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SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast

English, Sports, 2 seasons, 71 episodes, 4 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes
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The SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast brings you spearfishermen and watermen from around the world to share their experiences in the ocean in order to help us all become better divers and stewards of the ocean. The experts that Bret Whitman has on the show covers all facets of a life based around the ocean. These areas include surfing, freediving, boating, gear manufacturing, fitness training, and cooking. The goal of having this diversity is to help you become a more educate and complete spearfishing ambassador. Find out more at www.spearfactor.com
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Spearfactor #070: Devin O'Dea, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers

Welcome back to the SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast. Today’s guess is Devon O’Dea he is a representative from the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. We discuss issues that divers, fishermen, and hunters are facing in our state and country. Things like MPAs, conservation versus preservation, and the of the different opinions and the different stances on those issues. Devin shares way that people can get involved to truly protect our wildlife and our rights to hunt and fish. I hope you guys learn something and I hope you enjoy the show! . Find Devin @chefboyodea Get Involved: https://www.backcountryhunters.org/ . . . https://neptonics.com Use code: SpearFactor10 for 10% off . . 100% Online Spearfishing Course https://waypointtv.com/watch/spear-factor-spearfishing-101-course Or at  www.spearfishingmentor.com This podcast is a part of the Waypoint TV Podcast Network. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor network featuring streaming of full-length fishing and hunting television shows, short films and instructional content, a social media network, Podcast Network. Waypoint is available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, IoS devices, Android Devices and at www.waypointtv.com all for FREE! Join the Waypoint Army by following them on Instagram at the following accounts @waypointtv @waypointfish @waypointhunt @waypointpodcasts Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: Online Spearfishing Courses www.Spearfishingmentor.com SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast www.spearfactor.com         ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: 1. Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! 2. Akaso Cameras %15 off 3. Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. 4. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor22 for 10% off. 5. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/31/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 3 seconds
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Spearfactor #069:: Julie Higgs, a life spent in the water

In this episode I speak with Julie Higgs. Julie is a multiple world record holder, a member of the USA Women’s Spearfishing team, and a firefighter. We talk about her childhood in Florida, trips to the Bahamas with her dad, trips around the world, her Costa Rica tuna adventures, and her experiences in diving competitions.  Check out Julie at: @julie_higgs_spearfishing . . https://neptonics.com Use code: SpearFactor10 for 10% off . . . 100% Online Spearfishing Course https://waypointtv.com/watch/spear-factor-spearfishing-101-course Or at  www.spearfishingmentor.com This podcast is a part of the Waypoint TV Podcast Network. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor network featuring streaming of full-length fishing and hunting television shows, short films and instructional content, a social media network, Podcast Network. Waypoint is available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, IoS devices, Android Devices and at www.waypointtv.com all for FREE! Join the Waypoint Army by following them on Instagram at the following accounts @waypointtv @waypointfish @waypointhunt @waypointpodcasts Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: Online Spearfishing Courses www.Spearfishingmentor.com SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast www.spearfactor.com         ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: 1. Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! 2. Akaso Cameras %15 off 3. Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. 4. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor22 for 10% off. 5. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/23/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 7 seconds
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Spearfactor #068: Jerry Guerra, Neptonics Spearfishing

Jerry Guerra from Neptonics is back with us to discuss new products, and a recent trip chasing monster dog tooth tuna. Additionally, I always have a great time discussing the spearfishing industry and everything in between with Jerry. I hope you guys enjoy the playful dialogue. Check out Jerry and Neptonics at: @bluewatersensations @neptonics_ww https://neptonics.com Use code: SpearFactor10 for 10% off . . . 100% Online Spearfishing Course https://waypointtv.com/watch/spear-factor-spearfishing-101-course Or at  www.spearfishingmentor.com This podcast is a part of the Waypoint TV Podcast Network. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor network featuring streaming of full-length fishing and hunting television shows, short films and instructional content, a social media network, Podcast Network. Waypoint is available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, IoS devices, Android Devices and at www.waypointtv.com all for FREE! Join the Waypoint Army by following them on Instagram at the following accounts @waypointtv @waypointfish @waypointhunt @waypointpodcasts Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: Online Spearfishing Courses www.Spearfishingmentor.com SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast www.spearfactor.com         ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: 1. Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! 2. Akaso Cameras %15 off 3. Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. 4. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor22 for 10% off. 5. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/14/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 38 seconds
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Spearfactor #067: Axel Schüller, Arctic Spearfishing

Welcome back to the SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast. Today’s guest is Axel Schüller from Arctic Spearfishing. Axel’s operation is based out of Norway where he targets local fish species such as monster Halibut. We talk a lot about spearfishing in Norway and what to expect if take a trip there. Cold water and monster Halibut await you. Axel and I discussed the specifics of hunting Halibut from techniques to gear. Thank you again Axel and I hope enjoy the episode! Contact Axel at: IG @arcticspearfishing or www.arcticspearfishing.com  . . Take a Spearfishing Course Online https://waypointtv.com/watch/spear-factor-spearfishing-101-course Or at  www.spearfishingmentor.com This podcast is a part of the Waypoint TV Podcast Network. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor network featuring streaming of full-length fishing and hunting television shows, short films and instructional content, a social media network, Podcast Network. Waypoint is available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, IoS devices, Android Devices and at www.waypointtv.com all for FREE! Join the Waypoint Army by following them on Instagram at the following accounts @waypointtv @waypointfish @waypointhunt @waypointpodcasts Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: Online Spearfishing Courses www.Spearfishingmentor.com SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast www.spearfactor.com         ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: 1. Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! 2. Akaso Cameras %15 off 3. Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. 4. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor22 for 10% off. 5. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/8/20241 hour, 47 minutes, 39 seconds
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Spearfactor #066: Isaac "Shrek" Daly from the Noob Spearo Podcast

Welcome back to the SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast. Today’s guest is Mr. Isaac Daly, also known as “Shrek”, is a spearfishing expert and the host of the Noob Spearo podcast. The Noob Spearo podcast has been going strong for over 10 years and is continuing to grow. This is because of Isaac’s dedication to sharing his guests’ knowledge and experiences to the benefit of his audience. Isaac’s passion for spearfishing and his dedication to educating others has made him a valuable resource for the spearfishing community. On top of all of this, Isaac was a huge help to me when I was starting the Spearfactor podcast and I really appreciate his help and friendship. Enjoy the episode! Check out Noob Spearo at:  @NoobSpearoSpearfishing   . . 100% Online Spearfishing Course https://waypointtv.com/watch/spear-factor-spearfishing-101-course Or at  www.spearfishingmentor.com This podcast is a part of the Waypoint TV Podcast Network. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor network featuring streaming of full-length fishing and hunting television shows, short films and instructional content, a social media network, Podcast Network. Waypoint is available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, IoS devices, Android Devices and at www.waypointtv.com all for FREE! Join the Waypoint Army by following them on Instagram at the following accounts @waypointtv @waypointfish @waypointhunt @waypointpodcasts Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: Online Spearfishing Courses www.Spearfishingmentor.com SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast www.spearfactor.com         ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: 1. Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! 2. Akaso Cameras %15 off 3. Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. 4. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor22 for 10% off. 5. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/20/20231 hour, 47 minutes, 33 seconds
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Spearfactor #065: Zach & Quinn, The San Diego Breakfast Club

Everyone welcome back to the SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast. Today guests are Quinn and Zach from the San Diego Breakfast Club. Now the SD Breakfast Club really isn’t a dive club at all, but It’s actually a group chat for about 70 divers. They are holding a contest on November 19 to lobster contests and how it works says the lobster are going to be donated to father Joe’s village to help those less fortunate during the Thanksgiving time. We also talk about their experiences as they got into spearfishing with overcoming fears and challenges when starting out. I hope you enjoy their story and this episode. Don't forget to enjoy in on the contest! Get In Touch IG @thebreakfastclubsd . . . 100% Online Spearfishing Course https://waypointtv.com/watch/spear-factor-spearfishing-101-course Or at  www.spearfishingmentor.com This podcast is a part of the Waypoint TV Podcast Network. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor network featuring streaming of full-length fishing and hunting television shows, short films and instructional content, a social media network, Podcast Network. Waypoint is available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, IoS devices, Android Devices and at www.waypointtv.com all for FREE! Join the Waypoint Army by following them on Instagram at the following accounts @waypointtv @waypointfish @waypointhunt @waypointpodcasts Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: Online Spearfishing Courses www.Spearfishingmentor.com SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast www.spearfactor.com         ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor22 for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/16/20233 hours, 24 minutes, 22 seconds
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Spearfactor #064: Adrian Vasquez & Neyl Montesano, Northern Baja Diving

