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The Podcast show interviewing spearfishing experts, authorities and characters from all over the world. We dial in on the experience and wisdom from a diverse bunch of spearos from all over the globe. From spearfishing in the cold waters of the North Sea and Arctic to the clear, tropical waters of the great barrier reef, we find spearos with tips to help you improve your spearfishing. Listen into Isaac 'Shrek' Daly and Levi 'Turbo' Brown on the Noob Spearo Podcast free
Find out more at http://www.noobspearo.com.

Noob Spearo Podcast | Spearfishing Tips, Stories and Interviews Isaac 'Shrek' Daly

    • Wilderness
    • 4.9, 82 Ratings

The Podcast show interviewing spearfishing experts, authorities and characters from all over the world. We dial in on the experience and wisdom from a diverse bunch of spearos from all over the globe. From spearfishing in the cold waters of the North Sea and Arctic to the clear, tropical waters of the great barrier reef, we find spearos with tips to help you improve your spearfishing. Listen into Isaac 'Shrek' Daly and Levi 'Turbo' Brown on the Noob Spearo Podcast free
Find out more at http://www.noobspearo.com.

    NSP:128 The Path Of The Jedi – The Benthic Boys - Mike Pooler and Joe D’Agostino

    NSP:128 The Path Of The Jedi – The Benthic Boys - Mike Pooler and Joe D’Agostino

    The Path Of The Jedi – The Benthic Boys - Mike Pooler and Joe D’Agostino  Mike Pooler is the owner/operator of Benthic Ocean Sports in Destin, Florida; and Joe D’Agostino is his chief Freediving Instructor International (FII) Instructor there. Benthic Ocean Sports services all freediving Spearo needs for the Florida Panhandle and South-East US with the highest quality hardware from all over the world. These guys are an FII-accredited institution and are absolute legends! They instruct Levels 1 & 2, a Waterman Survival Course, and a Spearfishing Course, among many others that they do privately for some of the military folks in the FL panhandle.   Mike and Joe are seasoned Spearos and have had some *seriously* impressive Pelagics on the other end of their spearguns! These guys shoot some of the largest and most epic fish available in Gulf of Mexico waters, and his Chief Instructor Joe D'Agostino instructs and travels throughout the freediving and spearfishing community worldwide. We’re sure you’re going to enjoy this conversation! 11:00 Early Obstacles 14:00 What is “Benthic”? 15:00 How did you get involved and put together as a Freediving Shop? 16:00 The Path Of The Jedi 22:00 Favorite species to hunt…tune in for the Panhandle’s most desirable species 27:00 FL Panhandle’s Freedive Spearo Club – Agua Verdes 30:00 Tough situations out in Blue Water 44:00 - Veterans Vault: Dyneema vs Mono | Timber vs Pipe | Equipment Discussion Americans with wood guns and mono…what are you guys doing? The Benthic Boys think Dyneema is the right stuff – why? Line memory – what is it? Critical knots to use and why. “Game Changer” - what’s a quick-disconnect knot and why’s it important? Line management and tangles Reels vs. Floatlines Reel Gun safety – Tension, tension, tension! Don’t be married to your equipment - “You can buy a new gun, you can’t buy a new Mike!” The importance of education and safety within the freedive spearfishing community Best Buddy Practices – “Finality is Reality” Minimum safety requirements – One up-One down, learn your buddy’s “dive profile” Courses offered at Benthic Ocean Sports (FII Levels 1 and 2, Waterman Course, Spearfishing Course The mental and physical benefits to spearfishing 70:00 Funniest moments out on the water 71:00 “The Yankee who shat in his wetsuit” 73:00 Critical items in Mike’s dive bag 76:55 Benthic equipment in the shop  80:00 Spearo Q&A What separates you from other spearos? What is the spearfishing destination you’d most like to visit? Most influential person in your spearfishing journey? Noob Spearo Partners + Promotions Ted Harty’s Roadmap to Frenzel – Get full access to the Roadmap to Frenzel equalizing class (If you can’t frenzel in 30 days, get a full refund!) 15% Discount Code go to NoobSpearo.com/Ted . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available! Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $20 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range . . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing How to Spearfish : use the code NOOBSPEARO to save! Immersion Online freediving classes @ 28-day Freediving Transformation. Want to increase your bottom time? Want to lower your comfortable operating depth?  Want to increase your breath hold? In 4 weeks, you can transform your physiology to improve your performance as a free diver.  Learn the proven strategies competitive free divers use to strengthen their performance. Equalization Masterclass.  If you are free diver who struggles to equalize your ears in the 15-30 ft range this course is the answer. 14 videos discuss every equalizing problem and coach you through the difficulty. Say goodbye to Valsalva an

