This interview with Taylor Slattery was recorded on Day 1 of a charter to the Southern Great Reef aboard the Eastern Voyager. Taylor has been a part of the Adreno spearfishing team for years and has speared all over Australia. In this interview we get systematic on a single drop. This is a mental blueprint for getting the most out of each dive and maximising your time on the bottom hunting fish.
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02:30 Taylor Slattery Welcome and Introduction
25:00 The Wayne Judge Medical Evacuation Story | RACQ Life Flight Rescue and Knife Safety Conversation
32:00 Spanish Mackerel Hunting Technique’s and Applying the right amount of pressure to the struggling fish
40:00 Speargun Shaft Conversations | Spring Steel and Stainless Steel Shaft Characteristics
45:00 Rob Allen Equipment and Mindset around Spearfishing Equipment
47:55 Mono vs Dyneema Shooting Line Discussion
55:00 Veterans Vault: Getting the Drop Sequence Sorted | Thinking Systematically about each dive!
- Tidal breathing and relaxing
- Double preferably triple your surface interval (time on surface after a dive should be 3x longer than your last dive time)
- Closing your eyes
- Three stage full breath
- Reach up and equalize
- Pull snorkel out of mouth with same hand on descent
- Do one big pull with other hand through the water
- Smooth duck dive into 10-12 smooth, powerful fin strokes
- Focus on streamlining and keep head level
77:00 What do you do when your buddy is spooking fish?
84:00 Funny Moments out Spearfishing
88:00 What are three things people in their few year of spearfishing can do to dramatically improve?
92:00 Spearo Q&A
- Who has been the most influential person in your spearfishing?
- What does spearfishing mean to you?
- What is an exciting product you are working on right now?
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