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NSP194 Kevin Glen | Mantis Spearfishing and California Diving

NSP194 Kevin Glen | Mantis Spearfishing and California Diving

Interview with Kevin Glen

Today’s interview is with Kevin Glen former owner/operator of Mantis Spearfishing, a friend of Forrest Galante and the only guy to shoot a Marlin in California! An engineer and innovator in the spearfishing world with countless awesome stories of him and his mates out in the water! From shooting and losing a Sailfish in Durban to tracking down Yellow Tail and Sea Bass in the Channel Islands, he is a great source of information and knowledge in California. Hear some of his stories in the water, the journey of learning to spearfish and the stoke of doing it with great friends. Be sure to check out Mantis Spearfishing and grab their last stock!

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Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 04:50 Welcome Kevin! Tell us about this Marlin!
  • 10:10 You engineered a dive float?
  • 13:50 You have an unusual spearfishing story with a bunch of famous friends!
  • 15:55 Setting the record straight on the record Sea Bass with Forrest Galante!
  • 18:55 What’s the spearfishing community like there?
  • 20:10 Wind and swell conditions for the Channel Islands
  • 21:35 Urchin barons
  • 22:05 Sheephead eat urchins
  • 26:05 Mantis Spearfishing – tell us about it! The Roller Muzzle
  • 30:10 What does your spearfishing look like these days? Good dive buddies?
  • 33:30 White Sea Bass
  • 34:50 Vermillion Rock Cod
  • 35:45 Do you think your fisheries are well managed? MPA’s, 30-30 and conservation
  • 40:00 Big hearts, well intentioned but completely disconnected from the real world
  • 42:55 What’s your favourite species to hunt? Halibut, yellow tail and sea bass
  • 44:55 How are you tracking yellow tail down?
  • 46:15 Using bait fish
  • 48:05 Half Moon bait fish
  • 51:45 Memorable fish
  • 54:10 Fighting the fish – how much tension is right?
  • 56:25 Tough/scary situations
  • 01:00:25 Reels vs floatlines
  • 01:02:15 Jewfish, Mulloway or Kabeljou sounds
  • 01:03:45 Designing gear
  • 01:08:20 We need more people like you!
  • 01:12:00 What’s in your dive bag for the Channel Islands? 5mm wetsuit, weightbelt, knife, Scorpio Carbon Fibre fins in Pathos foot pockets, Mantis Spearguns
  • 01:15:30 Spearo Q&A
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NSP:193 Rodney Pacitti | How to Get 421k YouTube subs with RoKKiT KiT

NSP:193 Rodney Pacitti | How to Get 421k YouTube subs with RoKKiT KiT

Interview with Rodney Pacitti

Today’s interview is with Rodney Pacitti, aka RoKKiT KiT on Youtube! Today is a gold mine for all things spearfishing and Youtube! Rodney has a successful Youtube channel with almost half a million subs that started off with kayak fishing adventures all the way to solo camping, catch cook videos. He tells us about his channel’s success, how he started it, the tips and tricks he uses, how he films and advice for beating the algorithm! Give his channel a follow and let us know what you think of the interview! Rodney makes a living making these videos, be sure to give them a watch and see what he’s getting up to. What Youtube advice did we miss? Let us know!

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Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 03:25 Welcome Rodney! You were requested!
  • 04:30 Tell us about your Youtube channel!
  • 08:25 Kayak fishing
  • 10:40 Kayak diving

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  • 12:00 Where do you go kayaking?
  • 14:00 The fishing lifestyle
  • 15:40 How do you film your trips?
  • 18:55 Acting vs real life
  • 20:35 Youtube inspiration

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  • 23:55 Your job as an entertainer
  • 25:25 The Youtube algorithm and how to beat it
  • 32:20 What success have you seen from your channel? Are the millions of views paying off?
  • 37:00 What other tricks and tips do you have for your channel?
  • 39:40 Using analytics
  • 42:00 How do you measure your success?
  • 43:50 Best time to post: 7am Saturday morning Sydney time
  • 46:35 What tools do you use to make these videos?
  • 50:35 Dealing with internet trolls
  • 53:40 Dealing with the fame

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  • 57:05 Sydney spearfishing – how, when and with who?
  • 01:01:50 Boat diving?
  • 01:03:00 Gold Coast Freedivers pool training
  • 01:05:45 How often are you diving?
  • 01:07:40 What big challenges do you face in spearfishing?
  • 01:10:25 Scary moments
  • 01:13:35 Do your kids spearfishing too?
  • 01:16:30 What’s in your gear bag?
  • 01:18:18 Noob Spearo discount code for Adreno
  • 01:22:05 Where can people find you?
  • 01:22:35 Spear Q&A
  • 01:26:30 Thanks for being on the show!

