NSP:142 SV Delos Sailing and Spearing | Brian and Karin Trautman

NSP:142 SV Delos Sailing and Spearing | Brian and Karin Trautman

Interview with Brian & Karin Trautman

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!

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SV Delos sail boat. Sailing and spearing with Brian Trautman

SV Delos sail boat

Important Times

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

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Brian and the giant lobster. Sailing and Spearing

Brian and the giant lobster

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NSP:141 Spearo Kids | Max, Ben and Don (Dad)

NSP:141 Spearo Kids | Max, Ben and Don (Dad)

Interview with the NZ Spearo Kids (and their Dad)

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

NSP:141 Spearo Kids | Max, Ben and Don (Dad)

Important Times

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

NSP:141 Spearo Kids | Max, Ben and Don (Dad)

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

NSP:141 Spearo Kids | Max, Ben and Don (Dad)

Gearing up!

27:00 Advice for Noobs

32:40 The experience of teaching your kids to spear fish

37:15 Filleting Fish | Discussion around learning

40:00 Spearo Kids NZ Facebook Page

NSP:141 Spearo Kids | Max, Ben and Don (Dad)

 

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NSP:140 Southern Great Barrier Reef Spearfishing Charter Debrief

NSP:140 Southern Great Barrier Reef Spearfishing Charter Debrief

 

The Bunker Group Charter Debrief

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!

Southern Great Barrier Reef Spearfishing Charter

This is a huge multi-spearo interview recorded throughout our 5 day Southern Great Barrier Reef Spearfishing Charter. https://link.chtbl.com/pK3PoOCd

Important Times

02:00 Onboard with Wayne Judge post stabbing, pre-RACQ Life Flight

Wayne Judge Spearfishing Stab Strike

Wayne Judge Spearfishing Stab Strike

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08:15 Off to the second self stabbing victim, Joel for an interview

Joel Spearfishing Cut from Dive Knife

Joel Spearfishing Cut from Dive Knife

10:40 Up on top of the Eastern Voyager just prior to RACQ Life Flight liftoff

Wayne Judge Spearfishing Stabbing

Waynes Wound

13:20 Interview with Joel about Trip Highlights

Joel Flint Spearfishing Southern Great Barrier Reef

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

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

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

35:00 Yarn with Nate

36:00 Informal Onboard Competition

  • Most Meritorious: Spotted Morwong: Joel
  • Biggest Trout: 4.9kg Coral Trout: Ryan
  • Biggest Mangrove Jack: Marcel
  • Biggest Spanish Mackerel: 21.9kg: Wayne
  • Biggest Blackspot Tuskfish: Jack

38:25 About the Bunker Island, Eastern Voyager Spearfishing Charter Trips https://spearfishing.com.au/pages/spearfishing-trips

45:00 Interview with Anzac, Strick and Az

64:00 Catch-up with Jeremy and Nate

Southern Great Barrier Reef Spearfishing Catch

Vacuum Packed Fresh Fillets

 

75:20 Trip insights with Marcel and Ryan

93:00 Post Trip Catch-up with Wayne Judge (4 months on)

101:00 Post Trip Catch-up with Taylor Slattery

Southern Great Barrier Reef Spearfishing Catch

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NSP:139 Strick and Az | Getting Back to Basics

NSP:139 Strick and Az | Getting Back to Basics

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!

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NSP:139 Strick and Az | Getting Back to Basics Adventures

The B2B Boys Frothing on Spearfishing! Jack ‘Strick’ (far left) and Aaron ‘Az’ (far right)

Important Times

03:45 Hello and welcome to Strick & Az

5:00 How did it all start? Spearfishing Origins and the Bromance

10:00 Reelgun Convo

12:45 Az Blackout Story | VIDEO BELOW – ‘EXHALE’ the Back to Basics Spearfishing Blackout Video

24:30 Hunting Techniques | Spearfishing Blackspot Tuskfish with Az

29:00 Hunting Techniques | Spearfishing Green Jobfish with Strick

35:20 VETERANS VAULT | Transferable Skills from Line (Pole) Fishing to Spearfishing and Vice Versa

NSP:139 Strick and Az | Getting Back to Basics Adventures

54:27 Scary Moments | Spearfishing with Salt Water Crocodiles with Az | Bull Shark Rush with Strick

66:00 Kava Convo

67:47 How did Back to Basics Adventures Start?

73:40 Best Dive Day Preparation in terms of food, supplements and sleep

76:30 Funny Moments out Spearfishing

78:30 What’s in your spearfishing dive bag?

82:50 Spearo Q&A

  • Dream Spearfishing Destination
  • Bucket List Fish
  • Who has been the most influential person/people in your spearfishing journey?
  • What does the spearfishing experience mean to you?

NSP:139 Strick and Az | Getting Back to Basics Adventures

Connect with Strick and Az from Back to Basics Adventures

Yarns with Az and Taz

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NSP:138 Tim Neilsen Adreno Founder

NSP:138 Tim Neilsen Adreno Founder

Interview with Tim Neilsen

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

NSP:138 Tim Neilsen Adreno Founder

Tim Neilsen with Footballer Trout

Important Times

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

NSP:138 Tim Neilsen Adreno Founder

Left Rob Torelli, Right Tim Neilsen with his 89kg Yellowfin Tuna taken spearfishing on Ascension Island

46:40 Tim’s Rigline Setup

60:00 Scary Moment | Boat Near Miss

64:00 Spearo Q&A

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NSP:137 Taylor Slattery | Getting the Drop Sequence Sorted

NSP:137 Taylor Slattery | Getting the Drop Sequence Sorted

Interview with Taylor Slattery

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

Important Times

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 Interview | Getting the Drop Sequence Sorted

Taylor Slattery @taylorsagirlzname with Coronation Trout

55:00 Veterans Vault: Getting the Drop Sequence Sorted | Thinking Systematically about each dive!

  1. Tidal breathing and relaxing
  2. Double preferably triple your surface interval (time on surface after a dive should be 3x longer than your last dive time)
  3. Closing your eyes
  4. Three stage full breath
  5. Reach up and equalize
  6. Pull snorkel out of mouth with same hand on descent
  7. Do one big pull with other hand through the water
  8. Smooth duckdive into 10-12 smooth, powerful fin strokes
  9. 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?

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