People always ask me , Robbie how many spearguns and how much gear do you take on a spearfishing trip.
I always say, as much as my gear bag can hold! I seem to over pack almost all of the time, too many spear shafts too many spearguns, too many floats. But when you are hunting large Pelagic fish like Dogtooth Tuna, too much gear is often never too much!
I have seen complete gun rigs including large hard and inflatable floats disappear on a large fish after only being in the water for a few hours only to be left with no more gear for the rest of the trip.
Tomorrow we are heading to Port Douglas in an attempt to make it to Osprey Reef. I have packed a Riffe Mach5 for the Dogtooth, a 130cm Beuchat Marlin Oceania for reef Fish, a custom 50cm gun for diving in caves and 2 Roller guns for testing. The new Beuchat Carbon Roller and the Picasso Roller 115cm.Cressi large padded gun bag which is great on planes. The thing about Spearfishing is there is often no right or wrong way to land that fish of a lifetime, but if you want to land them consistently you have to have good quality gear and gear that is familiar to you. When you are in the moment the last thing you want to thinking about is how the hell does this all work.