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NSP:192 Paul Rodriguez | Hot Rod Spearguns

NSP:192 Paul Rodriguez | Hot Rod Spearguns

Interview with Paul Rodriguez

Today’s interview is with Paul Rodriguez of Hot Rod Spearguns! A well traveled spearo that has a passion for making great spearguns, he gives us his best advice on designing and building a speargun and he lets us in on a special project he’s busy with… a travel speargun! It breaks into 2 parts for easy travel and fits back together into a powerful and effective speargun to take with on holiday! All this and more! Is Cobia the best eating fish? Or is it African Pompano? Maybe it’s the Jobfish! Some robust conversation and interesting insights into the different types of spearfishing in different parts of the world. Also, some great advice for hunting Dogtooth Tuna! Enjoy the episode and let us know what you think!

Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 04:30 Hello and welcome Paul!
  • 05:25 You have invented a travel speargun that comes in two parts? How did this come about?
  • 08:55 How do you build your spearguns?
  • 10:40 R&D in spearfishing is long and expensive. How do you protect your IP?
  • 12:55 How does the speargun join back together?
  • 15:35 Mono or dyneema? What length and how strong?
  • 18:30 Line management and avoiding muzzle wrap

  • 22:00 Simplicity is your friend –  form follows function
  • 27:20 Tell us about your spearfishing story! Where and how did you start?
  • 29:40 What is the best all-round speargun size?
  • 32:20 Roller’s throw the shaft far but lack penetrating power. What do you think?
  • 34:30 Old school vs new school mentality
  • 37:10 Where are you spearing these days?

  • 37:37 Tell us how you process Cobia?
  • 40:30 Palm sugar for ceviche and smoking fish changes the game
  • 43:10 Rubbers/Power bands – what do you see?
  • 44:40 Most consistent setup uses 14mm bands
  • 49:00 What is a species what you love to target? African Pompano
  • 50:45 Besides the thermocline, what else do you use to target them?
  • 52:40 What are you looking for in weather? Water temp and wind
  • 56:05 As you’ve traveled over the world, what things have you learned about planning a trip to go spearfishing?
  • 58:05 Spearfishing in the Philippines
  • 59:10 What’s the most special fish you’ve ever lost?
  • 01:00:25 Green Jobfish is the best reef eating fish

  • 01:07:05 Tough or scary situations
  • 01:11:30 Having good dive buddies is the most important dive gear
  • 01:13:20 Good buddy diving is also great fun
  • 01:14:10 Funny stories
  • 01:18:22 What’s in your dive bag? JBL Mask, white snorkel, Waihana wetsuit, medium to soft blades, Garmin Mach 1, handbuilt dive knife, Travel Hybrid 120 speargun
  • 01:23:44 Gyotaku is a great way to memorialize special fish
  • 01:25:20 Spearo Q&A

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NSP:191 Captain Bly | Tuna Charters and Bespoke Spearguns

NSP:191 Captain Bly | Tuna Charters and Bespoke Spearguns

Interview with Captain Bly

Today’s interview is with Captain Bly, owner and Captain of Lineage Charters and the craftsman of Captain Bly Spearguns! A well accomplished spearo who builds spearguns and runs what sounds like amazing fishing charters! Learn about the mighty Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna and how to hunt them, how he assists spearos to be better hunters in his local waters and some great tips on aging and caring for your fish to make it taste better! All round tons of great info and good conversation about spearfishing charters, spearguns and getting the best eating out of your catch. Be sure to check out Captain Bly on instagram and his websites: lineagecharters.com and cptbly.com!

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Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 06:15 Welcome Captain Bly! How did you fall in love with the ocean?
  • 07:50 Your passion for making spearguns
  • 10:55 What changes have you made in your speargun designs?
  • 12:15 Instinctive aiming
  • 14:15 Ballasting, testing and salt water
  • 18:10 Injury from a big recoil

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  • 20:15 You’re a veteran, how has that impacted your spearfishing?
  • 21:30 Lineage Charters
  • 24:15 Are people open to learning and taking your advice? Learning things the hard way
  • 26:00 Bluefin story –  don’t give up!
  • 28:40 Common struggles and advice you see

