For those starting out in fishing or for those doing small prey burrow fishing, it is certainly possible to find excellent sling spearguns under 100€ on the market: we have analyzed them and found the ones that in our opinion, among many excellent products, may have something more. Best Choice finalists in the sling spearguns category under 100€ are the Cressi Comanche Rail, the Pathos Alma Open and the Picasso Cobra.
Cressi Comanche Rail
The strength of Cressi is its years of experience in the sling spearguns industry, an aspect that generates unseen but real qualities throughout the Cressi range. handle and angle between it and the barrel of the sling speargun are always ideal. The Cressi Comanche Rail, has standard release mechanism and not made of steel, a common feature among most sling spearguns under 100€. The Italian company’s sling spearguns feature an extremely good 28 mm diameter barrel with an integrated shaft guide. The muzzle is closed with standard 16 mm rubber bands, but can also be set up with a circular rubber band. Beautiful 6 mm burnished steel shaft with notches, matched with steel wishbone. Excellent handle with white non-slip soft rubber cover, color clearly visible on the bottom. The line release under the hilt is an improvable item.
Pathos Alma Open
The Pathos Alma Open is well finished with theD’Angelo 1 handle that has been appreciated for years, complete with two small side fins that allow for better positioning of the monofilament. The line release is positioned at the top and is a small steel pin, a classic Pathos solution. The release mechanism is with “inverted” solution, which is certainly a strong point. The visual cleanliness of the line of sight is excellent. The 28 mm diameter barrel has excellent black anodization, but does not include the shaft guide. The shaft is a 6.25mm diameter Sandvik solution, a higher category choice, albeit still with notches. The open muzzle (but a closed solution is also available) mounts a 17.5 mm circular rubber band, but two smaller diameter circulars can also be mounted.
The Picasso Cobra, the only one of the three finalist sling spearguns also available in camouflage and still under 100 in the 60 cm version, represents a seemingly higher-end product. The handle is well made with non-slip soft white rubber cover clearly visible on the bottom. The release mechanism castle and trigger are made of glass-filled nylon, but the internal components are made of steel to allow more rubber bands to be safely loaded, certainly a strength of the Picasso Cobra. However, the mechanism is a standard solution. The line release lever is positioned in the most effective and easiest way to use, the side. The steel ring under the handle to securely connect the arbalete to a line is very valuable. The 28 mm diameter aluminum shaft includes the integrated shaft guide, a major strength just like the Cressi Comanche Rail. The muzzle is open with 16 or 18 mm circular elastic depending on the length of the sling speargun, and with two holes for the possibility of using two circular elastic bands. The shaft is made of 6 or 6.5 mm diameter steel. The wishbone is made of articulated steel.