In this episode, I speak with Adrian Vasques and Neyl Montesano. You guys today is Neal, Montesano and Adrian Vasquez and Adrian is here from Ensenada to share with us his contest that he’s putting on October 7 down in the Ensenada area and Neyl is here to help with any language issues and also to share his experience diving in a contest and around that area as well. Both guys are insanely just stoked on Spearfishing and community, and it was a pleasure to have them on and talk about the contest. We also talk about just spearfishing in Northern Baja as a whole. Hope you enjoy this episode. Checkout the Tournament FB https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100069235780594&mibextid=LQQJ4d Sign up for the October 7 Tournament Here [email protected] IG @baja.spearfishing  . . . 100% Online Spearfishing Course https://waypointtv.com/watch/spear-factor-spearfishing-101-course Or at  www.spearfishingmentor.com This podcast is a part of the Waypoint TV Podcast Network. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor network featuring streaming of full-length fishing and hunting television shows, short films and instructional content, a social media network, Podcast Network. Waypoint is available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, IoS devices, Android Devices and at www.waypointtv.com all for FREE! Join the Waypoint Army by following them on Instagram at the following accounts @waypointtv @waypointfish @waypointhunt @waypointpodcasts Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: Online Spearfishing Courses www.Spearfishingmentor.com SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast www.spearfactor.com         ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor22 for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/24/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 32 seconds
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Spearfactor #063: Greg Evans, 5 Years Sailing the South Pacific

In this episode. I speak with Gregory Evans. I met Greg in Guam while he was sailing through the South Pacific with his family. He has some incredible adventures as he made his way across the ocean, surfing and diving throughout some of the most remote places in the world. We talk a lot about those places that he has been and some of the unique things that he seen from tiger sharks to giant dogtooth tuna. We also discussed how he came about doing this being that he’s from Canada with little to no sailing experience before. I hope you guys enjoy this episode and feel free to reach out to Greg with questions regarding his travels. IG or at @grrr_evans  100% Online Spearfishing Course https://waypointtv.com/watch/spear-factor-spearfishing-101-course Or at  www.spearfishingmentor.com This podcast is a part of the Waypoint TV Podcast Network. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor network featuring streaming of full-length fishing and hunting television shows, short films and instructional content, a social media network, Podcast Network. Waypoint is available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, IoS devices, Android Devices and at www.waypointtv.com all for FREE! Join the Waypoint Army by following them on Instagram at the following accounts @waypointtv @waypointfish @waypointhunt @waypointpodcasts Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: Online Spearfishing Courses www.Spearfishingmentor.com SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast www.spearfactor.com         ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor22 for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/31/20232 hours, 13 minutes, 32 seconds
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Spearfactor #062: Jon Stenstrom, Turning a Passion into a Business

In this episode, we have Jon Stenstrom, a returning guest on the podcast, to talk a little bit about how he got started being an entrepreneur, and turning his passion into a business. He talks about his experiences, trying to grow his brand @castandspear in the Spearfishing/fishing industry, and some of the things he encountered and lessons he learned. We also discussed the culture of spear fishing in Southern California, and how it differs from the rest of the planet. Specifically, we talk about the unspoken rules within our own community of Southern California such as spot burning and the dos and don’ts to social media posts. This was a long episode but I hope you will find it interesting and insightful. If you are looking for any advice on how to get started your business or just want to connect with Jon, he can be reached at @castandspear on IG or at https://castandspear.com 100% Online Spearfishing Course https://waypointtv.com/watch/spear-factor-spearfishing-101-course Or at  www.spearfishingmentor.com This podcast is a part of the Waypoint TV Podcast Network. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor network featuring streaming of full-length fishing and hunting television shows, short films and instructional content, a social media network, Podcast Network. Waypoint is available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, IoS devices, Android Devices and at www.waypointtv.com all for FREE! Join the Waypoint Army by following them on Instagram at the following accounts @waypointtv @waypointfish @waypointhunt @waypointpodcasts Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: Online Spearfishing Courses www.Spearfishingmentor.com SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast www.spearfactor.com         ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor22 for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/23/20232 hours, 58 minutes, 48 seconds
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Spearfactor #061: Brett Leable, The World of Freshwater Spearfishing

This episode of Spearfactor is with Brett Leable. Brett is heavily involved in the world of competitive freshwater Spearfishing, and recently finished participating as a boat driver for the freshwater world competition at Lake Powell. Brett shares with us his journey from Wisconsin where he cut his teeth, spearfishing the great lakes to where he’s at today. Additionally, we discuss an incident that he was involved in two years ago where a diver was propped and killed. Brett shares in great detail the tragic events of that day. This event was extremely eerie especially because I was out the same day and I heard the call over the radio. I think the biggest take away from our conversation was that everyone plays a role in safety especially out on the water. Thank you Brett for sharing your story with us and everyone please be safe out there. Contact Brett on IG @therealbrettleable And if interested on learning more about freshwater spearfishing checkout https://instagram.com/nationalfreshwaterspearfishing 100% Online Spearfishing Course www.spearfishingmentor.com This podcast is a part of the Waypoint TV Podcast Network. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor network featuring streaming of full-length fishing and hunting television shows, short films and instructional content, a social media network, Podcast Network. Waypoint is available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, IoS devices, Android Devices and at www.waypointtv.com all for FREE! Join the Waypoint Army by following them on Instagram at the following accounts @waypointtv @waypointfish @waypointhunt @waypointpodcasts Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: Online Spearfishing Courses www.Spearfishingmentor.com SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast www.spearfactor.com         ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor22 for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/25/20231 hour, 58 minutes, 17 seconds
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Spearfactor #060: Glyn Sadler, Commando Mindset, Rowing & Spearing Trips

Welcome back to the SpearFactor Spearfishing podcast. Today’s guest is Glyn Sadler from the United Kingdom. Glyn was a Commando in the British military, and he rowed across the Atlantic Ocean which took he and his team a total of 39 days of nonstop rowing. We discuss everything about the logistics to this trip to the mindset that it took to accomplish such a task. Additionally, we discuss his future row and spear trip adventures that he intends to do around the United Kingdom. He also wants to bring awareness to the raw sewage that is being dumped into the local waterways in the UK. Find Glyn on Instagram @glyn_sadler If you are interested in contacting Glyn about his future Row and Spear trips, check out his website at www.adventurespermare.com or @adventures_per_mare 100% Online Spearfishing Course www.spearfishingmentor.com This podcast is a part of the Waypoint TV Podcast Network. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor network featuring streaming of full-length fishing and hunting television shows, short films and instructional content, a social media network, Podcast Network. Waypoint is available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, IoS devices, Android Devices and at www.waypointtv.com all for FREE! Join the Waypoint Army by following them on Instagram at the following accounts @waypointtv @waypointfish @waypointhunt @waypointpodcasts Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: Online Spearfishing Courses www.Spearfishingmentor.com SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast www.spearfactor.com         ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor22 for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/10/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 4 seconds
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Spearfactor #059: Tim Hatler, Spearfishing's Blue Water World Cup

Welcome to the latest episode of our podcast! Today, we have a very special guest, Tim Hatler of Palapas Ventana, who is hosting the Bluewater World Cup of Spearfishing in La Ventana Baja this July. Tim is the owner and operator of the resort that operates both on the Sea of Cortez side of Baja and the Pacific side. We discussed the details of spearfishing in southern Baja, and some of the factors that affect conditions and fish migrations on both sides of the peninsula. Additionally, we talk about the upcoming Bluewater World Cup, which is an exciting event for spearfishing enthusiasts from all around the world. So, whether you are a seasoned spearfisherman or just curious about the sport, you won't want to miss this fascinating conversation with Tim Hatler of Palapas Ventana! If interested in joining the Blue Water World Cup contact Palapas Ventana at @palapasventana_fish or www.palapasventana.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/7/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 51 seconds
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Spearfactor #058: Nicole Burko, USA Women's Spearfishing Team

Welcome back to the SpearFactor Spearfishing podcast. I'm excited to introduce our special guest for episode 58, Nicole Burko, a world-record holder, member of the USA women's spearfishing team, and a talented artist. Nicole was born in Canada and moved to Florida for college, where she pursued her passion for art and discovered her love for spearfishing. Her studies in art have influenced her underwater experiences and her spearfishing experiences has influenced her art as well.  As a world record holder in spearfishing and a member of the USA women's spearfishing team, Nicole knows what it takes to compete at the highest level of the sport. She has faced tough competition and challenging conditions, but her experiences with commercial spearfishing I’ve helped her develop some very efficient techniques for competition. In this episode, we'll dive deep into Nicole's journey as a competitive spearfisher, how she balances her passion for art and spearfishing, the training and preparation required to be a member of the USA team, and much more. Join me for this insightful conversation with Nicole Burko, as we explore the world of competitive spearfishing with a couple of big fish stories all in this insightful episode. Support the USA Spearfishing Women's Team @usa_spearfishing_womens_team Checkout more from Nicole at @spearfishingnicole This podcast is a part of the Waypoint TV Podcast Network. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor network featuring streaming of full-length fishing and hunting television shows, short films and instructional content, a social media network, Podcast Network. Waypoint is available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, IoS devices, Android Devices and at www.waypointtv.com all for FREE! Join the Waypoint Army by following them on Instagram at the following accounts @waypointtv @waypointfish @waypointhunt @waypointpodcasts Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: Online Spearfishing Courses www.Spearfishingmentor.com SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast www.spearfactor.com         ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor22 for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/22/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 50 seconds
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Spearfactor #057: Matt Johnson from Lineage Charters

