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Old 07-24-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
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RI newbie looking for spearfishing buddy

I'm brand new to spearfishing and freediving but I've spent most of my life around water (fishing, surfing, sailing, etc). My friends don't seem very interested in trying it and it doesn't seem safe to go alone. I have a sailboat/kayak hybrid that can hold 2 or 3 people with gear. I'm thinking I'd like to hit Newport but I'm down for anything.

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Old 07-24-2012, 05:20 PM   #2
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that thing is bad ass
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:25 PM   #3
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Re: RI newbie looking for spearfishing buddy

Thanks! I've put a lot of work into it. I built the wooden benches and added "gear tracs" that can hold any kind of RAM mount. I use em for rod holders and gps/fish finder. Sailing around is easier than paddling and less maintenance/expense than buying a power boat. It's really perfect for what I want to do.

When I'm out in the ocean I do get the feeling "we're gonna need a bigger boat" hah... no sharks yet though
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:32 PM   #4
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:04 PM   #5
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welcome to the board
that thing is sweet
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:49 PM   #6
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Holy shit, that thing is awesome. Hobie adventure island, tandem? I'm jealous big time.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:53 PM   #7
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it kinda reminds me of...


haha sorry, I'm a big jaws fan from when i was a kid lol
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Love the jaws reference. PM me, I dive at least 4 times a week and mostly during the week.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:00 PM   #9
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Sweet rig bud im also kinda new to the spearfishing, and looking for a spearing bud. i go it alone all the time and my wife hates it.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:55 PM   #10
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Holy shit, that thing is awesome. Hobie adventure island, tandem? I'm jealous big time.
Yeah! Come out some time, it's more fun to share it than to go alone

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http://youtu.be/KjPDd3rhaHw

haha sorry, I'm a big jaws fan from when i was a kid lol
I used to watch those movies all the time. I don't think it would be wise for me to watch nowadays, but the special effects are probably cheesy enough to be funny.

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Sweet rig bud im also kinda new to the spearfishing, and looking for a spearing bud. i go it alone all the time and my wife hates it.
Great! you're in auburn ma? probably about an hour to get to warwick where i'm based out of.

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thanks for the welcome! i've been waiting a long while to dive from it


So I was sailing around third beach at Newport and I noticed a rock cluster way offshore to the south. Looks like it's just under a mile according to google maps. Has anyone been out there spearing? Think there would be fish? I want to check it out!


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Old 07-26-2012, 07:46 AM   #11
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Re: RI newbie looking for spearfishing buddy

pm sent with my info buddy. For anyone else, hello!

My names Kyle. I have been following this thread for awhile but just registered. This board is a wealth of information and seems to be very welcoming. I am not new to spearfishing however I am new to spearfishing in these waters. Must say though still having a blast! Currently adjusting to Vis and temp.

Not to blow up this thread but i sent P.M to both Guigs and DaytonaJoe please let me know if you received, It won't show up in my sent box so I am not sure if they went through??
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:43 AM   #12
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So I was sailing around third beach at Newport and I noticed a rock cluster way offshore to the south. Looks like it's just under a mile according to google maps. Has anyone been out there spearing? Think there would be fish? I want to check it out!
Cormorant Rock has fish as does Elbow Ledge just to the west.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:46 PM   #13
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Re: RI newbie looking for spearfishing buddy

I've been wanting an AI for about 2 years now. That is a nice rig. I'm jelly. The planks look better than what the tramps would do. I wish you lived closer to mid CT, I'd go out with you, but I don't have any spero stuff yet.

If your just doing fishing from a yak, there is a striper shootout in Salem, MA. around August 17-19. http://www.newenglandkayakfishing.com/ I'll be there with a few of the locals that's on my fishing team. Drinks, BBQ, camping, and fishing for a few days on end.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:41 PM   #14
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I've been wanting an AI for about 2 years now. That is a nice rig. I'm jelly. The planks look better than what the tramps would do. I wish you lived closer to mid CT, I'd go out with you, but I don't have any spero stuff yet.

If your just doing fishing from a yak, there is a striper shootout in Salem, MA. around August 17-19. http://www.newenglandkayakfishing.com/ I'll be there with a few of the locals that's on my fishing team. Drinks, BBQ, camping, and fishing for a few days on end.
Hey thanks man. Yeah the benches are great. With tramps, your butt ends up dragging in the water. And I can strap things down on benches. Through a bizarre twist of fate I ended up with 5 spear guns, and I have some extra freedive stuff, so if you ever come up this way you're welcome to borrow gear!

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Nice! Thanks for that. I'm going to check it out this wednesday
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:14 PM   #15
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Re: RI newbie looking for spearfishing buddy

Hey guys I'm in the same position as Joe...I am new to spearfishing and looking for people to freedive with. I live in Groton, CT

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