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  • 30:55 Bluefin Tuna are an interesting species, tell us about them
  • 32:20 What is the season for Bluefin?
  • 34:49 What about Yellowfin?
  • 36:40 PB Yellowfin: just under 300lb – tell us the story!
  • 37:50 These fish are tough, they can survive a lot – catching a tuna on a line with a speargun still attached to the fish!
Captain Blys Refrigerator for fish and game. Dry ageing fish fridge

Captain Blys Refrigerator for fish and game. Dry ageing fish fridge

  • 39:40 What do you think of the freediving side of spearfishing?
  • 41:25 Weighting is different for different types of hunting
  • 43:50 Hunting Halibut
  • 44:20 The fear of dropping your weightbelt
  • 47:45 Maui funny/scary story
  • 49:30 Taking hydration out in the water with you
  • 50:05 Night time lobster diving – surge pushing you into the rocks
  • 51:00 What’s your advice for shallow, rocky lobster diving?

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  • 54:40 Dive flashlights –  what’s your advice?
  • 56:50 Are you using a cray loop? Only hand diving in California
  • 58:00 What technique do you use to get a tough lobster out of its hole?
  • 59:00 Your ocean is particularly beautiful and full of life
  • 01:00:20 Tell us about Lineage Charters!
  • 01:03:25 I’ve shot a 100lb tuna, what is your process of caring for the catch?
  • 01:07:35 How do you process a tuna?

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  • 01:10:00 It’s about the journey
  • 01:11:25 Aging fish works – Dry aging masterclass!
  • 01:14:05 Hanging the fish
  • 01:15:15 You had some shoulder surgery! How did you recover your dive fitness?
  • 01:17:05 Do apnea while doing exercises to build up your anaerobic fitness
  • 01:18:50 The Escapade!
  • 01:21:05 The best float: Ocean Hunter 3 Atmosphere

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  • 01:25:50 Funny stories
  • 01:28:30 Spearo Q&A
  • 01:33:10 Thank you for being on the show!
  • 01:33:35 Outro

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NSP:190 Yianni Barthelmess | Froth for the Underwater Life | From Father to son

NSP:190 Yianni Barthelmess | Froth for the Underwater Life | From Father to son

Interview with Yianni Barthelmess

Today’s interview is with Yianni Barthelmess, multiple recipe contributor and all round frothing spearo from Shellharbour NSW! Drawing from his dad’s love for the ocean, he has really turned his life into an ocean inspired one! A talented chef as well, he has submitted several recipes to 99 Spearo Recipes and has a bunch of catch cook videos on his YouTube and Instagram! Get some actionable gardening tips, practical chef skills and some awesome advice for dealing with sharks! We talk everything from food to gardening for seafood, sharks, shorediving and more! Listen in and let us know what you think!

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Important times:

  • 00:13 Intro
  • 05:30 Welcome Yianni Barthelmess!
  • 07:15 Are you a professional chef?
  • 08:40 Growing a lot of food
  • 11:55 Rain and fish stocks
  • 16:25 How did you start spearfishing at 7?
  • 17:55 Traveling and spearfishing

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  • 19:25 What did you learn about spearfishing in a new place?
  • 21:20 How do you find fish?
  • 23:50 The need to be efficient
  • 24:25 Lessons to spear by

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  • 26:40 Boat vs shore diving
  • 28:55 Walk us through a dive day!
  • 31:50 The physiology of spearfishing
  • 35:55 Have you logged or cataloged your experiences?
  • 38:15 Raw fish is very popular right now but they are hesitant
  • 39:30 Raw fish safety precautions
  • 40:45 Kingfish raw
  • 42:55 Fermenting foods
  • 44:35 Tell us about your garden! The Noob Gardener Podcast!
  • 45:25 How do you start a garden for seafood?
  • 46:15 Be a soil farmer
  • 48:10 Fish cleaning bench
  • 48:55 Pests
  • 53:20 Tell us about your recipes!

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  • 57:20 99 Spearo Recipes
  • 01:00:20 Overcooking fish
  • 01:02:35 Smoking fish
  • 01:04:00 What else draws you to spearfishing?
  • 01:05:45 Encounter with 2 Orcas
  • 01:07:20 Scary stories
  • 01:09:10 Shore diving and sharks

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  • 01:10:30 Tips for dealing with sharks for new divers
  • 01:21:05 Who are your favourite dive buddies?
  • 01:25:10 What’s in your dive bag? 2mm in summer, 5mm in winter Cressi wetsuit, Rob Allen Sparid 110 and homemade timber spearguns, Rob Allen Cubera mask, Cressi plastic fins for shore diving and DiveR fiberglass fins for boats
  • 01:29:55 Spearo Q&A

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