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Not much help

Tue, 2010-03-02 17:32

Hi David, I have both a fibreglass and an ally gidji but find myself only using the fibreglass, performance wise i have never had an issue both shoot just as good as each other, however i have heard stories of people being shocked when retrieving there ally gidgi because they have hit some sort of electric fish.. not 100% how true it is, but it tends to just sit the garage now.. may wanna try and find some truth to the story before making your decision.. someone on here might know if its true.. Brand wise, they were both just bought from a local fish shop, no markings or stickers on them anymore..

 Cheers. Ash

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Not too sure but

Tue, 2010-03-02 17:42

I think the electric shock may come from static build up as it travels through the water....just a guess!

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Tue, 2010-03-02 17:44

never experienced it myself, but just didnt like the sound of being shocked in the water :)

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How exactly would the static

Tue, 2010-03-02 21:07

How exactly would the static shock "build up" underwater?


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building up static underwater is easy

Tue, 2010-03-02 21:36

as you swim, the friction of the water over your body and/or wetsuit creates an electrical current and it builds up the faster you swim and can be stored in the flux capacitor. Once it generates 1.21 gigawatts, they can then send fish back to the future by simply hitting them with their gidgie.


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not that big a deal

Tue, 2010-03-02 17:47

even if you get zapped by a numb fish in only hurts...a lot!

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what about a speargun, you

Tue, 2010-03-02 18:04

what about a speargun, you can pick entry level guns up for around $100, most Fiberglass gidji's ive seen have been around $50 any way, JMO i know i havent used my gidji since i bought a gun. what exactly are you wanting to shoot?

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basically any

Tue, 2010-03-02 19:34

good fish thats size eg flathead, whiting, skippy, snapper, occy ect, but i already have a gun

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Stick with the railgun. Much

Tue, 2010-03-02 20:44

Stick with the railgun. Much better option..




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I prefer the fiberglass over

Tue, 2010-03-02 21:26

I prefer the fiberglass over ally... feels like the bit more weight carrys better when you shoot it, maybe better for hitting bigger fish... thats just my opinion.




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Stainless or f/g

Wed, 2010-03-03 11:50

Avoid the Ally.  You want the spear to be as heavy as possible so the fish gets pinned to the bottom and doesn’t swim away with your spear (has happened to me).  I have a telescopic stainless steel spear which is brilliant but I have used F/G before and found it quite nice.  I would recommended a multi piece (a friend had four) so you can customise the type of fishing you do.  Finally, you can become quite efficient with a gidgy so don’t spend $100 on a spear gun you will regret not buying quality.