See photo or speargun in gallery under miscellaneous. Was on Darvocet pain meds tonight and was tweaking at 2 am. I decided to put some camo tape that I found at a surplus store, on my Rob Allen 120.
Why am I on Darvocet? Went diving on south east side of Big Island Sunday. Had a request for some palani. The water was rough, with a lot of white water. There was a huge palani school. Made a few drops and speared the first two, then on the next drop, an omilu comes flying in, sees me laying on the bottom, and as he leaves, I give him a 7mm gift
. I shoot another palani after that and then make my way to find another house to hit. On my first drop, I shoot a small uhu. As I was stringing it up, I feel the slap of a palani tail, and a sharp pain shoot up my arm. I look down to see a stream of blood shooting through my rash guard and wetsuit, "sucka got me good". My fault for 1. not killing him good and 2. not cutting off the knives. I grab my gun, pull up my anchor, and swim back to shore as I apply pressure to my right arm. About 20 minutes later, I'm on shore, and I lift my hand to see a bulge in my wetsuit where the palani hit me. When I take off the wetsuit, I see this golf ball size lump on my arm growing bigger. Long story short, ended up with a hematoma on my right arm. Four and 1/2 hours of waiting at the Hilo ER, I finally got my tetanus shot, my Darvocet, and my antibiotics. Pic of catch also in gallery, thanks to my dive partners on Oahu. You can see the hematoma on my right arm. Dive safe...unlike me.