Rigging a shooting line on an Open Muzzle Speargun w/ a Reel (Mako Predator Pro)





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Published on Aug 4, 2012

A few friends who bought a Mako Speargun with a reel had a problem wrapping a shooting line. When I first got mine, I was confused as well because Mako guns have two line tabs and two line channels. Also the line release is not located on its side like other open muzzle spearguns. The line release is small and located on the bottom side. It is nice that we can rig the line on either left or right side, but I got confused when the reel is right in front of the line release. I put together this video to show how to rig the shooting line on Mako spearguns with reels. I believe other open muzzle spearguns are some what similar to setup as Mako guns except the line release part.

MAKO Predator Pro Railgun is a great spear gun IMO. Mako makes high quality spearguns at such low price. Their customer support is absolutely fantastic. I have been recommending new divers to get Mako if they are not sure what to get. Their guns are inexpensive, so not too much dent on their bank accounts to start spearfishing.

My gun has the old style reel and the shock cord. A shock cord is not necessary when a reel is used. It came like that on mine, so I kept it. I believe it is hard to double wrap on Mako guns since they have the small line release. Sorry Mako, I love Mako gear, but I have a Sea Sniper sticker, which is my dream gun... :)

Anyway, when we get new toys, we always want to try right away. However,

Spear guns are super dangerous in the air. These are some of accidents that I saw on Youtube. Recoil can crush your face, and nylon line becomes like a bungee code that a spear will return to your face at high speed.

1. Make sure the safety is off.
2. Start with the shaft end where the line is attached.
3. Insert the shaft end through the slings.
4. Lightly slam the shaft into the trigger mechanism. It should make a nice click sound.
5. Try pulling the shaft several times to make sure the shaft is safely locked in the trigger mechanism.
6. The safety can be turned on now.
7. Run the line forward along the shaft towards the front left side of the spear gun tip.
8. Find the left metal line tab (There are two on Mako guns)
9. Tuck the line underneath the left line tab, then wrap the line across the shaft.
10. Run the line through the right channel (There are two line channels on Mako guns)
11. Run the line towards the back of the gun. Right behind the reel, you will see the metal line release. (Mako line release is pretty small, so only one wrap is recommended)
12. Make sure there is enough slack in the line to go around the metal line release. Unwind the reel to have more slack if nessesary.
13. Wind the reel to tighten the line.
14. Make sure not to load a speargun out of the water!

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