Swordfishing - Daytime Fishing in Florida with RJ Boyle

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Instructor: RJ Boyle

In The Spread Daytime Swordfish instructional fishing video by RJ Boyle teaches beginners broadbill swordfish techniques, including catching fish from 1000 feet to the bottom. The video covers tackle, rods, reels, rig assembly, boat setup, and favorite baits. It also covers recognizing the bite and making the process easier.

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  • Origin: The interest in swordfish started from Zane Grey's Tales of Swordfish and Tuna.
  • Purpose: Flatten the offshore fishing learning curve.
  • Resource: Comprehensive "In The Spread" video by Florida big game fishing expert RJ Boyle.
  • Key Learnings: Techniques, tools, bait rigging, recognizing the bite, and more.

Deep Sea Fishing Challenge: The Pursuit of Broadbill Swordfish

Is there a more esoteric deep sea fishing challenge than the pursuit of the broadbill swordfish? It's hard to say. Ever since Zane Grey's Tales of Swordfish and Tuna, the sport fishing landscape was forever altered. These mysterious beasts from the deep have intrigued and confounded anglers the world over. We are here to flatten your offshore fishing learning curve. Learn how to catch swordfish with our comprehensive In The Spread video. See exactly how to improve your offshore fishing for catching swordfish using tactics and techniques perfected by Florida big game fishing expert RJ Boyle.

What You Will Learn

With this 2+ hour video, you will grasp:

  • Techniques: Valuable techniques for catching swordfish.
  • Tools & Tackle: In-depth insight into must-have tools and tackle.
  • Boat Setup: How to set up your boat for swordfish fishing.
  • Bait Rigging: Components and making of the swordfish rig.
  • Swordfish Diet: Understanding what swordfish eat.
  • Tips: Fishing tips on essential baits.
  • Recognizing the Bite: How to recognize the bite and secure the fish into your boat.

The Swordfish Rig

The swordfish rig is a giant factor in getting fish to the boat. We go into great detail about each component and how to assemble it. You will learn about the type and size of hook you need, the size and type of leader and wind-on leader, where to use braided line and where to use mono, the strobe lights that are attached to the leader, the different types of weights you can use, and much more.

Necessary Tackle

You will learn about all the necessary tackle you need to have on your boat and how to set it up for catching swordfish. We will discuss crimps, monofilament, cutters, chafe gear, files, and more. What type of safety equipment do you need? Get instruction on the various gaffs you will need and why, harpoons, harpoon rope, why you need foam balls and the strobes for those balls. Nothing is left out.

Rods and Reels

Many factors go into selecting broadbill swordfish rods and reels. Are you fishing in the Northeast, Florida of Texas? How much current are you dealing with? This impacts your rod choice. What are the ideal rod guides for that rod? If you are going to drop a bait 1800 feet to the bottom, do you want to crank all that line up with a huge fish attached or do you want an electric reel? If you go with the Lindgren Pitman electric reel, see how to operate it. Gain deep insight into the rods and reel.


What kind of baits will you need for the xiphias gladius? What type of skirts and colors work best? Are you going to use bonita strips, mullet, lady fish, tinker mackerel of any of the other viable options to get the fish to bite. How many will you need for a day on the water.


We also include broadbill swordfish fishing techniques. This is one of the more complicated aspects of this type of fishing and the majority of what you will learn in this instructional video. How do you drive the boat and drop your bait to hit a specific spot over a quarter of a mile away on the ocean bottom, based on the current you have in your area? RJ Boyle will show you everything you need to know.

The Bite

Let's not forget the most difficult part and that is the bite. How do you see it and how should you react when you do see it. You will see exactly what it looks like and how to drive the hook home to secure your fish. From here, we take you through several battles, so you get a clear picture of what you should be doing when hooked up.

This is the most in-depth swordfishing instructional video on the market and the one that set the standard for sport fishing instruction. Watch it and learn.


Q: Who is RJ Boyle?
A: RJ Boyle is a Florida big game fishing expert who has created the comprehensive "In The Spread" video to teach enthusiasts about swordfish fishing.

Q: How long is the instructional video?
A: The video spans over 2 hours.

Q: What are the main components of the swordfish rig?
A: The swordfish rig includes hooks, leaders, lines, strobe lights, and various weights.

Q: What kind of baits are recommended for swordfish fishing?
A: Baits such as bonita strips, mullet, lady fish, and tinker mackerel are some of the options.

Q: How can one recognize the bite of a swordfish?
A: The instructional video provides insights on recognizing the bite and the subsequent actions to ensure a successful catch.

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