Sigalsub, the Italian company specialized in spearfishing equipment, produces inhouse a great number of machined components for many spearfishing products, perfect for personalizing equipment, and has a complete number of spearguns reels. 9 Sigalsub reels, with 3 dimensions, 60, 80 and 100 mm diameter, and 3 materials, glass loaded Nylon (MUL60-80 and 100), aluminium (Edy Aluminium) and carbon fibre (Edy Carbon).
A slight difference between the glass-loaded Nylon versions, equipped with a steel line cover, and the Edy solutions, with a spinning cylinder with the same function of keeping the line well positioned inside the reel track.
All Sigalsub reels have a clutch that can be easily regulated with a well-designed knob, and also a useful elongation system for the winch, that can be kept short in normal conditions and elongated for faster and more comfortable winding of the line.
As always a deeper check by AP for some additional details, in this case regarding weight, as the different materials also lead to different values. Here is the table of contents for Sigasub reels:
|Reels Weights in grams||Nylon||Aluminium||Carbon fiber|
|60 mm||115 gr||135 gr||140 gr|
|80 mm||135 gr||160 gr||180 gr|
|100 mm||165 gr||210 gr||230 gr|
Connections to speargun
Connections to the speargun are obtained with two screws. Holes for the screws on the steel base of the reels are actually in a long shape to permit different positions and adaptations. Below is the table of distances.
|Distances from central axle in mm (distance from axle + length of the hole)|
|60 mm||18 + 10 + (8 + 7)* *has double hole|
|80 mm||23 + 15|
|100 mm||23 + 15|
Free space for the line
Another parameter which slightly differs between the 3 materials is the thickness of the upper and lower circular elements. Such a variable value actually determines a different height available inside reels of the 3 different materials to position the line.
|Free height inside the reel|
|Glass loaded Nylon||31 mm|
|Carbon fibre||33.7 mm|
Meaning that Aluminium and carbon fibre reels can host 9% more line than the glass-loaded nylon solution, still maintaining the same diameter.