Pigtail Swivels

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Beuchat Pigtail Swivel

Pig tail swivels are excellent on spearguns as they allow you to remove the shaft and line from your gun with minimal effort. Made from brass and stainless steel, the pigtail swivel stops any twists in your line decreasing the chance of breakage.

How often should you re-rig your speargun?

Re-rigging your Speargun is something that Spearos often overlook, and it can have dire consequences if your rigging is not maintained. A lot of people have had that horrible feeling when a trophy Kingfish or Snapper gets away because the nylon snaps on a weak point!!!

A good rule is to always check your rigging (nylon, crimps, bungee, and pigtail swivel) before and after every day’s diving. Always check the full length or the nylon by running your two fingers down it. If you can feel any small nicks or worn areas, re-rig your gun, a good sized fish will easily exploit these weak points. Take a little extra time and check around the areas in which the nylon loops through the shaft and the pigtail swivel, and also where the nylon is crimped. These are high wearing areas, and it is very easy to miss these at a glance. If the nylon has lost its clarity and has gone a “milky” colour, again re-rig your Speargun.

Finally, check your bungee by pulling firmly on it and extending the bungee its full length. Check to see if there is any cracking or sun damage on the rubber. If the rubber does fail, chances are you won’t lose your fish, but it becomes very niggly reloading your gun as you will now have excess nylon and bungee cord floating around everywhere!

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