If you’re beginning your spearfishing journey, you may be overwhelmed with the different types of spearguns that are out there. Depending on what you’re wanting to spearfish, this article will breakdown our two spearguns and what they are effective for.
Open Head Spearguns
The Open Head Muzzle Speargun is a great all-round speargun and perfect for those beginning their spearfishing adventures. This gun is more than enough if you’re aiming to spearfish small reef fish, small kingfish and other smaller fishes.
The head set up on the Open Head Speargun is yep, you guessed it, an Open Head Set Up.
The rubber configuration on the Open Head Speargun is also placed at the top and is loaded by placing the handle of the gun at your chest (sharp end pointing away from you), grabbing the rubber from the top and dragging the rubber to rig it to your speargun.
Inverted Roller Speargun
The Inverted Roller Speargun is perfect for those Spearos who feel they are ready to start taking on those bigger fish in the ocean. The inverted roller provides you with more power, increased accuracy and more importantly, no recoil on the gun which is great for that perfect shot.
The head set up on the Inverted Roller Speargun is a Woomera Invert Roller Head in which there are rollers at the top of the speargun. The rubber for the inverted roller speargun is placed towards the bottom of the gun, essentially providing more power for your shot as it allows for greater stretch.
To rig the Inverted Roller Speargun, make sure your rubbers are free, grab the top of the speargun, drag the line and load it. Once it is loaded, grab the rubbers and also load them to the bottom of your gun. Once done, your speargun is ready to aim and shoot.
In Conclusion, both guns are highly effective however, it ultimately depends on what type of spearfishing you are going to do. For smaller fish, you may want to choose the Open Head Speargun. For larger fish, the Inverted Roller Speargun is recommended.
For a visual on both type of Spearguns and how to load them, take a look at the video below. Happy hunting!