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    Excal Diving Shafy Advice?

    I have a nice straight shaft for my excal for beach hunting. However it is a little too large for diving. I am debating on a carbon fiber 18" shaft either anderson or plugger. With a minelab iso rod. Would you consider this a good compact combo for diving.

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    I've used the stock Minelab dive rod. It seems to work fine. The hardest part was winding the cable tight enough to get it all on the rod. I don't see any need for a specialty rod, like carbon fiber, as weight isn't much of an issue underwater. They are kind of nice looking and won't corrode however. I have both Plugger and Anderson carbon fiber long shaft setups for beach hunting. I like both, but, slightly prefer the Plugger. You might also check with Sgoss66 on here. He makes some nice carbon fiber shafts for some Minelab models.
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    CAnt go wrong with an Andersons....... they really make some good light weight CF shafts.
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    IM a Plugger man myself
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