ARCUS came about a long, long time ago, just as an idea at first and later became a reality. Today with over 20 years of experience, ARCUS is all about beautifully crafted wooden spearguns to last a lifetime.
All guns are manufactured using 3-5 laminates of Burmese teak depending on the size and volume of each gun. Different types of special epoxy adhesives are used and all pieces are pressed together under an industrial grade hot press. The shape and overall geometry of every model is designed in such a way as to increase mass where it’s needed the most so as to avoid any distortions or flexing while at the same time keeping the overall volume to a bare minimum. The result is a design with the least amount of recoil, a very clear line of sight and excellent agility and manoeuvrability under deep water. All metal components are of high quality marine grade stainless steel. The trigger is of the inverted type (reverse mechanism) and especially designed to handle very large loads with the added advantage of increasing the power bands loading length. And unlike the majority of the world market, our roller guns don't use ball bearings but have specially designed rollers with teflon inserts that are nearly frictionless under water, very long lasting and highly resistant to ware from debris (such as sand).
With regards to the main body, there are a number of things that can be tailored to specific needs. For instance, the ergonomic handle can be ordered either for left or right handed operation or even refined to suit the anatomy of the individuals own grip. Other possible modifications may include adjusting ballast and balance to ones personal needs or changing line release position. All models are shipped with the recommended setup but can be rigged according to a customer’s preference upon request. Changes can be made to such things such as power bands, shaft, line, cord and reel size.
Here at ARCUS we believe that our range of products will not only satisfy the needs of any fishing style but also the needs of every spearo, whether a new comer to the sport or an advanced hunter with years of experience. On top of that, any requested modifications to the construction of the gun and any changes from the default setup can only enhance the final product and ensure that you are getting the best possible gun for you!
“My passion for wooden constructions combined with my love for the sea, resulted not only with my first gun at the age of 17, but with the beautifully crafted gun you are holding today.” Dimitris Hatzirodos