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  1. #31
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    AC (air conditioning replacement) mesh is the best IMO.

    Single noodle... slit.
    Single 1/2 inch 3-ISH (or larger if you want) foot long PVC pipe.
    One 1/2 inch coupler.

    3/4 will work as well... just harder to get smaller circle.

    Zips.
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  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xraywolf View Post
    Don't be so sensitive, you got tips - There is no magic solution for finding virgin ground with old coins and jewelry, on land or in the water. It takes research, persistence and luck.

    Really, your best odds for that are private lots or street tearouts.
    That wasn't being sensitive. I asked a sensible question and got a somewhat snarky answer from you instead of some helpful advice. And as I pointed out, I am hardly a newbie and I do a ton of research for the landbased sites that I detect. Private lots and street tearouts are some of what I do now. I'm trying to expand my knowledge into water detecting, which is why I'm asking these questions. Simply telling me to not ask is not helpful.

  3. #33
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    Well what can I say, you ask "Any tips for finding sites that aren't slammed by everyone and their brother?", I tell you that no one has the magic secret for finding unexplored honeyholes, and if they did, they more than likely wouldn't post it for "everyone and their brother" to see.
    You call it snarky, I call it reality - Let it rest and happy hunting.

  4. #34
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
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    Actually...OBN is the King of unexplored honeyholes
    i dont think ive ever had a "virgin" spot ever in my 40+ yrs
    make it or break it following others - learn your machine - try and go slow and try and go deep
    try and hit areas the others may not have or might not have hit very well
    like rocks or rougher water or spots loaded with sinkers or areas loaded with trash
    i go out deeper than most at spots i hit at low tide
    out side the box - I have a friend that for yrs hit inside the buoys of his spot
    dont know if i had something to do with it cause i said that yrs ago there werent any ropes or
    buoys and most beaches were bigger than they were now - but he ventured outside the ropes and started
    making good finds and stretched his search area each day and was told the swimming area was
    pretty much all around the pond he was hitting and ended up killing it - now others hit there too
    but they never thought to hit outside the ropes either - think outside the box
    here are a few examples of nice finds found outside the ropes at a fresh water spot - ropes were out at about 5 1/2
    feet - one day i was there and place had been hit the night before - i could see scoop marks on the bottom
    so i went just on the other side of the buoy line and reached out as deep as i could - Bingo
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/casper-2/6283867129/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/casper-2/6283830799/


    Quote Originally Posted by Xraywolf View Post
    Well what can I say, you ask "Any tips for finding sites that aren't slammed by everyone and their brother?", I tell you that no one has the magic secret for finding unexplored honeyholes, and if they did, they more than likely wouldn't post it for "everyone and their brother" to see.
    You call it snarky, I call it reality - Let it rest and happy hunting.
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  5. #35
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    Oct 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xraywolf View Post
    Well what can I say, you ask "Any tips for finding sites that aren't slammed by everyone and their brother?", I tell you that no one has the magic secret for finding unexplored honeyholes, and if they did, they more than likely wouldn't post it for "everyone and their brother" to see.
    You call it snarky, I call it reality - Let it rest and happy hunting.
    Tips for finding sites are not asking for sites. Tips for finding sites are things like, "Look at old maps for roads that go to a lake and end there, for no apparent reason" (meaning, a probably swimming hole). That is helpful information (given to me by a local water hunter) and the sort of tip that I was looking for. I didn't ask for any "magic secret", as you call it. If you can't offer something helpful, just don't post.

  6. #36
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    Oct 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by CASPER-2 View Post
    Actually...OBN is the King of unexplored honeyholes
    i dont think ive ever had a "virgin" spot ever in my 40+ yrs
    make it or break it following others - learn your machine - try and go slow and try and go deep
    try and hit areas the others may not have or might not have hit very well
    like rocks or rougher water or spots loaded with sinkers or areas loaded with trash
    i go out deeper than most at spots i hit at low tide
    out side the box - I have a friend that for yrs hit inside the buoys of his spot
    dont know if i had something to do with it cause i said that yrs ago there werent any ropes or
    buoys and most beaches were bigger than they were now - but he ventured outside the ropes and started
    making good finds and stretched his search area each day and was told the swimming area was
    pretty much all around the pond he was hitting and ended up killing it - now others hit there too
    but they never thought to hit outside the ropes either - think outside the box
    here are a few examples of nice finds found outside the ropes at a fresh water spot - ropes were out at about 5 1/2
    feet - one day i was there and place had been hit the night before - i could see scoop marks on the bottom
    so i went just on the other side of the buoy line and reached out as deep as i could - Bingo
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/casper-2/6283867129/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/casper-2/6283830799/
    Thank you, Casper. That was helpful.

  7. #37
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    CASPER

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  8. #38
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
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  9. #39
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

  10. #40
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
    NEW ENGLAND
    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
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    16802 times
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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

  11. #41
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    CASPER

    Jan 2012
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    WHITE'S XLT, PI PRO, GARRETT 2500, 3- FISHER CZ21s, JW FISHER 8X
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    16802 times
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    Banner Finds (1)
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    Motto = "I try to hit where others cant or others wont "

  12. #42
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    I too agree with Cudamark.
    Please know that the waterproofness maybe unreliable on the Equinox 800/600 I have the 800 and had to send it in for water under the screen and the water level was only barely above my waist.
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    Digging in the dirt & scooping in the water!
    I have the EQ800, and it will never see the water....

    That's what I have that Excal for
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