Best Marlin fishing ever today! None stop action all day...Insane. Put my friend on his first ever and also a first for my boat. This area is hot. Get out there.
I just learned something,good info.Good job and great pic! Thanks for the report!
When you grab a marlin's bill, turn your hand over the other way, if something sudden should happen the natural tendency would be to pull the bill towards you holding it the way you are in the pic; turning your hand over makes the bill always point off to your side and thus easier to push it away or deflect the spear from your body. One of the first things you are taught as a leader man, things can happen pretty fast!
As long as your thumb is pointing towards the fishes mouth your palms are down and your hands will be in the correct position,