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Old 07-01-2015, 02:08 PM
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It was a small Striped marlin, not a Swordfish as widely reported. Billfish regardless of their size can mete out some damage. I once had a new pair of Xtra-tuffs ruined by a Shortbilled spearfish. It ripped the instep of my right boot and poked over .5" into the "meat".

Other times I've seen big tunas break deck boards with their tails.
Simple warning...pelagic (open ocean) fish are STRONG!

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