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    Darkhouse Spearing Photos Gallery

    BetterLabs: Amazing Decoys wow! Just curious do you sell any? I would love one!...or 2.... thanks you can email at pokegpike AT gmail.com
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    Darkhouse Spearing Photos Gallery

    36" Pokegama Lake MN 1-26-13
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    2009/2010 Iceleaders ICEMAP! (Thanks Everyone!!!)

    Pokegama Lake Itasca Co - 14"-16" of ice SE of LaPlant landing. Full size vehicles on ice at Trooptown. Did not go to West side of lake.
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    Where to find an heirloom quality spear?

    There's a guy that lives outside Plato, MN (assume he's still there) I bought my saw from. (SW Saw's maybe is the name of his company??). His fist name is Harlan I believe. He makes the most beautiful spear I have ever seen or touched. They truly are masterpieces. They are also $250, but from what I saw when picking up my saw, they would be well worth it. Unbelievable quality. I will get his info off my saw case this weekend and post it.
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    Spearing season in MN

    someone told me it's already open? Is this true?
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    Best day on the lake... EVER (Pics Included)

    She looks like a keeper! congrats! Now if I can just get my Fiancé to agree to get married on the lake, outside my spear house I'll be all set.....
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    Spearing (Pics)

    I have that exact shape on the end of my custom spear. Square, then 6 tines. Then the bottom is fused to one piece of hardened steel shaft(some special type of steel I'm told from Chicago). An old guy from the Rapids area built it. I was told mine was one of the last me made. Very nice. Looking for an ice saw? I got mine here www.doublediamondspears.com. They are the BEST! His spears are a work of art as well. Gorgeous actualy. My saw was $150 (pictured below on top of the spears), nice PVC case, complete with handle, included. His hand made spears (as of 3 yrs ago) were $250, and when I picked one up while getting my saw, I was speachless. Perfection is all I can say, and probably worth every penny. They have a wooden handle at the top. VERY pretty weapons! I have yet to hold a nicer, more perfectly balanced spear in my hand. He uses some sort of steel and gets it to look like platinum. Have a look for yourself on that site. Very nice guy too. He lives on site and hand makes these items in his large shop on site outside of Plato MN on a farm. If you buy one of these from him, he'll log your name w/ the product you buy. Free ice saw sharpening for life he says. I just cut my hole open this afternoon w. my saw - still razor sharp! - 12" of ice(2'x5' hole) like budda!
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    Spearing (Pics)

    thanks for the welcome. I've been spearing since 1990, when I attended ICC in GR for my first 2 yrs of college, then moveed to CO for my last 2 yrs. I finally got a chance to move back home in 2001, and have been 'making up lost time' in the spear house ever since.
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    Spearing (Pics)

    Nice pics and stories. I never knew this Spearing thread existed. I must look around more! I'm on the computer all day for work, and don't get to snoop around the web much. Same Fish 37" I took on 12-30-06. She came in nice an easy, just how you imagine it to be, but so often that isn't the case. I hit her so clean, any further towards the head and my spear may have bounced off and not sunk its tynes in. Anyway, a good way to end my year, with a good buddy in my house with me. What more can you ask for?
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    great scenery pics

    Lake Waconia Late Aug-05
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    Fall color

    Upsate NY 04 Fall Friend's cabin near near Aspen CO
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    BWCA pics

    July 2000 Fourtown lake
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    great scenery pics

    Boulder Flatirons - taken 9/2000 'First Snow'
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    Fall color

    Ausable River, NY:
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    Your BEST outdoor shots EVER!

    A good friend's cabin near Aspen Lake Alta, near Telluride