In this episode, Matt Johnson of Lineage charters also known as Captain Bly shares over 40 years on the water experience. He is a commercial fisherman, charter operator, veteran diver and speargun manufacturer. We open by discussing the growing population of white sharks in our waters before moving on to hunting White Sea bass tips. We move into discussing his approach to speargun design and manufacturing. Finally, end the conversation talking about the ins and outs of owner and operating Lineage charters. To connect with Matt on IG checkout @lineagecharters and at @captainblyspearguns This podcast is a part of the Waypoint TV Podcast Network. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor network featuring streaming of full-length fishing and hunting television shows, short films and instructional content, a social media network, Podcast Network. Waypoint is available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, IoS devices, Android Devices and at www.waypointtv.com all for FREE! Join the Waypoint Army by following them on Instagram at the following accounts @waypointtv @waypointfish @waypointhunt @waypointpodcasts Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: Online Spearfishing Courses www.Spearfishingmentor.com SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast www.spearfactor.com         ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor22 for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.  https://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/pdst.fm/e/pdst.fm/e/traffic.megaphone.fm/WPCM8112500842.mp3?updated=1675118344 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/27/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 34 seconds
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Spearfactor #056: Matthew Novakovich, Ocean State Spearguns

In this episode, I speak with Matthew Novakovich from Ocean State Spearguns. Matthew has been diving exclusively on Rhode Island's reefs for years. He is an engineer by trade and he uses that background to push him into perfecting his craft. One of question I asked him was, "How are your guns different than other spearguns?" He explains that the cuttlefish shape is a key component to designing a efficient hydrodynamic speargun. We discuss this further as well as many other items. For more on Matthew's speargun, check out his IG account @oceanstatespearguns or the website at www.oceanstatespearguns.com This podcast is a part of the Waypoint TV Podcast Network. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor network featuring streaming of full-length fishing and hunting television shows, short films and instructional content, a social media network, Podcast Network. Waypoint is available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, IoS devices, Android Devices and at www.waypointtv.com all for FREE! Join the Waypoint Army by following them on Instagram at the following accounts @waypointtv @waypointfish @waypointhunt @waypointpodcasts Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: Online Spearfishing Courses www.Spearfishingmentor.com SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast www.spearfactor.com         ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor22 for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/1/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 59 seconds
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Spearfactor #055: Derik Rush, Freedive Instructor & Baja Explorer

In this episode, Derik Rush and I discuss his experiences freediving the freshwater sink holes in Mexico, and spearing remote reefs down in Baja. Derik is also a freediving instructor and works at the Just Get Wet shop here in San Diego. I spoke to Derik about his growth as a freediver and how it transitions over to his spearfishing. For more on Derik, check out his IG account @diving4tacos This podcast is a part of the Waypoint TV Podcast Network. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor network featuring streaming of full-length fishing and hunting television shows, short films and instructional content, a social media network, Podcast Network. Waypoint is available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, IoS devices, Android Devices and at www.waypointtv.com all for FREE! Join the Waypoint Army by following them on Instagram at the following accounts @waypointtv @waypointfish @waypointhunt @waypointpodcasts Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: Online Spearfishing Courses www.Spearfishingmentor.com SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast www.spearfactor.com         ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor22 for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 32 seconds
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Spearfactor #054: Cameron Gregg, 2 Year Road Trip Through Latin America

Cameron discusses his two year adventure traveling through Latin America and learning the ropes of spearfishing along the way. We talk about some of the zones that he dove and what he experienced doing it by meeting locals rather than paying for a guided trip. We also discussed his company, Tag spearguns, that makes all carbon travel guns and what makes his guns unique. Additionally, We talk about his time spent in the Philippines as a freediving instructor teaching people how to dive and the challenges that goes along with that. This podcast is a part of the Waypoint TV Podcast Network. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor network featuring streaming of full-length fishing and hunting television shows, short films and instructional content, a social media network, Podcast Network. Waypoint is available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, IoS devices, Android Devices and at www.waypointtv.com all for FREE! Join the Waypoint Army by following them on Instagram at the following accounts @waypointtv @waypointfish @waypointhunt @waypointpodcasts Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: Online Spearfishing Courses 👉🏼www.Spearfishingmentor.com👈🏼 SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast 👉🏼www.spearfactor.com👈🏼          ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor22 for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/17/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 49 seconds
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Spearfactor #053: Big Jake Lords, Frigid Fresh Water Hunter

Today’s guest is Jake Lords AKA @Bigjakelords from Utah. He’s know for his freshwater diving adventures in literally freezing temperatures shooting world record lake species. Jake and I talk a lot about what drives him to diving in the middle of winter into freezing water temperatures. We also discuss his experiences diving in freshwater then transitioning into saltwater when he competed at the Bluewater World Cup. Last, we discuss the his niche in the spearfishing industry and how it has made him marketable to sponsors.  This podcast is a part of the Waypoint TV Podcast Network. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor network featuring streaming of full-length fishing and hunting television shows, short films and instructional content, a social media network, Podcast Network. Waypoint is available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, IoS devices, Android Devices and at www.waypointtv.com all for FREE! Join the Waypoint Army by following them on Instagram at the following accounts @waypointtv @waypointfish @waypointhunt @waypointpodcasts Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: >Online Spearfishing Courses 👉🏼www.Spearfishingmentor.com👈🏼 >SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast 👉🏼www.spearfactor.com👈🏼          ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor22 for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/26/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 14 seconds
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Spearfactor #052 Part 2: Allen Yangco & Brian Fern, the Kauai Boys are Back!

Welcome back to the show Allen Yangco and Brian Fern. This is a two part series with the boys from Kauai discussing everything from Mark Zuckerberg to spearguns. We chatted for over two hours so I decided to break the episode up into two parts. The second part discusses the details of equipment include spearguns, types of rubber, gear setup, etc. We also discussed why the trip was so important And different ways for each of them. You can find on Brian Fern and his spearguns on Instagram @unkolearnuhow or at www.unkolearnuhow.com And Allen Yangco @like_kikoman_unko_shoyu_how This podcast is a part of the Waypoint TV Podcast Network. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor network featuring streaming of full-length fishing and hunting television shows, short films and instructional content, a social media network, Podcast Network. Waypoint is available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, IoS devices, Android Devices and at www.waypointtv.com all for FREE! Join the Waypoint Army by following them on Instagram at the following accounts @waypointtv @waypointfish @waypointhunt @waypointpodcasts Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: Online Spearfishing Courses 👉🏼www.Spearfishingmentor.com👈🏼 SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast 👉🏼www.spearfactor.com👈🏼          ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor22 for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 22 seconds
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Spearfactor #052: Allen Yangco & Brian Fern, the Kauai Boys are Back!

Welcome back to the show Allen Yangco and Brian Fern. This is a two part series with the boys from Kauai discussing everything from Mark Zuckerberg to spearguns. We chatted for over two hours so I decided to break the episode up into two parts. The first part discusses spearfishing culture and mindset as well as Bryan and Al‘s latest spearfishing adventure here in Southern California chasing Bluefin tuna. We also discussed why the trip was so important And different ways for each of them. You can find on Brian Fern and his spearguns on Instagram @unkolearnuhow And Allen Yangco @like_kikoman_unko_shoyu_how This podcast is a part of the Waypoint TV Podcast Network. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor network featuring streaming of full-length fishing and hunting television shows, short films and instructional content, a social media network, Podcast Network. Waypoint is available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, IoS devices, Android Devices and at www.waypointtv.com all for FREE! Join the Waypoint Army by following them on Instagram at the following accounts @waypointtv @waypointfish @waypointhunt @waypointpodcasts Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: >Online Spearfishing Courses Spearfishingmentor.com >SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast www.spearfactor.com          ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor22 for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/19/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 12 seconds
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Spearfactor #051: Tracy Wittmeier World Record Bluefin Tuna

In this episode, I speak with San Diego diver, Tracy Wittmeier. Tracy is as passionate about diving as you could be. She also has the pending Women's World Record for Bluefin tuna, landing a 196 pound beast. Tracy and her dive partner Matt, a local charter boat captain, spend their time diving in San Diego and down in Baja shooting grouper. They are quite the spearfishing duo. Besides spending time in the water, Tracy is also an officer in the Navy where she was a pilot before switching over to physical therapy. I feel that Tracy is a great role model for women of all ages both in and out of the water.  Get in touch with Tracy @tracywittmeier This podcast is a part of the Waypoint TV Podcast Network. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor network featuring streaming of full-length fishing and hunting television shows, short films and instructional content, a social media network, Podcast Network. Waypoint is available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, IoS devices, Android Devices and at www.waypointtv.com all for FREE! Join the Waypoint Army by following them on Instagram at the following accounts @waypointtv @waypointfish @waypointhunt @waypointpodcasts Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: >Online Spearfishing Courses 👉🏼www.Spearfishingmentor.com👈🏼 >SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast👉🏼www.spearfactor.com👈🏼          ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor22 for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/5/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 37 seconds
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Spearfactor #050: Ollie Craig, New Zealand Diver and World Traveler

