Spyderco Salt Knives as Anti-Shark Defense Tools?

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Re: Spyderco Salt Knives as Anti-Shark Defense Tools?

Postby ladybug93 » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:44 pm

has anyone talked about the use of dlc as a means to keep shiny objects out of the water? it’s not a good idea to be swimming around with shiny objects. even if the knife is yellow so you can see it if you drop it, it would be nice to have a dlc blades for ocean use. i wouldn’t mind a native salt with black blade and hardware and yellow handle if i can’t get all black.

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Re: Spyderco Salt Knives as Anti-Shark Defense Tools?

Postby Pelagic » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:53 am

Interestingly, fish see the color black best at night and in murky conditions. They're able to see the contrast better somehow. I've often read about this, and witnessed it myself to an extent, fishing black worms for largemouth bass in murky ponds. I had a lot more luck with black or dark purple than I did with white or chartreuse.

I'm not disagreeing with what you said, just throwing that out there. Shiny things DO resemble the flash of a fish turning (and reflecting sunlight) as it passes by. I'm sure this can be enticing to predators. Someone once asked me "why do cats love to attack strings when you drag them along the floor?" I tell them think of a mouse's tail. I'm sure it can trigger predatory instinct under the right circumstances.
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Re: Spyderco Salt Knives as Anti-Shark Defense Tools?

Postby 500Nitro » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:22 am

"Shiny things DO resemble the flash of a fish turning (and reflecting sunlight) as it passes by"

We can catch Barramundi on pieces of tin foil folded over a fish hook for that very reason. Fish have been caught on spoons lol
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Re: Spyderco Salt Knives as Anti-Shark Defense Tools?

Postby Pelagic » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:32 am

500Nitro wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:22 am
"Shiny things DO resemble the flash of a fish turning (and reflecting sunlight) as it passes by"

We can catch Barramundi on pieces of tin foil folded over a fish hook for that very reason. Fish have been caught on spoons lol
Yep. As long as it triggers the response. From an evolutionary standpoint, virtually all animals alive today are extremely efficient survivors, as the ones that (for a large combination of reasons) aren't as good eventually die off. A big part of this is feeding, obviously. There's definitely a "if I don't take this opportunity, someone else will" dynamic at play, that drives predatory behavior.
Wake me up when Spyderco finally releases the NATIVE CHIEF!!
Bodog wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 8:37 pm
I've had some wild turkey tonight and don't feel like having smoke blown up my ***.
sal wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:42 am
It's the difference that makes the difference.


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