    • 1 hr 29 min
    NSP:127 Marine Science for Spearfishing

    NSP:127 Marine Science for Spearfishing

    Interview with 4 Marine Scientists This chat is a panel interview with 4 people passionate and highly educated in Marine Science. We chat about fish fecundity, parasites, equilibrium, threats to the ocean, and best of all, how you can get involved making our oceans healthier. Listen in to a great yarn:) People Involved Irene Middleton: Currently completing a PHD in Marine Biology. Specialist in Weird and Unusual Fish Species Research. What’s that fish FB Group in New Zealand. Libby Liggins: Lecturer at Massey University. Also spears a wee bit. Marine Biologist. David Aguirre: Libby’s Husband: Invertebrates Geek. Spearo as well. Marine Biologist. Blair Herbert: Fish Nerd and gatherer of weird and wonderful species. Isaac aka Shrek (Host): Hopefully asks a few good questions:) Important Times 04:30 Personal Introductions, Specialties & Passions 09:00 Whats that Fish Facebook Group | tracking fish species and range data using crowdsourced info 13:55 Aging fish. Otoliths and other methods 16:30 How Marine Scientists like Libby, Irene and David collect and collate the data 18:20 What are the changes Scientists are observing in the ocean and its inhabitants? 21:30 Purple Urchin | Decimated Tasmanian Abalone. The Kina/Sea Urchin Barren Phenomena 28:30 Basic Marine Biology Concepts Equilibrium and Marine Ecosystems The Food Chain in the Marine Environment Governance and how people interact with the ocean 33:10 How can spearos get more involved in helping good ocean management? Join your local Whats that Fish or Redmap and share your catch information 36:30 Shifting Baseline Phenomena 39:00 Researching Bait 45:30 Parasites and Disease in Fish and Marine Species 57:35 What do Marine Scientists thing are the biggest threats to the Marine Environment? 62:30 Where can people connect with you guys Links Mentioned Noob Spearo Partners + Promotions . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available! Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $25 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range . . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing | Simple, Effective, Dependable Wooden Spearguns. Use the Code NOOB to save:) 28-day Freediving Transformation |Equalization Masterclass – Roadmap to Frenzel | Free Courses | Freediving Safety Course | How to Take a 25-30% Bigger Breath! | The 5 minute Freediver | Break the 10 Meter Barrier – Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $ | ‘Spearo Dad’ | ‘Girls with Gills’ | ‘Jobfish Tribute’ How to Spearfish : use the code NOOBSPEARO to save!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    NSP:126 Ed Martin | Florida Keys Killshot Craftsman

    NSP:126 Ed Martin | Florida Keys Killshot Craftsman

    Interview with Ed Martin This episode covers spearfishing in the Florida Keys. We chat species, hydrography, conditions, and more. Ed Martin is a speargun craftsman and Freedive Instructor based in Isla Morada. Listen in! Important Links Vin Bag - mentioned in the introduction Killshot Spearguns. Ed Martin | Ph 239-850-8862 PADI Freedive Instructor Killshot on Instagram - killshot_spearguns Killshot on twitter - ed@33036 FB-@killshotspearguns Deep Spearfishing Encyclopedia | Anvar Mufazalov Important Times 03:50 Ed Martin Introduction and Background. Crappy gear, Angola & Barracuda 12:45 Massive discussion about Sharks, Shark Shields, Body Language and Tales! 21:15 Popular boats for spearfishing in Florida 23:15 Most Memorable Fish | Mangrove Snapper 28:00 What is something that scared the crap out of you and what did you takeaway from it? 'We don't rise to the level of our expectation, we fall to the level of our training." 31:00 The relaxation Conversation! 36:00 Veterans Vault: Spearfishing in the Florida Keys Geography and Hydrography as it relates to spearfishing in the area Species: Hogfish, Mutton Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Grunts, Yellowjack, Amberjack and the whole Jack family Freedive Instructors in the area Spearfishing Club 50:00 How to make a Poke 63:00 Funniest Moments out Spearfishing 69:00 Whats in your spearfishing dive bag? 82:00 Spearo Q&A

