- Welded eye on either end of the speed needle
- Stainless Steel cable and flopper/barb
- Plastic coated Stainless Cable
The Rob Allen speed stringer traps the strung fish on the cable leader once they pass over the stainless flopper/barb. It is set up between the float and the float line. The speed needle is commonly connected to the handle of your gun in-between the gun and the float line. Once you shoot a fish you can unhook the needle from the gun and push the needle through the fish and push the fish down along the needle and onto the float rope. Then reconnect the needle to your gun and continue swimming. As you swim forward the water force will help push your fish down the float line till it reaches the float at the end of your float line.
The Stainless steel stringer helps protect you from losing your fish while they are strung at your float if a shark swims by and bites the stringer. Some stringers on the market are made from Monoline and if a shark bites those styles while the shark is attempting to steal a fish, its teeth will cut and break monolines. Then all the fish will fall off the line and drop into the water where the sharks can steel them more easily.
The Rob Allen version made from stainless steel wire helps prevent the shark from cutting the cable and dropping all your fish. The shark might steal 1 or 2 fish from your stringer, but that is better than cutting the line and losing them all.
The stainless cable has a plastic exterior coating for greater durability. Ideally setup and attached between your float and your float line.