The slip-tip has been used for many years in other locations where the fish are usually much bigger than in the Mediterranean, due to its great penetration and effectiveness with big pelagics, making its use invaluable in bluewater hunting.
The design of the slip-tip, allows for optimum penetration and good precision, but its main advantage is the way in which it works inside the body of the fish.
The combative nature of pelagic fish and the fragility of some species like the Dentex means they often manage to get rid of the spear because they enlarge the would thanks to the leverage of the spear working against the fishes flesh.
This continues to lacerate the flesh until sometimes the fish even rips itself completely.
The recovery of these species gets even more complicated if the shot is not precisely placed or the spear does not penetrate the fish all the way to the other side due to the length of the shot or the size of the fish in question.
With the slip-tip all these inconveniences disappear as upon entering the fishes flesh and the line joining the shaft to the gun tenses, the tip detaches from the shaft positioning itself perpendicular to the direction of the flight of the spear and is joined to the shaft with inox steel wire with 270kilo breaking strain.
Wire is flexible and therefore does not open the fishes wound as it adapts to the movements without the leverage found in standard spears.
The slip-tip is not advised for benthonic species like grouper or other cave dwelling fish, as it does not hinder their entrance into their caves and allows the fish to hide deep in its lair, making the recovery much harder than usual.
It is exclusively recommended for fishing in open water or placing shots.
It is important not to strike any hard surface as the system by which the tip connects to the shaft could be deformed and the spear would be unusable.
The use of the slip-tip does not allow the fish put pressure on the shaft in most cases, reducing the risk of a bent spear.
This means that those that regularly hunt big fish would see their expenses reduced and all that would need to be changed would be the dyneema joining the spear to the shaft.
Thanks to the slip-tip it is possible to land fish struck in soft spots, like the belly area, with imprecise shots or those that have not managed to fully penetrate the fish.
The percentage of speared to lost fish is reduced to nearly 0.
• 7,5mm Slip-tip, 7,5mm Adapter M7.
• 3 sliderings from 6,5 to 8mm shafts.
• Inox steel wire.
• Special adhesive to mount it.