    • 1 hr 28 min
    NSP:125 Jerry Guerra Neptonics Madman | Geeking on Gear

    NSP:125 Jerry Guerra Neptonics Madman | Geeking on Gear

    Interview with Jerry Guerra In this interview with Neptonics madman Jerry Guerra we get right into equipment. We chat speargun components, rigging FO-Pars & points of difference, proprietary Neptonics gear and more. But it's not limited to equipment. Jerry has a very effective style for explaining core hunting strategies and ideas and I learned a sh#t tonne. This interview is killer. Listen in and Subscribe! Neptonics is a brand well know for high quality spearfishing equipment. They specialize in high grade speargun components and have their own patented and unique equipment. Jerry Guerra's journey started with his own shop in 2004 and eventually he joined forces with Neptonics and became an owner of the business. Learn more at Important Times 3:00 Jerry Guerra Introduction and Background. The Old Man & the Sea and Boy Scouts of America 9:50 Starting to spearfish deep. How it all started 12:00 Spearfishing equipment preparation 17:00 The spearfishing hunting journey to mastery The cone of death. Dropping within a 30ft span of your target fish or structure. Reducing profile. Less intimidation for fish, increased hydrodynamic efficiency Increasing deeper diving accuracy and economy The rock bottom hunting technique. Allowing the fish to relax and return 30:00 Boating reconnaissance and building skills for finding new ground 34:00 Memorable Fish | Black Grouper Behemoth 39:00 Blackout Story | How he survived and what he learned 46:30 Geeking out on Spearfishing Equipment "No one will take care of your gear like you will" - Jerry Guerra Different style Mechs | pros and cons Are there some common issues people have with DIY speargun upgrades? Triggers and handles. Pulling shot issues Safety | Do or Do not have Shafts | preferences Tom asks "A question that I spent a lot of time researching was how to eliminate points of failure, what kind of knots, bungee connected to gun or float, what gauge shark clips, better options for shooting line bungee, basically how do you make connections as fail safe as possible?" Dyneema vs Mono shaft to speargun line aka shooting line pros and cons Muffling noise, parts and accessories? Spectra, dyneema, monofilament, stainless wire. Uses and application Essential 3-4 knots every spearo should learn. Where to learn and where and when to use them Floatline material | PVC, Vinyl, (+spectra fusion - Riffe float lines), thermoplastic, poly lines. Application for each Reels? How and what application should they have? Breakaway setups | Key adjustments to make and changes to your hunting Shark Clips vs D-Shackles What setup did you use to capture a 280+lb fish? Floatline Clutch | Utility 90:00 Planning and preparing for international spearfishing trips Spearfishing Equipment checklist for trips by Jerry Guerra from Neptonics Chlorophyll Warm water plumes and Wahoo behaviour Wahoo hunting technique | racing the fish to mimic the competition drive for bait 99:30 Funniest Moment out Spearfishing | Hunting MahiMahi naked 101:20 Spearo Q&A What is the single biggest lesson youve learned Who is your fav person to go diving with and why? What is something you do a little different than everyone else? Connect with Jerry Guerra @ Email jerry @neptonics.com Links Mentioned Noob Spearo Partners + Promotions . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available! Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $25 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range . . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing | Simple, Effective, Dependable Wooden Spearguns. Use the Code NOOB to save:) 28-day Freediving Transformation |Equalization Masterclass – Roadmap to Frenzel | Free Courses | Freediving Safety Course | How to Take a 25-30% Bigger Breath! | The 5

    • 1 hr 45 min
    NSP:124 Valentine Thomas Making a Living Spearfishing

    NSP:124 Valentine Thomas Making a Living Spearfishing

    Second Interview with Valentine Thomas! This episode we cover off what's happened to her in the last 5 years including guesting on the Joe Rogan Experience, attending international fishing symposiums, moving to Florida, shooting a huge Marlin and her very own cookbook - you know pretty much just your average person's last 5 year story:) Listen in!

