Oct 31, 2018
Sam Blount from Frontline freediving in Wilmington, North Carolina joins us to share some very practical information for all spearos. Specifically we take a look at the 4 most serious types of injuries and accidents that can happen to spearos and then we scenario plan exactly how Sam would deal with each of these events. Sam's a former marine and has designed a trauma kit specifically for spearfishing so this episode covers a tonne of first responder information. As well as first aid we learn a whole lot about African Pompano and Hogfish as well as practical info for getting serious about underwater photography. On a personal level, this episode made me think about how I would respond in some tough situations and also fired me up to hunt AP's. Let us know what you think in the comments or join the conversation on Facebook here.
8:00 Sam Introduction and a catchup about current spearfishing conditions in North Carolina
11:00 How Sam started spearfishing, Terry Maas Book
13:00 African Pompano (AP). Spearfishing, behaviour, food and the story of his first capture
18:00 North Carolina bottom, benthos and the local spearfishing experience
20:00 Hogfish research takeaways
22:30 Early obstacles spearfishing. Mark Winterburg and Brian Davis were two early mentors. Equalizing issues spearfishing.
26:45 What obstacle or issue are you working on right now?
28:00 What has been your most memorable catch spearfishing?
36:00 What is your favourite species to hunt and what technique do you use to hunt them effectively?
41:50 What is the scariest moment you've had in the ocean?
48:40 Veterans Vault: Frontline First Aid for Spearfishing (Spearfishing Trauma Kit Here)
77:00 What is one of the funniest moments you've had out spearfishing?
79:45 Do you recommend new spearos get a reelgun?
86:40 What's in your spearfishing dive bag?
88:50 What's your photography rig?
96:45 Spearo Q&A
97:40 Where can people find you Sam?
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