In this episode, I speak with Ollie Craig from Primal Pursuit. Ollie lives in New Zealand but has had to unique opportunity to travel the world as super yacht deckhand. During his time as a deckhand, he was able to travel to some of the world’s most unique places including Saint Helena Island, Madagascar, and some other places that will not be mentioned. Additionally, Ollie’s YouTube channel is full of hunting and fishing adventures. His videos center around getting off of the normal roads and searching out for new isolated spots. They really give you a feel about what day to day diving in New Zealand is really like. You can find Ollie on IG at @ollie_craig and his brand @primal_pursuit_nz www.primalpursuit.co.nz/ This podcast is a part of the Waypoint TV Podcast Network. Waypoint is the ultimate outdoor network featuring streaming of full-length fishing and hunting television shows, short films and instructional content, a social media network, Podcast Network. Waypoint is available on Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, IoS devices, Android Devices and at www.waypointtv.com all for FREE! Join the Waypoint Army by following them on Instagram at the following accounts @waypointtv @waypointfish @waypointhunt @waypointpodcasts Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: Online Spearfishing Courses 👉🏼www.Spearfishingmentor.com👈🏼 SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast👉🏼www.spearfactor.com👈🏼          ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor22 for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/2/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 28 seconds
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Spearfactor #049: Kunpei Kosaka Extreme Pole spearing in Japan

In this episode, I speak with Kunpei Kosaka from Japan. Kunpei shares with us his equipment, techniques, and journey into the world of bluewater pole spearing. He currently has two world records for pole spearing. One for a over 100 pound dogtooth tuna, and a second for a massive coral trout. He is currently working a documentary film the quest for 100kg dogtooth. You can see the documentary IG page @mission100film Kunpei's IG page is @extreme_polespearing and has his full on insane pole spear catches. Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: >Online Spearfishing Courses 👉🏼www.Spearfishingmentor.com👈🏼 >SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast👉🏼www.spearfactor.com👈🏼          ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/2/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 47 seconds
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Spearfactor #048: Tim Hatler from Palapas Ventana Resort Baja, Mexico.

Today on Spearfactor, I speak with Tim Hatler from Palapas Ventana Spearfishing Resort in Baja. Tim also hosts the Bluewater World Cup which is occurring this year between July 10-14. We chat about what makes this event so special and get into the details of how it is run by the resort. Palapas Ventana also has several liveaboards trips to various destinations on both sides of Baja. Tim and I discuss the fishing potential at some of those destinations. If you want more information on the resort or are interested in participating in the Bluewater World Cup 2022, contact Tim at [email protected] or check out their IG page @palapasventana_fish Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/19/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 24 seconds
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Spearfactor #047: Nick Anastasia Bluewater Shore Diving

Todays Guest is Nick Anastasia from the Big Island of Hawaii. I first noticed Nick through his Instagram @teamseamonkeys where he was land beautiful fish and fighting off sharks. Then I meet him in person during the San Diego's Freedving Bluewater meet where he had managed to shoot a nice bluefin tuna with the Kinetic Spearfishing crew. As we chat, his love for spearfishing becomes obvious, and his desire to learn and share the stoke also becomes obvious as well. I hope you enjoy this podcast as much as I did making it! Thanks again Nick! Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: >Online Spearfishing Courses 👉🏼www.Spearfishingmentor.com👈🏼 >SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast👉🏼www.spearfactor.com👈🏼          ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/9/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 39 seconds
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Spearfactor #046: Peter Correale Spearfishing Guide

Todays Guest is Peter Correale. . International spearfishing guide Peter Correale offers guided spearfishing trips in various locals such Panama, Baja, Africa, etc. He has years of experience in these locations and his expertise is truly unmatched by most in the industry. In this episode, Peter shares with us stories of his travels and some of the amazing catches along the way. If you are looking for a true professional spearfishing guide then he is the one to contact. Email [email protected]. Need Gear? Checkout Neptonics products at: Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code.   Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide   If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: >Online Spearfishing Courses 👉🏼www.Spearfishingmentor.com👈🏼 >SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast👉🏼www.spearfactor.com👈🏼          ​ Freedive Recovery Vest Discount 10% Discount for Sens07vest at PROVITATEC Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 ​ Discounts & Sponsors include: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                               CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/23/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 47 seconds
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Spearfactor #045: Jerry Guerra from Neptonics Spearfishing

Jerry Guerra is today's guest on Spearfactor. He has been freediving and spearfishing since he was a young boy in Florida, he also is a owner of Neptonics Spearfishing and Freediving. Neptonics is the leading online spearfishing shop in the industry with quality gear and fair prices. Jerry talks with us about the gear they sale and why he prefers Neptonics gear over others. He also shares lots of stories about his own experiences diving and gives pointers and tips. See Neptonics products at: Neptonics.com SAVE 10% at checkout with Spearfactor10 code. Follow Neptonics at @neptonics_worldwide Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/12/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 22 seconds
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Spearfactor #044: Hugo Rodas from Ghost Spearfishing

This episode of the show features Mr. Hugo Rodas of ghost Spearfishing. Hugo has a unique story having left Mexico with nothing when he was a boy and moving to Hollywood, California. Hugo and I discuss mentorship in spearfishing for people trying to get into the sport. We also talk about choosing the right dive buddy and what that actual means. When I met Hugo he was just getting a diving and then the next thing I know he’s got his own brand. Be sure to check out @ghostspearfishing on IG for some great content! If you are interest in more information about spearfishing or want to take a spearfishing course, visit: >Online Spearfishing Courses 👉🏼www.Spearfishingmentor.com👈🏼 >SpearFactor Spearfishing Podcast👉🏼www.spearfactor.com👈🏼                Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/21/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 8 seconds
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Spearfactor #043: The man behind Aquatic Apes Youtube channel Lenny Logsdail

In this episode of Spearfactor, I speak with Lenny Logsdail from Aquatic Apes. His YouTube channel has over 1.2 million subscribers and when you watch a few of his videos you understand why. His ability to draw you in and tell a story is truly an art in itself. If you haven’t already you should get over and check out his channel and be prepared to be entertained. Thank you again to Lenny for spending so much time chatting with me. And you can find when his brand aquatic apes on Instagram at @aquaticapes and on YouTube at Aquatic Apes. Sponsors for this podcast included: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount Akason Cameras  https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1583785&u=2550967&m=89945&urllink=&afftrack= Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Los Bigotes Apparel Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit. If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.  Until next time, I hope you land the fish of a lifetime! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/29/20222 hours, 18 minutes, 47 seconds
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Spearfactor #042: Just Get Wet freediving crew, Nathan Minatta & Chris Cheezem

On this episode of Spearfactor podcast, I speak with the boys from Just Get Wet freediving, Nathan and Chris. These guys run a freediving shop in San Diego that provides spearfishing and dive courses. They have built quite a community through their training and courses. They even have meet ups every Sunday at La Jolla Shores where are they provide a safe and effective place to train. If you’re interested and stepping up your diving knowledge and ability check out the boys at:  IG @justgetwet_ https://justgetwet.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/6/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 18 seconds
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Spearfactor #041: Peter Yee, Designing Success

In the this episode of Spearfactor, I speak with Orange County, California diver Peter Yee. Peter story is unique in that his professional background is in design. He was the VP of design at Oakley and worked there for 25 years before retiring and starting his own design business, Peter Yee Designs, PYD. Peter uses his design background to look at new ways to improve products as well as inventing new ones. Peter also enjoys documenting and sharing his spearfishing adventures on his channel Spear With X. Check out more from Peter on IG @spearwithx and at @peteryeedesigns Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/22/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 7 seconds
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Spearfactor #040: Charles (CJ) Duffie, Neritic Diving Owner & Spearfishing Guide

In this episode, I speak with Floridian diver and guide CJ Duffie. CJ is not only just a spear fisherman and guide but he’s also the owner of Neritic spearfishing equipment. We talked extensively about pole spears and the ins and outs of being in the spearfishing guide industry. Specifically, CJ and I talk about being freediving industry and guiding divers around the world. Thank you CJ for being on the show. You can find more about Neritic Diving at: https://neriticdiving.com Contact CJ at: @cjduffie22 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/1/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 45 seconds
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Spearfactor #039: Danny Bolton from Racing Trucks to Spearing on the Big Island of Hawaii.

