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    IST reef hook or something better with 6 foot line?

    Hi, Has anyone used the IST reef hook please? Looking for one that doesn't cost too much and has 6 foot of line.
    Does this hook come with a clip to attach to bcd ring? It is not very clear if I need to provide my own clip.

    https://www.godive.net/products/drift-reef-hook/

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    I bought a few double barbed reef hooks for a Maldives trip 4 years ago off Ebay they sat in the dive gear till they were used again last month.
    Got some Para cord and a double P clip with about 3 metres of line and worked really well about a third of the cost.

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    FWIW, I wouldn't bother with the fancy things - one like this will do you fine (just lose the suicide clip and put a p-clip on it if you want): https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/384999070...cAAOSwP3hiwXq5

    IMHO, single pronged is the way to go, no more than about 1.5m of line (3m is fine if you want to go sailing in a pond and need an anchor, but it means you're far away from the hook if you need to stop it slipping and damaging something, pulling yourself down it again in a raging current is a battle unless you've tied lots of knots in it to give you grip, plus you're up and obvious in the current, which can spook some wildlife). Just make sure the steel is rigid enough not to bend like an old coathanger.

    If you can't be bothered to custom make one, the Lumb Bros ones are very good (albeit you pay for having them done it all for you rather than adjust it yourself): https://www.godive.net/products/reef-rock-hook/ .

    [Edit: to answer your original question, I think the webbing is sown into the pouch, so no clip required (though you need to attach the puch somewhere) but it's been years since I last looked at one so I could be talking rubbish.]
    Last edited by jturner; 11-07-2022 at 09:36 AM.
    The views expressed are my own, worth what you've paid for them, are not on behalf of anyone else and not those of any company I work for etc.


 

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