Most frog and fish spears are cheap trident spears made with prongs that bend rather than break when you hit something unexpected. People unfamiliar with the craft complain about that, but something that takes this much abuse shouldn’t be expensive. You can sometimes bend the cheap Made-in-China gigs straight again with no tools other than your fingers, or pound them back into shape with a couple of rocks.
Until recently, unless you were a high alpine traveler you probably didn’t use a hiking staff; and if you were, you carried an ice axe. In this country most people thought of the hiking staff as unnecessary.