Today’s episode is with a diver from the Big Island of Hawaii, Danny Bolton. He’s an absolute beast as far as having that warrior mindset and tapping into the primitive part of our brain. He’s lives for skating, hunting, building and racing trucks as well as spearfishing. He also has a clothing line called Under The Ficus which was named after a local hangout spot that was special to him and his friends. Check out Danny’s Instagram account @dannybolton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/18/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 18 seconds
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Spearfactor #038: Charles Slattery from GTCC Charters

On this episode of Spearfactor, I speak with Captain Charles Slattery of Good Time Charlie Charters. This episode we discussed the spearfishing and freediving industry as a whole. We specifically talk about how things in the industry could improve and need to get better. Everything from freediving training to spearfishing guides is covered. Warning: There's a lot of swearing in this episode so be prepared. You can find Charles at gtcc charters website www.gtcc.fish.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/20212 hours, 8 minutes, 2 seconds
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Spearfactor #037: Boat Salvage Captain Zach Rollins from Along the Keel Podcast

Our guest is a boat captain whose life is centered around the ocean. Zach Rollins makes his living on the water. He's lives and breath it! He also has a podcast called Along The Keel that shares brands who’s whole existence the center around the ocean and tells their story. Zach is from Rhode Island originally, and he’s got a ton of knowledge about the dos and don’ts of boating. Shares some ways to help prevent and minimize issues while on the water as well. If you want to hear more from Zack check out @alongthekeel Thanks Zach! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/14/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 35 seconds
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Spearfactor #035: Philip Maechler Inventor of Sens07vest Recovery Device

In this episode I speak with Swiss inventor Philip Maechler from Provitatec. We discussed the invention of the Sens07vest recovery device design to rescue blackout divers. The Sens07vest is a fully automatic and electronic emergency floating device designed to get freedivers and spearfishers back to the surface in case the diver is too long or too deep underwater - or if a shallow water blackout is detected. The Sens07vest turns an unconscious person on his back to keep his airways clear. Philip goes over his inspiration for the product and the developmental process from the first prototype to what it is now. He also covers how the vest functions, and the similarities and differences between previous models of this device. Philip also gave Spearfactor listeners a 10% discount on the vest itself which was already almost half of the freediving Recovery vest developed by legendary diver Terry Maas.  Goto: www.provitatec.com Put in promo code: SPEARFACTOR10 for the 10% discount. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/25/20211 hour, 31 seconds
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Spearfactor #034: Nick Bailey the Young Florida Fish Slayer

On this episode I speak with Florida's Nick Bailey about diving in his local area. We talk a lot about sharks, groupers, diving conditions, and some of the issues that Florida divers deal with everyday. Nick shares with us his preferred gear choice and a few of his techniques for shooting and landing solid fish in deeper depths. You can follow Nick on social media at @nick__bialey15 on IG or Tiktok @roastedndtoasted . I am looking forward to see how Nick progress in the sport. Thanks again for speaking with me Nick. Sponsors for this podcast included: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount https://immersionfreediving.teachable.com/?affcode=206131_ycsyh1fr Akason Cameras 15% off https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1583785&u=2550967&m=89945&urllink=&afftrack= Kimera spearfishing Promo: spearfactor for 5% off. www.kimeraspearfishing.com Los Bigotes Apparel www.losbigotes.com Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor for 10% off. www.hotrodspearguns.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/16/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 7 seconds
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Spearfactor #033: Sam Clothier the man behind Wet Mammal

On this episode, I speak with Australian diver and adventurer Sam Clothier. Originally from the UK, Sam moved to Australia in order to live a more adventurous lifestyle and he certainly has done that! During this episode we talk about diving solo, catching and cooking all types of fish, his youtube channel @wetmammal and some of his more exciting fish stories. For more on Sam, checkout his IG page @wetmammal Discounts & Sponsors include: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing Did you enjoy this? If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit. If you would like to support the show? Go to the supporter page at @spearfactor Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost. Until next time, I hope you land the fish of a lifetime! LEARN MORE SpearFactor is all about sharing information about spearfishing to enhance your experience in the ocean. If you are a new spearo, please checkout www.spearfactor.com for more information on targeted fish types and spearing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/7/20211 hour, 18 minutes, 7 seconds
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Spearfactor #032: The Adventures of Phonebooth

I can't say enough about this man. He's like a character in a movie, more specifically a character that we want to be like. Phonebooth and I met through some mutual friends from Guam. I didn't know much about him including his real name, but I soon realized that none of that really mattered. He's the guy that yells "WHAT'S UP!!!!" at the top of the boat ramp at 5:00 in the morning. You know, the attitude that you wish everyone had before heading offshore including yourself. Phonebooth is a perfect example of Island style. Full of love and very light hearted, he loves to travel light and hunt big. He often rolls solo but quickly makes friends as he dials in new places. I have really enjoyed our adventures together and hearing about some of his solo adventures chasing down big fish in Baja. I hope to enjoy this episode as much as I did making it! Discounts & Sponsors include: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing Did you enjoy this? If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: I nstagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit. If you would like to support the show? Go to the supporter page at @spearfactor Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost. Until next time, I hope you land the fish of a lifetime! LEARN MORE SpearFactor is all about sharing information about spearfishing to enhance your experience in the ocean. If you are a new spearo, please checkout www.spearfactor.com for more information on targeted fish types and spearing. SOCIAL MEDIA Instagram: @spearfactor Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SpearFactor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/6/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 59 seconds
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Spearfactor #031: Veteran Diver Bill Wagner

Today I speak with veteran diver Bill Wagner from San Diego California. Bill started diving in the 60s and was the president of the San Diego freedivers. Bill and I discuss how things have progressed/changed over the years from equipment to the state of the marine environment. Throughout the interview Bill shares stories of a white shark encounter in La Jolla, spearfishing trips to Baja and more. I also want to thank listener Tom Harding for connecting Bill and I together. Tom message me from the Spearfactor website saying that I should have his friend Bill on the show, so thanks again Tom.  Discounts & Sponsors include: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                              CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Los tes Apparel Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.    Until next time, I hope you land the fish of a lifetime! Discounts & Sponsors include: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount                                              CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Los tes Apparel Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.    Until next time, I hope you land the fish of a lifetime! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/24/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 2 seconds
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Spearfactor #030: SEASPIRACY Real or Fake, The Spearo Council Weighs In

Noob Spearo's Isaac Daly, Cast & Spear's Jon Stenstrom, and myself, Bret Whitman, share our thoughts on the Netflix documentary Seaspiracy. These are opinions based on our own experiences. While I disagree with many aspects of the documentary, I have a underlying respect for Ali Tabrizi for creating this film and his desire to help save our oceans' marine life. Check out Cast & Spear Podcast at @ @castandspear Check out Noob Spearo Podcast at @ @noobSpearo   Sponsors for this podcast included: 1. Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount 2. Akason Cameras 3. Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. 4. Los Bigotes Apparel 5. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor for 10% off. 6. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this? If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/15/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 57 seconds
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Spearfactor #029: Tim Andrews from High Performance Diving Hawaii

Today I spoke with Tim Andrews from www.highperformancediving.com and we discuss some deep diving techniques and tips as well as the famous Great White Shark encounter off of the coast of Hawaii. This encounter was so popular because the world's largest Great White Shark, Deep Blue, was seen eating a dead whale while other divers swam with it. This shark named Deep Blue was estimated to be between 20 and 21 feet in length. In closing, Tim says that he is going to culinary cook in order to learn how to make trash fish not taste like trash. For more of Tim check out @highperformancediving on IG Enjoy! Sponsors for this podcast included:   Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount https://immersionfreediving.teachable.com/?affcode=206131_ycsyh1fr Akason Cameras  https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1583785&u=2550967&m=89945&urllink=&afftrack= Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Los Bigotes Apparel Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.    Until next time, I hope you land the fish of a lifetime! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/1/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 46 seconds
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Spearfactor #028: Tim Hatler Owner of Palapas Ventana Resort

In this episode, I speak with Tim Hatler and his friends Brock and Jakob about their spearfishing resort located in La Ventana, Baja. The Resort is home of the Bluewater World Cup of Spearfishing. Tim lives down in Baja with his family full time, diving, fishing, and exploring the area. He and Brock are a wealth of knowledge for the area both above and below the sea surface. Tim shares with me how the World Cup is setup and what to expect with arriving for the first time to the resort. Personally, I am looking forward to traveling down there and experiencing the resort with my family. You can find out more information on the resort's website: www.palapasventana.com  and be sure to tell them that Bret from Spearfactor sent you! Hope to see you there. Sponsors for this podcast included:   1. Akason Cameras 15% off    https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1583785&u=2550967&m=89945&urllink=&afftrack=   1. Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. 2. Los Bigotes Apparel 3. Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor for 10% off. 4. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?   If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit. If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor    Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.   Until next time, I hope you land the fish of a lifetime!     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
4/17/202158 minutes, 19 seconds
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Spearfactor #027: Buddy Diving in Murky Water with Ted Harty

Ted Harty, Freediving Champion and World Class Instructor and I discuss using the buddy system in poor visibility for White Sea Bass here in California.  This is part 2 of a 2 part series of the Spearfactor podcast with Mr. Ted Harty, USA Freediving Champion. Diving and poor visibility is the sad reality for quite a few of us divers. However, there are ways to mitigate the risk of spearfishing in these conditions while at the same time making the experience more productive, and enjoyable. Rule #1: The first rule to spearfishing in these conditions where 5’ or 1.5m is considered “good” is to streamline your gear. Rule #2: Have a good dive buddy. Rule #3: Communication is key. Tell your buddy what you are intending to do and how long you plan on being down. A good example of this would be telling your buddy that you plan to dive down the anchor line, then kick straight out about ten feet. The entire dive should take about 1:30 tops. Another tip is that both divers should keep their spearguns point away from any potential divers resurfacing. The buddy who is spotting keep your gun either straight out or straight up so the diver returning to the surface does not swim up straight into the speargun’s shaft. Likewise, with the diver returning to the surface needs to keep their speargun pointed down towards the bottom so they do not poke their buddy upon surfacing. Last, we cover the techniques that I use while hunting. On Ted’s websites, he offers several freediving courses covering everything from equalization to a 28-day Freediving Transformation. There’s even a few of these course for free. CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Immersion Freediving Freediving Safety https://immersionfreediving.teachable.com/?affcode=206131_ycsyh1fr  Use Promo code: spearfactor for a 15% discount You can also reach Ted through social media at: IG @immersionfd Sponsors for this podcast included:   Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount Akason Cameras  https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1583785&u=2550967&m=89945&urllink=&afftrack= Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Los Bigotes Apparel Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.          Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
3/21/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 4 seconds
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Spearfactor #026: Kelsey Albert, Veteran Diver & World Record Holder

