Whenever you want to jump in the ocean, with the purpose of catching or shooting something to eat, I suggest that you take a lesson or two, from someone who knows how to. There are a few, but very important steps, that will instantly make you a better hunter/gatherer. All over the world, you should be able to find a decent dive-school or shop, where you can learn these first important steps. At dykkerbutikken.dk, situated near Aarhus (DK), we are a handful of teachers, ready to do just that. Here you can buy the full package – all the gear you need + at least 4 hours of proper instructions, at the location, on how to find and shoot/collect the fish/lobster/oysters/shellfish/seaweed/!! you want.
Kleinsub, is a Danish high quality brand, started by Jonas Klein. They handmake spearguns, fins and finblades. Besides that, they sell a variety of other quality uv-hunt related accessories.
I use the Kleinsub V2 carbon fins – they are light weight, medium hardness blade – set up, in a Pathos “Fireblade” footpocket, with the blade in a 24 degree angle. They have enough power to shoot up from the depth in a hurry, and they are vary comfortable to use for the long haul trips as well.
Kleinsub V3 carbon – soft
I recently purchased these. They are very comfortable to wear – a little bit less effective than the medium fins, but good for the long haul trips.
I do a lot of teaching, and for that I use my “diesel-fins” – Omer “Eagleray”. They are very durable, and it is ok for me to jump around, to adjust the clients masks/spearguns, stand on the stony bottom, and so on, without having to worry about them getting smashed.
I mainly use this fabulous carbon speargun – a prototype of the “Ragnarok diablo Fusion”. It is a rollergun, but with the opportunity to use it with different types of elastic band set up. I use it in a Fusion1 set up. That is 18mm bands (25,5cm) on the underside, and 20mm (18cm) on the upper side. Connected with 1,5mm Dyneema, instead of having one long rubber, reaching around on both sides. To make this possible, the Roisub head “PrismaTS” is used.
The gun is a 75’er, Sigalsub trigger, with a 8mm Sandvik spear.
I hunt in different settings – sometimes just along the beach or at a reef, but once in a while, I go on a pier, to see if I can get myself a cod or perhaps a mullet. I need a shorter speargun, that allows me to search the cracks and caves in the pier. For that, I use my old “Lanara 75” speargun. It ain’t broke, so I dont need to fix it – I have had it for many years … probably bought on a holiday trip to Greece. Equipped with 18mm elastic bands, it packs a quite ok punch, and threaded tip allows me to change the head, if I happen to hit the pier (through the fish, of course).
It is COLD in the wintertime in Denmark – so the solution is a thick (read: warm) neoprene, on both body, hands and feet.
COLD WEATHER WETSUIT – 7,5mm Salvimar Nebula:
It is made of the wonderful “Yamamoto 39” neoprene. Made, amongst other things, of limestone. Even though it is almost like a 100% smooth skin, it is highly scratch resistant, because of the special surface, made by “burning” the very outer layer of the wetsuit.
Occasionally, it is hot in Denmark too – so, in the summertime, I switch to a 5mm.
Nearly all pictures from my kitchen, features my old trusty cutting board. Nearly all the fish i catch, end up here. The board was a Christmas gift from my Dad, given to me many years ago. It was originally a left over piece of oakwood, from a kitchen table top – my Dad turned it into a cutting board – nice.
Besides my cutting board, the thing I use the most for preparing the fish, is my knife. A “Brusletto” – norwegian hi quality steel – 100 year jubilee edition.