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Hoytmystic

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I have been spearing since I was a young boy. I have some cheaper spears that work but aren't great. I have been looking around for a really nice spear, but I can't find any I like.

I need some suggestions on spears and where to find them. I am willing to spend some money to get what I want.

Thanks

Hoytmystic

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My brother and I are in the process of making some 5 & 7 tines.

When I get a good picture I will put one up. Then if you like we can work something out. I may have to double check the rules or I will put it in the for sale area. I will try to get a picture up by next weekend.

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how would someone find/buy an amish spear? i hear they are quite nice. should i look around at the hardware store or local baitshop? i drive through the long prairie area every now and then, i could pick one up sometime.

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This is mine, I do believe these are the ones made by the Amish. I got this at Sportsmans warehouse in St. Cloud a couple years ago.

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This is my "semi home-made" spear. I purchased the head off of an on-line auction, then welded on a handle and added the wood grips.

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I have been spearing since I was a young boy. I have some cheaper spears that work but aren't great. I have been looking around for a really nice spear, but I can't find any I like.

I need some suggestions on spears and where to find them. I am willing to spend some money to get what I want.

Thanks

Hoytmystic

I do have a HSOforum for a guy that makes them. Not sure but they look just like the ones my neighbor let me use as a kid. Custom made and nice. You can reach me at morrissmn at yahoo dot com. and I'll get it to ya.

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shamalex has the Amish spear that I was talking about. I believe they still have them available as sportsman warehouse. I was at the guy's house that makes them the other day and he said they've made about 1,800 of them over the years. Are you happy with the performance of Amish one shamalex?

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I went down that road before... Google "Bigmaple" and you will see a awesome spear made by Michael Fabeck. He made me one last year and it by far is the truest, most balanced spear I have used.

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I went down that road before... Google "Bigmaple" and you will see a awesome spear made by Michael Fabeck. He made me one last year and it by far is the truest, most balanced spear I have used.

and that spear is SWEET!

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I just ordered a spear from Michael Fabeck. I will get in the Fall and I can't wait. I seen this spear at the Metro Darkhouse Banquet and it is really nice! <><

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Welcome to the HSO family betterlabs and these forums are a great source of info form a bunch of really great guys.

I have seen a Michael Fabeck spear and your in for a real treat.

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I think the amish spear is one of the best out there, Pap's sport shop in Little Falls sells them. My Dad also makes a top notch spear, all my buddies and about a dozen other guys have purchased one ...solid spear. try to get a picture up.

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My Dad also makes a top notch spear, all my buddies and about a dozen other guys have purchased one ...solid spear. try to get a picture up.

I may be interested if he's still making them. You can't have enough spears

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Thanks for the welcome! This is my second year of spearing. All I can say is why didn't I get into spearing sooner! I had a decent year I speared a 35, 32, 30, 28, and 10 others. I have pickled, smoked, fried, and grilled my Northerns. I have collected around 70 fish decoys since last year! I love this sport!

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