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

NSP191 nice tuna

  • 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

NSP191 big grouper

  • 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?

NSP191 group shot with tuna

  • 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?

NSP191 fish bae

  • 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

NSP191 lovely speared tuna

  • 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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