    Her First Interview - https://www.noobspearo.com/noob-spearo-podcast/valentine-thomas-spearfishing/

    NS Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/noobspearo

    • 1 hr 10 min
    NSP:123 DIY Wooden Speargun 101 | Ed Martin

    NSP:123 DIY Wooden Speargun 101 | Ed Martin

    The Timber Speargun Build Episode From concept to shooting fish with Ed Martin from Killshot Spearguns Important Times 03:30 Ed Martin from Killshot Spearguns Introduction and all about the Florida Keys (his store is in Islamorada). Geography Water Temps Depths and bottom structure Seasonal issues Common species 16:00 The rationale behind this Wooden Speargun DIY build episode + Ed Martins spearfishing background and the Killshot Speargun story 23:25 Errol “What are the pros/cons of Wood VS Pipe speargun in your mind? Duncan Henderson also asks “Why do you choose to work with wooden guns? whats the advantages in your opinion?” 27:50 CONCEPTING AND PLANNING | Making your first speargun advice! What are the crucial decisions to make before you start? SearchingForTheEdge on the spearfishing Subreddit advised prospective gun builders that the number one key is to build your gun around your spear. Don't try to build a gun and then later try to find a spear for it. It's much easier and faster to buy the spear and use it for all the measurements. Is this good advice? Sven Franklin "what is the ideal shaft overhang length as this varies from company to company and personal opinion among spearos?" Joe Pedro "Enclosed track vs open track, how to decide which is best for certain fish targeting setups?" Can we borrow or steal some ideas from the best manufacturers? 48:20 SPEARGUN MATERIALS Composite vs Solid one piece? Wood types? Mahogany, Sepo, Teak etc Glue? Resin? Sealant? Epoxy? What is the difference? Making a test gun What components should I buy rather than make myself? How do you make these choices? Where is a good place for buying components? To safety or not to safety? What tools do I require? What tools do I desire? Clamps, jigsaw, dropsaw, mitresaw, cordless drill, gloves, plastic, straight edge, file, masking tape, rubber for relieving clamping pressure, tape measure, belt sander, verniers, small chisel, router, drill press 66:15 How much time does it take to make a speargun? 69:00 Buoyancy and ballast | How do we work this out? 74:40 Daniel Mann "Why is oil a terrible choice to finish a timber speargun?" 79:00 Care and maintenance 80:30 Duncan also asks “What are the common problems with people's homemade wooden guns?" 92:00 Rubber Powerbands How often do you replace them? Wishbones - the horror of metal wishbones Links Mentioned Noob Spearo Partners + Promotions . Use the code NOOBSPEARO save $20 on every purchase over $200 at checkout – Flat shipping rate, especially in AUS! Subscribe to the best spearfishing magazine in the world. International subscription available! Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $25 on the full Penetrator Spearfishing Fin Range . . Listen to 99 Tips to Get Better at Spearfishing | Simple, Effective, Dependable Wooden Spearguns. Use the Code NOOB to save:) 28-day Freediving Transformation |Equalization Masterclass – Roadmap to Frenzel | Free Courses | Freediving Safety Course | How to Take a 25-30% Bigger Breath! | The 5 minute Freediver | Break the 10 Meter Barrier – Use the code NOOBSPEARO to save $ | ‘Spearo Dad’ | ‘Girls with Gills’ | ‘Jobfish Tribute’ How to Spearfish : use the code NOOBSPEARO to save!

    • 1 hr 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

Sean Lentini ,

Entertaining and informational

This podcast gets me through work everyday. Since I started listening I have bought all my gear and started diving. Can’t wait until I bring home my first fish. Keep making episodes please!!!!

surphkid11 ,

Love it! More Hawaii!

Some great info and discussions. Love the banter. Can you get more guys from hawaii to talk about spearfishing here?

Chambek ,

I really enjoy this podcast. Learned a lot!

I started spearfishing in my early teens and got back into it when i moved back to maui as in my early 30’s thought wasnt really committed to technique. With the help of my mentor and this podcast i have started to sharpen my spearfishing skills and have been able to catch some pretty good fish.

I have learned a lot of technique and tricks as well. Learning loads about safety . Thanks fellas for all the great interviews and knowledge keep up the good work🤙🏽 aloha from maui

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