, which also makes them a sustainable target. Because of their unique behavior and scattered distribution, hunting these fish presents challenges that require a different approach for using a polespear.

We recommend a modified NOMAD Polespear for pelagic fish, including:
Wahoo - Mahi Mahi - Tuna - Mackerel - Rainbow Runner - etc. 

WHAT TO KNOW

  • Pelagic fish are often very fast swimming, with very soft bodies. The holding power of your shot relies on modifying your gear setup with spectra
  • Pelagic species are usually found in blue water, and don't usually present the opportunity for a point-blank shot. Your polesepear setup will often need increased length get the distance for long-range shots
  • Targeting pelagics requires the use of a float line with float, or a belt reel setup to successfully retrieve your fish. 
  • If the fish-of-a-lifetime is a large pelagic species, it may be necessary to reinforce your setup in case the fish breaks the spear

HUNT PELAGIC FISH

Perhaps the most challenging type spearfishing is drifting in bluewater; with this challenge comes the biggest reward.
Many pelagic species spend their life-cycle as transient fish, with their population numbers continuously changing from one region to the next as they migrate. This wide distribution can make them an exceptionally sustainable target for spearfishing. Some pelagic species such as Mahi are fast-growing, which also makes them a sustainable target. 
Because of their unique behavior and scattered distribution, hunting these fish presents challenges that require a different approach for using a polespear.

We recommend a modified NOMAD Polespear for pelagic fish, including:
Wahoo - Mahi Mahi - Tuna - Mackerel - Rainbow Runner - etc. 

WHAT TO KNOW

  • Pelagic species are usually found in blue water, and don't usually present the opportunity for a point-blank shot. Your polesepear setup will often need increased length get the distance for long-range shots
  • Many pelagics are fast swimming fish with very soft bodies. The holding power of your shot relies on modifying your gear setup with spectra
  • Targeting pelagics requires the use of a float line with float, or a belt reel setup to successfully retrieve your fish. 
  • If the fish-of-a-lifetime is a large pelagic species, it may be necessary to reinforce your setup in case the fish breaks the spear

SETUP FOR LONG SHOTS

There are many different ways to rig your polespear depending on what specific species you are targeting.

You can make a standard 9ft NOMAD Polespear longer by adding an additional 2ft or 3ft mid section to the original setup. When doing this, it is best to put a Kung Fu grip on the added section so your band stretch will be the same as a NOMAD that hasn't been lengthened. The extra length will all be at the front of the polespear, without over-stretching the band.

A different option would be to add a PREDATOR Front Section to a Standard NOMAD Polespear. This gives you the exceptional maneuverability of the Predator, with the length and girth of a NOMAD. 

  • 11 Foot Polespear: Standard 9ft NOMAD + 2FT Mid Section + Kung Fu Grip
  • 12 Foot Polespear: Standard 9ft NOMAD + 3ft Mid Section + Kung Fu Grip
  • 12ft Hybrid Polespear: NOMAD Rear Section + 3ft NOMAD Mid SectionPredator Front Section
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NOMAD Polespear

NOMAD Polespear

NOMAD Sections
NOMAD Sections
NOMAD Sections
NOMAD Sections
NOMAD Sections
NOMAD Sections

NOMAD Sections

Kung Fu Grip | Headhunter Spearfishing
Kung Fu Grip | Headhunter Spearfishing
Kung Fu Grip
Kung Fu Grip
Kung Fu Grip
Kung Fu Grip
Kung Fu Grip

Kung Fu Grip

BEST POLESPEAR SETUPS FOR LONG SHOTS 

There are many different ways to rig your polespear depending on what specific species you are targeting. You can make a standard 9ft NOMAD Polespear longer by adding an additional 2ft or 3ft mid section to the original setup. When doing this, it is best to put a Kung Fu grip on the additional mid section, so your band has the same stretch as a standard 9ft setup. The extra length will all be at the front of the polespear, without over-stretching the band.

A different option would be to add a PREDATOR Front Section to a Rear Section and 3ft Mid Section of the NOMAD Polespear. This gives you the exceptional maneuverability of the Predator, with the length and girth of a NOMAD. 

  • 11 Foot Polespear: Standard 9ft NOMAD + 2FT Mid Section + Kung Fu Grip
  • 12 Foot Polespear: Standard 9ft NOMAD + 3ft Mid Section + Kung Fu Grip
  • 12ft Hybrid Polespear: NOMAD Rear Section + 3ft NOMAD Mid Section + Predator Front Section
NOMAD Polespear
NOMAD Polespear
NOMAD Polespear
NOMAD Polespear

NOMAD Polespear

NOMAD Sections
NOMAD Sections
NOMAD Sections
NOMAD Sections
NOMAD Sections
NOMAD Sections

NOMAD Sections

Kung Fu Grip | Headhunter Spearfishing
Kung Fu Grip | Headhunter Spearfishing
Kung Fu Grip
Kung Fu Grip
Kung Fu Grip
Kung Fu Grip
Kung Fu Grip

Kung Fu Grip

SPEAR TIPS FOR PELAGICS

The fish typically targeted for bluewater spearfishing have soft-bodies; slip tips can easily tear out if not placed well, or taken from too great a distance. Cable slip tips can saw through soft-bodied fish like wahoo, especially if the fish runs or thrashes while trying to retrieve it. We recommend using our WARHEAD Spectra Slip Tip when targeting bluewater fish. 

