Brian and Karin Trautman have been sailing and spearing their way around the world on their 53-foot yacht SV Delos for 10 years. They are inspiring, intelligent and passionate people, caring about the environment and giving back to the communities that welcome them. Their YouTube channel is #2 in the sailing world, has over 595k subscribers and 7 million monthly views. In this interview (mostly with Brian due to Karin being on family duty with their daughter SIerra;) we chat all about what it’s like living off a sailboat, the art of sailing and spearfishing remote locations! Listen in!
SV Delos sail boat
04:00 Introduction to Brian Trautman and a bit about SV Delos and how it all started
08:00 Characteristics and Abilities required to sail full-time
11:00 The last 12 months on SV Delos
21:00 Sailing Seasons
25:30 Spearfishing Remote Locations
37:00 Running the YouTube channel
50:25 Funny Stories from SV Delos
59:30 Quick catch-up with Karin
Connect with Brian, Karin and Sierra aboard SV Delos
Very cool chat with Max (10), Ben (12) and their Dad Don about spearfishing in the South Island, New Zealand. We chat equipment issues such as loading spearguns, getting cold and choosing the right gear and helping them to slow down. This interview was a joy to record as these guys froth on spearing! Listen in and subscribe on iOS or Android https://link.chtbl.com/Download_This_Episode
02:00 Max, Ben and Donald introductions and how they got started spearfishing. Early obstacles and issues and how they overcame them.
12:20 Fish ID and how to get ahead
Iki Jime the pumpkin – practicing spearfishing technique on dry-land, Genius!
14:10 Ben’s Proudest Catch | Big Blue Moki
18:45 Spearguns for Kids | Setup for easy loading
21:00 Wetsuits for Kids
27:00 Advice for Noobs
32:40 The experience of teaching your kids to spear fish
This is a huge multi-spearo interview recorded throughout our 5 day Southern Great Barrier Reef Spearfishing Charter. We chat lessons learned, highlights, effective techniques, finding fish, etiquette, pretty much the whole box and dice. Listen in if you are interested in doing a multi-day spearfishing charter of your own!
This is a huge multi-spearo interview recorded throughout our 5 day Southern Great Barrier Reef Spearfishing Charter. https://link.chtbl.com/pK3PoOCd
02:00 Onboard with Wayne Judge post stabbing, pre-RACQ Life Flight
Wayne Judge Spearfishing Stab Strike
08:15 Off to the second self stabbing victim, Joel for an interview
Joel Spearfishing Cut from Dive Knife
10:40 Up on top of the Eastern Voyager just prior to RACQ Life Flight liftoff
13:20 Interview with Joel about Trip Highlights
Joel Flint Spearfishing Southern Great Barrier Reef. Left Coral Trout, Right, Parrot Fish
16:50 Strick from Back to Basics
Back to Basics Adventures Spearfishing Southern Great Barrier Reef. From left; Strick, Az, Anzac
19:10 Takeaways with Michael
20:30 Takeaways with Taylah
Tim Neilsen Left, Taylor Slattery Right. Spearfishing Charter Southern Great Barrier Reef.
24:40 Chat with Chris and Ged. What is the daily routine on a spearfishing charter
Interview with Jack ‘Strick’ Strickland and Aaron ‘Az’ Gallagher
Getting Back to Basics!
I finally got a chance to hang out with the lads from the North! Strick and Az were invited along for the Bunker Group charter in the Southern Great Barrier Reef along with me and a few others on the Eastern Voyager. This interview was recorded live after a few days diving and I had a ball. In this interview we chat spearing with crocs, blackouts, hunting techniques along with plenty of banter. Listen in!
Finally after more than 100 episodes partnership with Adreno, I interview the Founder, Tim Neilsen! Tim is a former Australian spearfishing champion with tonnes of ideas about everything from his own personal spearing rig to how a spearfishing retail store should serve their customers. Listen in and subscribe on iOS or Android https://link.chtbl.com/Download_This_Episode
Tim Neilsen with Footballer Trout
4:00 Tim Neilsen Introduction
12:00 Winning the Australian National Spearfishing Titles in Tasmania
17:00 Stopping Smoking
20:30 Most Memorable Fish | Yellowfin Tuna 89kg & a Tongan Sailfish
25:00 Reels on Speargun Conversation
41:00 Shaft Overhang | The Neilsen 500
Left Rob Torelli, Right Tim Neilsen with his 89kg Yellowfin Tuna taken spearfishing on Ascension Island
This interview with Taylor Slattery was recorded on Day 1 of a charter to the Southern Great Reef aboard the Eastern Voyager. Taylor has been a part of the Adreno spearfishing team for years and has speared all over Australia. In this interview we get systematic on a single drop. This is a mental blueprint for getting the most out of each dive and maximising your time on the bottom hunting fish. Cool dude, cool chat! Listen in and subscribe on iOS or Android https://link.chtbl.com/Download_This_Episode
02:30 Taylor Slattery Welcome and Introduction
25:00 The Wayne Judge Medical Evacuation Story | RACQ Life Flight Rescue and Knife Safety Conversation
32:00 Spanish Mackerel Hunting Technique’s and Applying the right amount of pressure to the struggling fish
40:00 Speargun Shaft Conversations | Spring Steel and Stainless Steel Shaft Characteristics
45:00 Rob Allen Equipment and Mindset around Spearfishing Equipment
47:55 Mono vs Dyneema Shooting Line Discussion
Taylor Slattery @taylorsagirlzname with Coronation Trout
55:00 Veterans Vault: Getting the Drop Sequence Sorted | Thinking Systematically about each dive!
Tidal breathing and relaxing
Double preferably triple your surface interval (time on surface after a dive should be 3x longer than your last dive time)
Closing your eyes
Three stage full breath
Reach up and equalize
Pull snorkel out of mouth with same hand on descent
Do one big pull with other hand through the water
Smooth duckdive into 10-12 smooth, powerful fin strokes
Focus on streamlining and keep head level
77:00 What do you do when your buddy is spooking fish?
84:00 Funny Moments out Spearfishing
88:00 What are three things people in their few year of spearfishing can do to dramatically improve?
92:00 Spearo Q&A
Who has been the most influential person in your spearfishing?
What does spearfishing mean to you?
What is an exciting product you are working on right now?