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    Feb 2014
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    Fan the sand

    While detecting waist to neck deep, in addition to a scoop does anyone fan away the sand over a target possibly finding it without having to scoop?
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    us
    Dec 2015
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    I try this from time to time. But if I got a strong signal, Ill try a skim , shallow scoop a couple of times.

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    In the calm water of south florida in nice weather I only fan, always have my mask on that how you find the dalla bills and lots of other good stuff
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    Jan 2012
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    Im the king of the foot fan (dive boot fanning)
    I hit mostly old areas in the water - most of my finds are past the 1 foot depth zone.
    so I always rapidly fan usually at least 6 inches down before I scoop - especially on faint signals
    Word to the wise - if you get a faint signal and it comes up as iron - give the signal a fan
    I get stuff down close to 2ft and depending what its made of - if its that deep ...it will sometimes read as
    a bad target (iron) cause target is so deep - the return signal is too weak to give a good reading (think about it)- I will fan and recheck
    and 9 times out of 10 the signal will go from bad to a mid tone or sometimes to a high tone (which on the CZ21 is good - lows are bad
    ...which on other machines are the opposite) - if my batteries are low or almost dead - this will increase.
    I had a day (when I was first learning my CZ21) where i had been hunting all day at an old saltwater spot and a lot of my readings
    were coming up - low ...what I thought were faint nail readings. Since I was not getting much else - I decided to fan one and rechecked...
    signal got stronger and it came in as a midtone - started scooping and pulled a V nickel like a foot and a half down.
    Went back and did same on a few of the others that read not so good and started
    pulling up deep silver dimes and eventually some old gold. I did a battery check and they were almost dead .. I mean dead.
    Put new batteries in and hit same spot next day - it was like hitting a brand new spot - all the newer stuff and trash was taken
    out by others - leaving me all the deep goodies. I was still getting really deep and faint signals but
    the signals were reading better in the ID mode - no low tones at all.
    Long story short - I do a lot of fanning - I wear good thick soled dive boots to get the job done - I wear a mask 99% of the time
    and yes after fanning and the "smoke" clears - many times the heavy target is just sitting there to be plucked
    I can usually retrieve targets faster than my friends and competition - that take 4-5 scoops for them to get a deep target
    if i pinpoint right and fan down - I rarely have to scoop down more than twice for a find.
    I do not fan for stuff that is less than 6 inches - unless its for a small item that keeps falling thru my scoop
    in which case I usually will drop down and hand fan lightly - usually those items are stud earrings
    or small split shot sinkers
    Last edited by CASPER-2; Feb 01, 2020 at 01:40 AM.
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
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    Quote Originally Posted by islamoradamark View Post
    In the calm water of south florida in nice weather I only fan, always have my mask on that how you find the dalla bills and lots of other good stuff
    lot of guys i know dont like to wear a mask - ive got over $300 in paper over the years because I do - and Ive got around 20 old bottles - most found while
    fanning and I saw them pop out from deep sand - some are worth more than a few bucks
    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

 

 

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