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    I'm going to the beach, looking for tips and tricks

    Well heading to Fla. in April planning to bring my detector(when I make my final decision on one) I've never really hunted a beach before, any tips would be a great help to me. Is there better places than others to hunt - waist deep water, shallow, or wet sand. Is low tide the best time to hunt or high tide. I've heard entryways are good. Do more people hang out near the life guard chairs? Any other suggestions you guys might have? whats a good scoop
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    MAYBE SOME OF THESE WILL HELP YOU - SOME MAY JUST INSPIRE
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    I will PM you some of my "secret" spots
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    I'm going to the beach, looking for tips and tricks

    This blog has a huge amount of first hand info going back over a decade. Are you looking for modern jewelry or old coins and artifacts? Blog discusses how to read the beach, coin holes, old vs new sand and much more. Also learn to watch the wind, direction, surf and tides.

    Treasure Blog: http://treasurebeachesreport.blogspot.com/

    Casper-2 ... what a very generous offer! Err... if you also want to PM me I am ready to receive. Haha

    Good luck. Enjoy.
    "There is something in a treasure that fastens upon a man's mind. He will pray and blaspheme and still persevere, and will curse the day he ever heard of it, and will let his last hour come upon him unawares, still believing that he missed it only by a foot..." Joseph Conrad

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    the trick is to not get eaten by a shark. or not to step on one of those spiny little things ? what do they call them again ? can you imagine the pain ? i dont have a good luck charm. so i guess that counts me out ? eh ?

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    Low tide exposes more swam in beach
    Get a sand scoop and get everything
    Take along a healthy female to hold your beer while you dig

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    Learn to grid a small area for a thorough search. Dig it all until you get the idea of what the tones and numbers are telling you. The best tool in the arsenal after the detector will be the sand scoop with a long handle. Have fun and good luck!


    “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”
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    Oh be sure to wear a thong so people leave you alone ( unless you are female)
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyGold View Post
    Learn to grid a small area for a thorough search. Dig it all until you get the idea of what the tones and numbers are telling you. The best tool in the arsenal after the detector will be the sand scoop with a long handle. Have fun and good luck!
    How long of a handle do you recommend? I was considering 4', possibly with a D-handle. Long enough?

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    FORGET the towel lines. They've already been hunted. Nah. Kidding. Sounds like you'll be there during or a little after Spring break. Might be Purdy good. Good luck.
    When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RW View Post
    How long of a handle do you recommend? I was considering 4', possibly with a D-handle. Long enough?
    Full sized handle Carbon fiber 48" minimum with no bending and better leverage. I have the carbon fiber on one scoop and a long wooden handle 51/52" on the sand only scoop.
    Hope this helps. Good luck!


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    Quote Originally Posted by red83hd View Post
    Well heading to Fla. in April planning to bring my detector(when I make my final decision on one) I've never really hunted a beach before, any tips would be a great help to me.
    Is there better places than others to hunt
    I've heard entryways are good. Do more people hang out near the life guard chairs?
    Any other suggestions you guys might have?
    whats a good scoop
    I can answer some of those questions all at once,......

    Actually you can,.....

    You yourself go on a typical sunny day with an average crowd.
    Bring a note book and a camera, try to get up where you have a view.
    Take photos, take notes, pay attention,......

    Be friendly talk to vendors, buy something from them, ask them where the
    crowd gathers, take notes, if there is a restaurant with glass windows, on
    high ground, view from above both up and down the beach,.....

    Eat there, ask the waitress, she looks at that view, she can tell you what days
    are busy, where people hang out, the better spots for swimming, etc.

    Some guy renting stuff there at the beach,...... go over and talk to him.
    You see a guy pushing around a snow cone cart, get a snow cone, talk to him.

    You won't waste a search day doing research,........
    Because you're gonna go out that evening, after the crowds move on, and hit
    the spots that are likely to bear fruit.


    Look with your own eyes,....
    Talk to locals,.......

    This is advise that will increase the odds of you finding items of value.



    SanMan

    When it comes to the sand,...... I'm your ma,......I know some stuff


    LOL


    These scoops are good, there are similar ones as well.

    https://stavrscoop.com/eng


    There are guys here that live in, and search the Florida beaches often.

    They can help you with choosing a scoop,......

    I'm in California, the conditions here are not the same as Florida.



    In the city parks I use this,....

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    At the beach this,.......

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    Some make their own, most buy off the internet,....

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    Well done SanMan!


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    Great tips guys - Sanman That's great insight I didn't think about some of those ideas. The thong idea is great but they'd have to start evacuating Fla now if I showed up in a Thong LOL. I decided to get a minelab equinox 800 for a beach detector.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyGold View Post
    Full sized handle Carbon fiber 48" minimum with no bending and better leverage. I have the carbon fiber on one scoop and a long wooden handle 51/52" on the sand only scoop.
    Hope this helps. Good luck!
    Where would you get the carbon fiber handle. I saw one on Kellyco but the price was really high.
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