Dr. Albert is a veteran diver and current multiple women’s world record holder. On the show today, we talk about her experiences as a woman coming up in a sport dominated by men and some of the struggles she had early on because of it. As we progress through the conversation, we talk about her experiences living in Denmark and traveling through Northern Europe, and how some the cultural differences from the we as Americans look at things. This episode is a unique one and I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did chatting with Kelsea. Check out Kelsey at:   Instagram @dr_kelsea   Sponsors for this podcast included:   Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount https://immersionfreediving.teachable.com/?affcode=206131_ycsyh1fr Akason Cameras  https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1583785&u=2550967&m=89945&urllink=&afftrack= Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Los Bigotes Apparel Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.    Until next time, I hope you land the fish of a lifetime!   LEARN MORE   SpearFactor is all about sharing information about spearfishing to enhance your experience in the ocean. If you are a new spearo, please checkout www.spearfactor.com for more information on targeted fish types and spearing.   SOCIAL MEDIA   Podcast: https://www.Spearfactor.com/podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_spearfactor Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SpearFactor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2/28/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 18 seconds
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Spearfactor #025: Brandon Zeek, Focus Freediving

Spearfactor #25 with Focus Freediving’s Brandon Zeek. In this episode, Brandon and I discuss how he got started in spearfishing and freediving in Southern California. In freediving, Brandon has worked his way up to an instructor level and runs focus www.freediving.com. We discuss one of the recent challenges he has encountered in freediving. He had a squeeze on a 60m dive a few months ago. We discussed in great detail the ends and outs of squeezes and ways to prevent them. As the conversation progresses, we discussed in detail the differences between freediving and spearfishing, and the ways they complement each other. We also talk about his experiences working with the Diving for a Cause organization where he Colleen Gallagher and Terry Maas traveled together to help the local people in New Zealand and in Panama. While in New Zealand, Brandon was lucky enough to land a 74 pound kingfish. Brandon is a great diver and a solid guy. If you are thinking about taking a class in Southern California area, you can reach Brandon on Instagram at @depthzeeker or online at www.focusfreediving.com   NOTES: Introduction to Spearfishing/Freediving 3:00-11:47   How has weightlifting helped or hindered your diving 11:47-16:35   Brandon’s recent squeeze & the advantage “packing”  16:35-26:50   Different types of squeezes & how to prevent 26:50-40:46   Spearfishing vs Freediving  40:46-46:48   Just Get Wet Meetups 46:48-50:27   Most Memorable fish (74 pound Kingfish & Dogtooth Snapper) 50:27-101:06   Diving for a Cause Trips 101:06-1:09:25   Closing 1:09:25-End Sponsors for this podcast included: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount https://immersionfreediving.teachable.com/?affcode=206131_ycsyh1fr Akason Cameras  https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1583785&u=2550967&m=89945&urllink=&afftrack= Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Los Bigotes Apparel Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.    Until next time, I hope you land the fish of a lifetime!   LEARN MORE SpearFactor is all about sharing information about spearfishing to enhance your experience in the ocean. If you are a new spearo, please checkout www.spearfactor.com for more information on targeted fish types and spearing.   SOCIAL MEDIA Podcast: https://www.Spearfactor.com/podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_spearfactor Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SpearFactor   #spearfishing #spearfishingpodcast #spearfactor #onedropspearfishing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
1/30/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 48 seconds
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Spearfactor #023: Ted Harty, Champion Freediver & World Class Instructor

This is part 1 of a 2 part series of the Spearfactor podcast with Mr. Ted Harty, USA Freediving Champion. If you don’t know who Ted Harty is, you should. Seriously! Ted started out as a scuba Instructor in 2005 before discovering the sport of freediving a few years later. Early on in his instructing career Ted was fortunate to meet and be mentored by Kirk and Mandy Krack of Performance Freediving. From there, Ted became a competitive freediver and an a freedive Instructor. During this time, Ted accomplished an impressive list of accomplishments.  • 1st place finish PFI Competition Breathless 2009 • 1st place finish PFI Competition Deja Blue 2011 • Broke longest standing USA Freediving record during 2011 Freediving World Championships in Italy, with a Dynamic Apnea swim of 170m • Selected to be Captain of the 2012 USA Freediving Team during World Championships • Constant weight dive of 85m (279ft) in 2012 • 1st place finish PFI Competition Deja Blue 2014 Ted and Kirk shared the same passion for freediving safety being the number one goal in our sport. When Ted first started Instructing there were only a few instructors around the world. This led to many students, many days, and many lessons learned in the water. Because of this, Ted has wealth of knowledge from instructing students from all different kinds of backgrounds. He shares these experiences with us all through numerous media outlets including podcast, tv shows, and his websites. On Ted’s websites, he offers several freediving courses covering everything from equalization to a 28-day Freediving Transformation. There’s even a few of these course for free. CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITES AND SIGN UP FOR A FREE ONLINE CLASS!!!!! Immersion Freediving Freediving Safety Use Promo code: spearfactor for a 15% discount   You can also reach Ted through social media at: IG @immersionfd FB Ted Harty or Immersion Freediving NOTES: General Safety for Diving  3:00-16:45 Freediving Safety Website 16:45-21:45 Ted’s Goal for www.freedivingsafety.com 21:45-26:40 How to dive safely in poor visibility 26:40-34:45 Easy way to use the buddy system 34:45-40:35 The Myth of “I know my limits” 40:35-46:55 Proper buoyancy and the role it plays in diving 46:55-57:06 Transitioning from SCUBA to freediving 57:06-1:06:00 28 Day Freedive Transformation Program 1:06:00-1:16:30 Mammalian Dive Reflex  1:16:30-1:26:16 Closing 1:26:16-End Sponsors for this podcast included: Ted Harty’s Freediving Safety Promo: spearfactor for 15% discount Akaso Cameras %15 off Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Los Bigotes Apparel Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.    LEARN MORE SpearFactor is all about sharing information about spearfishing to enhance your experience in the ocean. If you are a new spearo, please checkout www.spearfactor.com for more information on targeted fish types and spearing. SOCIAL MEDIA Podcast: https://www.Spearfactor.com/podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_spearfactor Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SpearFactor   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/22/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 7 seconds
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Spearfactor #022: Kristina Chang, Diver & Food Connoisseur

In this episode of Spearfactor, I speak with San Diego diver and fellow San Diego Freedivers member, Kristina Chang. We discuss how she went from surfing up in the bay area to diving down here in San Diego. We also discuss her ridiculously delicious looking dishes that she makes with her catches. She is quite the culinary connoisseur. We specifically talk about dry aging fish and where her inspiration comes for dishes. Furthermore we discuss some of her future goals for trips and fish to land. Enjoy Awesome Fish Tikka Masala Recipe https://foodiesterminal.com/fish-tikka-masala-recipe/ Connect with Kristina on Instagram @kristinacchang NOTES: Background and Beginning Diving  3:00-7:15   First Bluefin Tuna  07:15-13:25   Dealing Ear Issues 13:25-17:37   Surf Trip to El Salvador 13:50-20:10   Cooking Amazing Fish 20:10-32:05 Lobster Diving at Night 32:05-36:45 Traveling & Food Recipes 36:45-47:30 How surfing compliments diving 47:30-52:30 Closing 55:30-End   Sponsors for this podcast included: Akason Cameras  https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1583785&u=2550967&m=89945&urllink=&afftrack= Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Los Bigotes Apparel Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.  Until next time, I hope you land the fish of a lifetime! LEARN MORE   SpearFactor is all about sharing information about spearfishing to enhance your experience in the ocean. If you are a new spearo, please checkout www.spearfactor.com for more information on targeted fish types and spearing.   SOCIAL MEDIA Podcast: https://www.Spearfactor.com/podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_spearfactor Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/6/202057 minutes
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Spearfactor #21: Eric Anderson Central California Diving

In this episode of Spearfactor, I speak with Eric Anderson from Central California. Eric shares how his experiences in the Marine Corp has contributed to being a better dive buddy and spearfisherman. We continue on to discuss the diving conditions in Central California as well as the targeted species in his area. Additionally, Eric shares insights to the differences in diving in Northern California vs. Central California. The gear used up in these regions are very specific to diving in holes for lingcod and around rocks for rockfish. These area are known for tough conditions and big sharks. Eric shares one encounter with a curious white shark while diving at the channel islands. This episode gives us an in-depth look to the dive culture in Central California.   Check out Eric’s Instagram at @eric_janderson   NOTES: Background  2:50-5:10 How the Marine Corp helped his diving 05:10-07:05 Gear Prep  07:05-08:55 Spearfishing in Central California 08:55-13:50 Targeted Fish (lingcod, rockfish) 13:50-18:30 Gear for Central California  18:30-22:05 Tips for diving in low visiability 22:05-25:30 Diving in Central vs Northern California 25:30-28:15 State of the kelp forest and science 28:15-35:20 Future plans and goals 35:20-44:05 White shark story & having a tourniquet with you. 44:05-51:55 Seasons in Central California 51:55-55:30 Closing 55:30-End   Sponsors for this podcast included: Akason Cameras 15% off https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1583785&u=2550967&m=89945&urllink=&afftrack= Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Los Bigotes Apparel Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.    Until next time, I hope you land the fish of a lifetime!   LEARN MORE   SpearFactor is all about sharing information about spearfishing to enhance your experience in the ocean. If you are a new spearo, please checkout www.spearfactor.com for more information on targeted fish types and spearing.   SOCIAL MEDIA   Podcast: https://www.Spearfactor.com/podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_spearfactor Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SpearFactor   #spearfishing #spearfishingpodcast #spearfactor #onedropspearfishing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/5/202059 minutes, 54 seconds
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Spearfactor #020: Ryan Huff's Widow, Diana Helping better our community after her loss.

