These fish spears are just like the ones I use in my fishing videos. They work very well as you can see. These spears fit the Atlatl Starter sized throwers very well. They are approximately 6.5 ft long and have a friction fit foreshaft tipped with our new synthetic bone fishing point. They are very secure and held in place by a synthetic pitch that will not require the frequent maintenance of genuine pitch glue, making for worry free fishing. The foreshafts are not meant to come out once put in. As you use them, the foreshafts wedge tighter to ensure not coming loose once a fish in speared. How these work is, the barbs obviously hold the fish, but the abrupt transition from foreshaft to main shaft stops the spear from over penetrating and traps the fish on the foreshaft. Fish can’t swim well with a spear in it, making it easy to recover.