Essential Spearfishing Gear for Beginners

You’ve finally decided to be one of those who hunts for their own dinner. Welcome to the club of spearfishers!

Amidst the many equipment that comes with various types and makes, it’s no surprise to feel overwhelmed at first. Spearfishing equipment with different makes, types and versions can easily confuse a newbie diver. In addition, each experienced diver may swear on a certain brand while others may don’t like that particular brand. It is tricky indeed to sort out through everything and become certain of the right choice.

Therefore, we are going to talk about 3 of the most basic spearfishing equipment to help a novice save money and boost their spearfishing game.

Mask

Palantic Black Free Dive Spearfishing Low Volume Mask & Flexible Snorkel Combo

Having the right fit with the ability to see underwater clearly should be the priority for masks. Don’t go based on brands or makes. Choose one that fits you perfectly – those that does not fog up continuously because not only will it frustrate you but may put you in danger too.


Snorkel



SCUBA CHOICE SPEARFISHING FREE DIVE ROLL-UP NAUTILUS BOWN SNORKEL

for $15.98

A J shaped snorkel will do. Although very simple compared to those with splurge valves, what’s more important is the comfort of the mouthpiece. Instead of having one that causes gums some pain due to hardness, go for a medium bore snorkel that properly fits.

Pole Spear



7' One Piece Spearfishing Fiber Glass Pole Spear w/ 1 Prong Single Barb Tip

for $43.98

Although they all look the same to the untrained eye, pole spears vary in materials of the construction. Some are made of carbon fiber, others with aluminum and there are those with fiberglass. When choosing one, consider what you prefer more - to have higher speed or to penetrate more?

So of course, if your spear is lighter, you'll be able to pin fish faster but penetration to it will be lesser compared to a spear that's sturdier. Bottom line, it depends on how you'll use the pole spear and your preference in catching fish.

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