Recently, I teamed up with Brad Thompson from OC Spearos, and Jon from Cast and Spear for a good cause. We spoke with Ryan Huff's widow, Diana Huff. Ryan drowned open day of lobster season last year. Now, Brad Thompson, Jon Stenstrom and I joined forces to support this wonderful fund that can help save lives. The OC Spearos’ Ryan Huff Memorial Scholarship Fund is taking donations! Applications to earn your scholarship for freedive education and certification will be posted in the next couple of weeks. Please give to help fund this initiative. More info at this link - https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/oc-spearos-ryan-huff-memorial-scholarship?fbclid=IwAR0Zc94P4PlJNhP-WthT3I0RoMausa2uk1VkdcwnPBuogN8qa0HgsJOQMi8 Learn about Ryan Huff's life, how you can get a free certification course if you qualify, and lobster diving tips to stay safe during the lobster opener.   1:28 - Ryan Huff's intro into spearfishing   3:00 - How Ryan Huff passed away   5:45 - Diane's mission to keep Ryan's memory alive   8:45 - OC Spearo's goal to push spearfishing safety   11:00 - Raising $5000 for the Ryan Huff Memorial Scholarship Fund   16:40 - How to join the OC Spearos   17:00 - Why even seasoned spearos could benefit from a freediving course   24:44 - Common misconceptions of freediving courses   31:44 - Lobster diving safety tips HOW TO SUPPORT 1. Charity Fund: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/oc-spearos-ryan-huff-memorial-scholarship 2. Charity shirts: 779spearco.com 3. OC Spearo Fund announcement: http://www.ocspearos.org/oc-spearos-ryan-huff-memorial-scholarship-fund 4. Join the OC Spearos: http://www.ocspearos.org/club-membership/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/30/202041 minutes, 39 seconds
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Spearfactor #19: Dave Gleeson Oceanographer & Rhode Island Diver

In this episode of Spearfactor, I chat with Dave Gleeson. Dave got his start spearfishing in the Islands around Rhode Island. He shares with us some of the things he has learned by hunting this waters such as insights to find better visibility, the change in seasons, conditions and what gear to use. We also discuss why the sport of spearfishing has grown so much in the past few years in the Northeast of the country, and world wide.  The podcast takes a turn when Dave shares his story about shallow water blackout while training in Hawaii. We talk about why it happened and the benefits to taking a free dive class. Thank you Dave for sharing your experiences with us all!!!   Check out his photography and Instagram at @Daveunderwater   Dave’s Dive Shop: New England Freedive Spearfishing Co.     NOTES:   Background and Diving in Rhone Island 02:45:-11:55 Finding Good Visibility 11:55-17:05 Spearfishing Popularity  17:05-20:55 Diving vs Fishing 20:55-28:45 Gear for RI 28:45-33:30 Stories and Traveling  33:30-38:00 Shallow Water Blackout and Freediving 38:00-1:45:00 Future Trips (Azores, California, Alaska) 1:45:00-1:07:45 Seasonal Changes in Rhode Island  1:07:45-1:11:45 How Your Education has Helped You 1:11:45-1:12:45 Dave’s Photography and Closing 1:12:45-End Sponsors for this podcast included: Akason Cameras 15% OFF! Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Los Bigotes Apparel Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor for 10% off. OneDrop Spearfishing Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit. If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.  SOCIAL MEDIA Podcast: https://www.Spearfactor.com/podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_spearfactor Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SpearFactor   #spearfishing #freediver Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/27/20201 hour, 23 minutes, 4 seconds
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Spearfactor #18: Cody Drawdy from East Coast to West Coast diver

In this episode of Spearfactor, I chat with my good friend Cody Drawdy. Cody shares his story with us about how he got started in spearfishing on the East Coast of American where he had to deal with sharks and 2’ of visibility. We also talk about some of your spearfishing trips to Guam and Baja, and the things we learned in those places. Enjoy!   NOTES: Introduction and Background 02:53:-23:22 How we met on social media 27:52-28:00 Lobster Season  13:00-37:30 Ethical Diving 38:00-57:00 Stories and Traveling (Baja and tips) 57:00-1:32:40 Closing 1:33-End   Sponsors for this podcast included:   Akason Cameras  https://shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1583785&u=2550967&m=89945&urllink=&afftrack= Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Los Bigotes Apparel Hotrod Spearguns Promo: spearfactor 10% off OneDrop Spearfishing Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit. If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.  Until next time, I hope you land the fish of a lifetime! LEARN MORE SpearFactor is all about sharing information about spearfishing to enhance your experience in the ocean. If you are a new spearo, please checkout www.spearfactor.com for more information on targeted fish types and spearing. SOCIAL MEDIA Podcast: https://www.Spearfactor.com/podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_spearfactor Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SpearFactor   #spearfishing #spearfishingpodcast #spearfactor #onedropspearfishing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9/22/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 37 seconds
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Spearfactor #17: Nick Watkins from Spearchannel

In this episode of Spearfactor, I chat with Nick Watkins from Spearchannel. Nick shares with us how his brand, Spearchannel, began, where he wants to take it, and how he plans to achieve success with it. He also shares with us some of his struggles as the brand develops and attempts to reach future goals. Additionally, we discuss his own beginnings into spearfishing while growing up in south Florida. Nick shares with us his recent travels to Panama and Bahamas, and some of the shenanigans that occurred while on these trips hunting Yellowfin tuna. I hope you enjoy!! Contact Nick: IG @spearchannel FB Spearchannel group page NOTES: Introduction Spearchannel the brand 05:53:-09:52 Issues with developing Spearchannel 09:52-13:00 Monetizing and the direction of Spearchannel  13:00-20:30 Next step for Spearchannel  20:30-30:00 How Nick got started 30:00-31:40 Types of fish and conditions where he lives in Florida  31:40-39:35 Diving with sharks and stories 39:35-47:15 Trips to Bahamas & Panama, lost fish stories 47:15-54:04 Hunting Yellowfin 54:04-1:01:01 Team Trips  1:01:01-1:03:50 How to Progress in Spearfishing 1:03:50-1:07:10 Best way to have Snapper 1:07:10-1:10:15 Closing & Contact Information  1:10:15-END   Sponsors for this podcast included: Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Los Bigotes Apparel Hotrod Spearguns  Akaso Cameras Promo: akaction10 OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! Thanks for listening and be sure to follow SpearFactor at: Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube, and Reddit.   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.  Until next time, I hope you land the fish of a lifetime!   LEARN MORE   SpearFactor is all about sharing information about spearfishing to enhance your experience in the ocean. If you are a new spearo, please checkout www.spearfactor.com for more information on targeted fish types and spearing.   SOCIAL MEDIA   Podcast: https://www.Spearfactor.com/podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_spearfactor Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SpearFactor   #spearfishing #spearfishingpodcast #spearfactor #onedropspearfishing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
8/22/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 13 seconds
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Spearfactor #016: Allen Yangco & Brian Fern from Longfins Spearfishing

