We get a lot of questions from new spearos about what to have in one's spearfishing bag. Some of us just take the bare essentials on a spearfishing expedition, while others overdo it. Fortunately, Daniel Mann has produced a pretty precise list on this subject, and we couldn't agree more, besides his choice of fins that is!
Bag - Mask - Snorkel
Float - Fish Stinger - Second Float
This is a basic float that I use when diving in the UK and abroad. There's nothing fancy it, it works and I got it at a competition, as part of my sign-on fee. It has a little flag attachment here and it's taken a bit of a beating, I like this float. The stinger is for sticking your fish on the back of your float. It clips on their threads through the gills of the fish and sits on the back your float. Next float here is a DiveR float. This thing is pretty big, I would use this if I was going after halibut, dogtooth tuna, anything like that that's big, or if I'm going at a particularly long swim or in an area with lots of boat traffic. This is great because it's very visible, especially once you put a little flag on the top of it.
Dive Computer - Bug Bag
Weight Vest - Float Line
Booties - Gloves - Mittens
Wetsuit - Fins - Spearguns
It's no secret on this channel that I love Polo Sub wetsuits. They are custom made, they fit me perfectly, they do the job, they do what I want them to, that's why I use them. These here are my 7mm pants that I use for most of the time in the UK. I've got a piss set on them, this is a game changer for anyone that's never tried one, get one of these on your suit. It is amazing, you don't smell like a Yeti when you get out of the water. Next thing in my dive bag are my beloved DiveR fins. What I use the most in the UK is this 80 cm Under Pressure gun. It's a little simple tube gun made of carbon fiber with a 50m reel on it and 1.4mm Dyneema. Really cool gun, really accurate, I run a Pathos shaft on it, it's a pretty accurate single rubber gun. I also have the same gun in a 110, if I want to go after big fish like a halibut.