Thursday, March 31, 2011
The home made spear gun - Thailand
Here are a few pictures of a home made spear gun I saw a local guy using near Pechburi,Thailand. He was standing on a bridge shooting at the fish about 15 feet below the bridge. Factor in the water refraction the distance to the water and the equipment, I am amazed that he was scoring hits. I guess practice makes perfect.
The "spear" was only about 8" or 9" long , made from a piece of steel with a small barb and a hole drilled into the end to accomodate the line. I liked the simple trigger mechanism and reel for the line made from PVC pipe. The string/rubber tube used to launch the spear was made up of several pieces of material tied together. This spear gun is yet another prime example of the skill local folks possess all over the world. Taking parts of other things to make a functional and useful tool or weapon. I really admire that!
Tomahawk - scouts out!