It is now very few people will be surprised to hear about the winter spearfishing. Not long ago, just something 30 years ago, the concept of "hunting fish underwater in fierce cold" was completely unrealistic, akin to fiction or fantasy. Then pioneers was not for that, no personal experience or someone else's, there was no suitable equipment for such hunts. We have driven by a desire to see the underwater world in entirely different than the summer, conditions, and, most importantly, an unwillingness to sit at home, waiting for the summer.
Modern underwater hunters no less venturesome their older counterparts, they too alien vegetation in their city apartments in anticipation of the warm season. But psychologically and physically they are much easier. The first is always stuffed bumps than going after them. And so now is the equipment, which we could not have dreamed.
However, the main problem winter hunting they were, and have remained so. This icy water and strong Russian frosts, the fight that takes anyone who has decided to test himself in this extreme hobby. The first step in this direction – a decision.
I know some hunters that summer diving is enough, they do not think of winter climb in ice water. To not go, my son, actively swimming spring, summer and autumn, winter takes his brace, fishing box and shipped on ice to drag plotvichek yes perch-sailor. Well, as they say, free – will. There are still those hunters that one fall too cold, afraid to go into the water in the winter. Maybe once it's justified. But more like what, just noticed by folk wisdom: "burned on milk – blowing on the water." Indeed, with the advent of late autumn, when there did not seem to winter, but sharply colder, we did not dress inertia as warm as it should be. The body has not yet adapted to the new conditions, we are not prepared for the cold, either physically or psychologically. This happens quite often in everyday clothes, and to diving equipment. But, if you really the hunter decided to test himself in the winter, he had already made the first, and perhaps the most important step for year-round occupation of his favorite hobby. After that, it's time to think about the appropriate equipment and weapons.