A strong recall
Teak Sea manufactures a specific bungee of high stiffness, preferably 1 to 3 m long, even if longer lengths can be produced on request, for large tuna for example.
The elongation rate is x3, the corresponding load being about 30 kg.
This bungee is the only one on the market that works efficiently with the big 35l floats, especially when one does not want to leave too much slack to the fish, which is the case in the coral seas with fish like dog tooth tuna or giant trevally.
The commercial bungees, generally more flexible, max at less than 10kg and cannot absorb efficiently the first rushes.
What is it?
- A “bungee” is an elastomer tube armed by a Dyneema line of length 2 to 5 times greater than that of the elastomer at rest.
What is it for?
- It serves to dampen the shock of the fish’s rushes, decreasing the risk of the fish tearing the tip away and the line to break at its weakest point.
- It imposes a traction proportional to its elongation, which tires the fish and minimizes the risk of the barb being accidentally closed.
- In the case of immersion of one or more buoys, the bungee reduces the amplitude of the oscillations of the immersed bodies, thus greatly minimizing the drag of the device.
- It is not recommended to use a too long, bungee because a fish that goes too deep often ends up … eaten by sharks. It should also be noted that with a slip-tip, one can afford to pull stronger than with a conventional barbed spear.