Our WARHEAD Big Game Slip Tip is a larger version of the standard WARHEAD Slip Tip, rigged with the same 1000 lb spectra to ensure your shot clears through large, round fish like tuna.  


WARHEAD SPECTRA SLIP TIP

WARHEAD Spectra Slip Tip
WARHEAD Spectra Slip Tip
WARHEAD Spectra Slip Tip

WARHEAD BIG GAME TIP

Big Game WARHEAD Spectra Slip Tip
Big Game WARHEAD Spectra Slip Tip
Big Game WARHEAD Spectra Slip Tip

HOLDING POWER FOR
PELAGIC SPEARFISHING

Pelagic species such as wahoo and tuna typically have thick, soft bodies. To prevent your slip tip from sawing through their soft flesh or ripping out, we suggest using our WARHEAD Spectra Slip Tip. Rigged with 1000lb spectra line, this slip tip is the best option for targeting bluewater species. 

Our WARHEAD Big Game Slip Tip is a larger version of the standard WARHEAD tip, rigged with the same 1000lb spectra to ensure your shot clears through large, round fish like tuna.  

WARHEAD Spectra Slip Tip

WARHEAD Big Game Slip Tip

  • WARHEAD Cable Slip Tip comes standard with the NOMAD
  • WARHEAD Spectra Slip Tip is best for sharky waters, and more manageable than cable
  • WARHEAD Big Game Slip Tip is best for soft-bodied fish, rigged with 1000 pound spectra
  • WARHEAD Injector Rod - we recommend keeping a spare for when big fish fight back

WARHEAD Cable Slip Tip

WARHEAD Spectra Slip Tip

WARHEAD Big Game Slip Tip

WARHEAD Injector Rod

IMPORTANT ACCESSORIES

BIG GAME BAND FOR NOMAD

NOMAD REPLACEMENT BAND

RETAINER BAND KIT

NOMAD POLESPEAR CASE

KUNG FU GRIP

Customizable grip pattern and placement on polespear

FLOAT LINE

Connect your NOMAD when shooting in unobstructed waters

BELT REEL

Connect your NOMAD to our belt reel for use on the reef

IMPORTANT ACCESSORIES FOR HUNTING PELAGICS

Use our Big Game Band to easily attach a floatline to your polespear. Watch our video to learn more about how to use this setup:

Big Game Band - NOMAD Polespear
Big Game Band - NOMAD Polespear
Big Game Band - NOMAD Polespear
Big Game Band - NOMAD Polespear
Big Game Band - NOMAD Polespear
Big Game Band - NOMAD Polespear

Big Game Band - NOMAD Polespear

$55.00
Headhunter Flasher
Headhunter Flasher
Headhunter Flasher

Headhunter Flasher

$50.00
Roller Polespear Grip Loop
Roller Polespear Grip Loop

Roller Polespear Grip Loop

$25.00
Big Game Band - Predator Polespear
Big Game Band - Predator Polespear
Big Game Band - Predator Polespear
Big Game Band - Predator Polespear
Big Game Band - Predator Polespear
Big Game Band - Predator Polespear

Big Game Band - Predator Polespear

$35.00
Spearfishing Float Line 75ft
Spearfishing Float Line 75ft

Spearfishing Float Line 75ft

$145.00
Big Game WARHEAD Spectra Slip Tip
Big Game WARHEAD Spectra Slip Tip
Big Game WARHEAD Spectra Slip Tip

Big Game WARHEAD Spectra Slip Tip

$60.00
BAMF Lobster Gloves
BAMF Lobster Gloves
BAMF Lobster Gloves
BAMF Lobster Gloves
BAMF Lobster Gloves

BAMF Lobster Gloves

$42.00
Spearfishing Float
Spearfishing Float

Spearfishing Float

$119.00

SUGGESTED GEAR BUNDLES FOR BLUEWATER

9ft NOMAD Roller Polespear Bundle - Cable
9ft NOMAD Roller Polespear Bundle - Cable

9ft NOMAD Roller Polespear Bundle - Cable

$577.00
9ft NOMAD Roller Polespear Bundle - Spectra
9ft NOMAD Roller Polespear Bundle - Spectra

9ft NOMAD Roller Polespear Bundle - Spectra

$589.00
8ft NOMAD Roller Polespear Bundle - Cable
8ft NOMAD Roller Polespear Bundle - Cable

8ft NOMAD Roller Polespear Bundle - Cable

$577.00

PELAGIC FISH WITH HEADHUNTER SPEARFISHING

headhunter spearfishing nomad polespear

Fish

World Record Permit 38.1 lbs

Jonathan Hernandez

World Record Rainbow Runner 11.0 lbs

Clayton Heckler