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Thread: Metal detecting is a lot like fishing

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  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2018
    Treasure Coast Florida
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    Metal detecting is a lot like fishing

    -Hearing a tone is like feeling a hit on your rod.
    -Bottle caps are like snags.
    -Finding a coin is like reeling in a largemouth.
    -You could get away with a Zebco/Bounty Hunter but a Shakespeare/Minelab is much better

    Got any others?

  2. #2
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    ARRG

    Feb 2005
    Sarasota, FL
    Whites Surfmaster PI Pro and Whites Surfmaster PI, Minelab Excal NY blue sword. 2 White's Dual field pi, Garrett sea hunter pi II (but don't use it for obvious reasons) 5' x 3 1/2' coil underwater Pi
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    Shipwrecks
    True! Gold is like a really big fish!
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadhumanizer View Post
    -Hearing a tone is like feeling a hit on your rod.
    -Bottle caps are like snags.
    -Finding a coin is like reeling in a largemouth.
    -You could get away with a Zebco/Bounty Hunter but a Shakespeare/Minelab is much better

    Got any others?
    In fresh water - for years I out fished others using an old Zebco
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
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    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-2 View Post
    In fresh water - for years I out fished others using an old Zebco
    once again ...its learning just how to use it right and getting in the right spots and having some luck
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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

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    Diggin up TEXAS!

    Sep 2009
    Fort Worth,Texas
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    After a couple sixer’s I end up dropping my pole a few times

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    us
    Mar 2011
    San Diego
    Equinox 800, Treasure Probe IV, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's GM3 V-sat. White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
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    With both hobbies, you're looking for that one "trophy" find. At least for now, with metal detecting, there are no bag limits!
    "jus cuz it's wrote down, don't make it so"

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    Been there...Dug that

    Mar 2015
    Northern Illinois
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    Metal Detecting
    Seeing your first yellow in the hole/plug is kinda like landing your first 50" Musky. 😅
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    "There's GOLD in them thar hills! Well...at least a coupla nice Mercs."

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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
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    You go out and half the fun well almost half is what you might catch kinda like what you might find.
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    Still Available ​Approved TreasureNet Stickers
    .:: $3.00 for 11" X 3" Bumper Sticker ::.
    .:: $2.25 for 1" x 4" Detector Sticker ::.
    (Free Shipping)


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  9. #9
    us
    Feb 2014
    Ohio and Florida
    CTX3030 w 11" and 17" DD coils, Minelab Excalibur II w 10" coil, BH Discovery 3300 w 7" coil, Troy Shadow x2 w 7" coil Vibra-Tector 730 w 4" coil, Fisher Pulse Pointer, Whites (1970s)
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    Wife tried MDing once. Said "metal detecting made fishing look exciting..."
    You do drink a lot more beer fishing.
    Can't eat what you catch MDing, but can't spend what you catch fishing.
    You lose targets while MDing and while fishing.
    After a long day of MDing and after a long day of fishing you might have nothing to show for it but a smile on your face and peace of mind. And many of us MDers would love to have more nothing to show off at the end of the day.
    Metal Detecting Goal in Life is to Find Wife a 2ct Diamond Ring (so she'll be quiet about all my metal detecting).

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    us
    Apr 2017
    Bay Area, CA
    Tesoro Cibola, XP Deus w/ HF coils, & 11" LF. Land and Sea pinpointer
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    Oh, thanks for the reminder. I need to renew both my fishing and detecting licenses for 2019.
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  11. #11
    us
    Oct 2014
    Amboy Wa.
    AT Pro
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    442 times
    Metal Detecting
    detecting licenses
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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
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    Quote Originally Posted by LawrencetheMDer View Post
    Wife tried MDing once. Said "metal detecting made fishing look exciting..."
    You do drink a lot more beer fishing.
    Can't eat what you catch MDing, but can't spend what you catch fishing.
    You lose targets while MDing and while fishing.
    After a long day of MDing and after a long day of fishing you might have nothing to show for it but a smile on your face and peace of mind. And many of us MDers would love to have more nothing to show off at the end of the day.
    Great analogy and funny!!!!!!Here in Michigan they give out permits for metal detecting the Metro parks they are free but not the yearly park pass that's 35 dollars Happy new year!!!!!
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    Still Available ​Approved TreasureNet Stickers
    .:: $3.00 for 11" X 3" Bumper Sticker ::.
    .:: $2.25 for 1" x 4" Detector Sticker ::.
    (Free Shipping)


    SEE: TreasureNet Bumper Stickers

  13. #13
    us
    Oct 2014
    Amboy Wa.
    AT Pro
    223
    442 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    Great analogy and funny!!!!!!Here in Michigan they give out permits for metal detecting the Metro parks they are free but not the yearly park pass that's 35 dollars Happy new year!!!!!
    Do like I do and have someone drop you off then pick you up once they are done in town. Saves on the parking fee and you will probably get out to the park a little more. If it's the other half chances are she will spend more than you find but o well you get your time outside.
    Last edited by holepuncher; Jan 01, 2019 at 11:01 AM.
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    Jul 2014
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    One other similarity when either dirt fishing or water fishing is concentrate on structure. Large rocks, drop offs, cuts, ect. Some of my best finds have been right around very large boulders where people sit, climb or lean against, and also on slopes or hillsides where the view is good.

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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
    Ann Arbor
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    My better 7/8 tooks some of my gold its now a 1300 water heater for the basement and with 2 Daughters most of my jewelry goes COL cry out loud
    Still Available ​Approved TreasureNet Stickers
    .:: $3.00 for 11" X 3" Bumper Sticker ::.
    .:: $2.25 for 1" x 4" Detector Sticker ::.
    (Free Shipping)


    SEE: TreasureNet Bumper Stickers

 

 

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