In this episode, I speak with Brian Fern and Allen Yangco from Longfins Spearfishing. These two gentlemen truly define what the term giving back to the community means. Longfins originally started out as a online diving store that Allen started, but it failed. This failure didn’t discourage Allen from continuing on with the Longfins brand. He felt that the failure was a blessing in disguised. After seeing many of the divers in their area not diving safely as well as several diving related deaths including 4 of Allen’s friends, he and his friend, Brian Fern, decided to continue with Longfins by holding spearfishing seminars for the youth of Kauai. The goal was to share their over 50 years of knowledge and experience with the kids of Kauai to teach them how to ethically hunt and safely dive for fish. The seminar is free and everyone is encouraged to attend.  During the show, the boys share numerous stories of bad and good dive buddies, sharks, recovering fish from caves, and ethnical fish hunting. Allen shares a story about when he was diving near a bay with monk seals when a huge tiger shark came at him. Allen did not see the shark but his buddy quickly intercepted it and saved Allen from an attack. Additionally, Brian shares a story about when the current picked up so bad on the reef that he and Allen had to shoot their shafts into the reef in order to avoid getting swept out to sea.  This episode is full of tips to make you a better and safer diver. If you would be interested in attending the seminar or want to put a one yourself in your local area, feel free to contact the boys at @long_fins on IG. Brian Fern @solid.ink Allen Yangco @aloha_spear_it   NOTES: Introduction and Longfins the brand 04:15:-09:04 Ethical Spearfishing 09:04-22:50 How to dive safe 22:40-25:00 Spearfishing seminar for Youth 25:00-31:20 Diving for GT/Ulua 31:20-40:10 Build the community with kids for safety 42:15-49:55 Diving with sharks and stories 49:55-1:03:00: Goals for Longfins 1:03:00-1:08:34 Real life situations & Safety tips (recovering fish, weighting tips, currents) 1:08:34-1:29:55 More details about the spearfishing seminar 1:30:00-1:36:00 Closing & Contact information 1:36:00-1:38:29 Sponsors for this podcast included: Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Los Bigotes Apparel Hotrod Spearguns  Akaso Cameras Promo: akaction10 OneDrop Spearfishing   If you would like to support the show?  Go to the supporter page at https://www.patreon.com/the_spearfactor  Your donation helps keep the show going with editing and production cost.  LEARN MORE SpearFactor is all about sharing information about spearfishing to enhance your experience in the ocean. If you are a new spearo, please checkout www.spearfactor.com for more information on targeted fish types and spearing. SOCIAL MEDIA Podcast: https://www.Spearfactor.com/podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_spearfactor Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SpearFactor   #spearfishing #spearfishingpodcast #spearfactor #onedropspearfishing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
7/28/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 44 seconds
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Spearfactor #015: Veteran Dive Boat Skipper Dan Walsh

In this episode, I speak with veteran diver and dive boat Skipper Dan Walsh. Since the 1970s, Captain Dan has operated dive boats such as the Bottom Scratcher, and Spirit of Adventure for spearfishing’s elite pioneers. He was there filming when Terry Maas shot his record bluefin tuna at Guadalupe Island, which is one of the most popular moments in California’s spearfishing history. He’s explored the Baja peninsula in its’ entirety a few times over and has dove remote stretches of the coast that I have dreamed about diving for years. But besides Baja, Captain Dan has traveled the world filming, freediving, scuba diving, and hunting places like Dangerous Reef, Australia and tiny islands in Micronesia. His presence at most of these places was requested in order to film for show like Shark Week on the Discovery channel and various other nature shows.  One of the things that caught me off guard about Captain Walsh was how truly humble he was during the podcast. With almost 50 years of experience on and around dive boats, you would think that he would be more than justified to have a hint of an ego. Not the case, which is probably why he has been able to learn and share so much information with us. Facebook: Buddy Walsh   NOTES: Introduction/Early days 02:22:-09:45   Running dive boat stories, Cortez Banks, etc. 09:45-15:50   History of Bottom Scratcher 15:50-22:00   The evolution of the dive industry & divers 22:00-28:30   Terry Maas and diving Guadalupe Island stories 28:30-40:40   Diving San Clemente Island 41:10-45:15   Favorite diving in the world: Baja 45:15-53:00:   What makes a good boat captain 53:00-58:32   Boating tips 59:00-1:07:34   Funny new diver stories with sharks. 1:07:34-1:16:10   Closing Advice 1:16:10-1:19:35   Sponsors for this podcast included: Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Los Bigotes Apparel Hotrod Spearguns  Akaso Cameras Promo: akaction10 OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! I hope that you guys can relate to the show and learn that we are more similar than different in so many ways. I hope we all can learn to enjoy the ocean and then, protect it. Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube and Reddit.   Until next time, I hope you land the fish of a lifetime! LEARN MORE SpearFactor is all about sharing information about spearfishing to enhance your experience in the ocean. If you are a new spearo, please checkout www.spearfactor.com for more information on targeted fish types and spearing. SOCIAL MEDIA Podcast: https://www.Spearfactor.com/podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_spearfactor Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SpearFactor #spearfishing #spearfishingpodcast #spearfactor #onedropspearfishing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/13/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 27 seconds
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Spearfactor #014: Paul Rodriguez from Hot Rod Spearguns

In this episode, I speak with Paul Rodriguez from Hot Rod Spearguns. While Paul is a sponsor for the show, he truly is one hell of a spearfisherman and speargun builder. During the show, we spend a lot of time talking about the right speargun for the right conditions, and his new hybrid travel speargun. I am really excited to share Paul’s travel speargun with you all because I believe it will change the spearfishing community as a whole. The speargun itself breaks down smaller than a set of dive fins, making traveling easier than ever with your equipment. Currently, available in 120-130cm lengths. The shaft is a Mori shaft which breakdown as well. I have personally tested this speargun in Baja, and at home here in Southern California. I’ve even done some pool testing with it myself. The motivation of this travel gun comes from all of Paul’s travels where the ability to pack light was a necessity. Additionally, we discuss how important it is to travel in order to become a better all round diver and hunter. Lastly, Paul and I discuss hunting big Dogtooth Tuna over 100 pounds. He shares some of his tips, and insane stories about determined fish ripping themselves in half in order to escape from his shaft.  This episode was fun to make and I hope you guys will enjoy it as well! Website: www.hotrodspearguns.com Instagram: @hotrodspearguns NOTES: Introduction/Background 03:22:-07:55   Why use a pole spear 11:44-17:00   Spearguns Choices 17:00-24:23   Hybrid Travel Speargun Development and more.. 24:23-40:00   Current situation, future travel and why traveling is so important to become better. 40:00-45:00   Favorite Fish to hunt, Dogtooth Tuna Stories 45:00-57:40   Dogtooth Tuna Tips 58:25-1:07:05   Collision with whale 1:07:05-1:15       Sponsors for this podcast included:   Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Los Bigotes Apparel Hotrod Spearguns  Akaso Cameras Promo: akaction10 OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! I hope that you guys can relate to the show and learn that we are more similar than different in so many ways. I hope we all can learn to enjoy the ocean and then, protect it.   Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube and Reddit.   Until next time, I hope you land the fish of a lifetime!   LEARN MORE   SpearFactor is all about sharing information about spearfishing to enhance your experience in the ocean. If you are a new spearo, please checkout www.spearfactor.com for more information on targeted fish types and spearing.   SOCIAL MEDIA   Podcast: https://www.Spearfactor.com/podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
6/1/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 23 seconds
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Spearfactor #013: Carlos Suarez Spearfishing Game Developer & Cuban Diver

In this episode I speak with Carlos Suarez. He is the creator of the Freedive Hunter Spearfishing game. He is also originally from Cuba where he learned to spearfish. We discuss his early days of diving in Cuba as well as the equipment and techniques they used there. Some of these techniques he share I have never heard of before such as tying a rope to a diver then pulling them up once they reached half way from ascending on dives over 100’ in order to save oxygen. Most importantly, Carlos shares with me his main reason for creating spearfishing video games which is due to his inability to dive now due to a medical condition. His passion and love for fish, especially Trigger fish, is all reflected in the game. Every aspect of the game has special meaning behind it and you can hear it in his voice with he speaks with me. It was great to speak with Carlos and I am really excited to share his story with you! Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.FreedivingHunter.com (here there are links to buy the game on the App Store, Google Play and Xbox) Facebook: Freediving Hunter or @SpearfishingGames Instagram and Twitter: @Strongbox3d YouTube: Freediving Hunter: Spearfishing the World   Background 03:35:-07:55 Equipment used in Cuba  07:55-10:37 Targeted Species 10:37-12:51 Dreaming about Diving and his blackout 12:51-19:25 Rigging gear and techniques in Cuba 19:25-28:00 Passion and Reason Why He created the Freedive Hunter Video Game and why Trigger fish are special to Carlos. 28:00-57:40 Most Memorable Fish 57:45-59:45 Shark Stories 1:00:25-1:05:45 Closing 1:05:45-1:07:10       Sponsors for this podcast included: Kimera spearfishing Promo: SpearFactor for 5% off. Los Bigotes Apparel Hotrod Spearguns  Akaso Cameras Promo: akaction10 OneDrop Spearfishing   Did you enjoy this?  If so, please share this podcast with your friends! I hope that you guys can relate to the show and learn that we are more similar than different in so many ways. I hope we all can learn to enjoy the ocean and then, protect it.   Follow Spearfactor: Instagram @the_spearfactor, Facebook Spearfactor Group, YouTube and Reddit. Until next time, I hope you land the fish of a lifetime! LEARN MORE   SpearFactor is all about sharing information about spearfishing to enhance your experience in the ocean. If you are a new spearo, please checkout www.spearfactor.com for more information on targeted fish types and spearing.   SOCIAL MEDIA   Podcast: https://www.Spearfactor.com/podcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_spearfactor Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SpearFactor   #spearfishing #spearfishingpodcast #spearfactor #onedropspearfishing Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
5/16/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 26 seconds