Aug 24, 2013, 04:45 PM
The Travel Channel show coming out called "Dig Fellas"
I'm a newbie to treasure hunting and a newbie to the site so I like watching these new shows --I found this on another forum and thought I'd share it with the group so I copied it and pasted it here....These guys actually sound legit.
DIG FELLAS on Travel Channel (I cannot belive this!!!)
August 23, 2013 01:48PM Registered: 2 years ago
Guys, do y'all remember Bill Ladd? Him and his buddy have ther own show now!!!! I have been watching his Digging New England Youtube site for a few years. I was dozing off and heard Bill Ladd's unmistakeable voice!!!!!! I opened my eyes and it was him and his buddy *they hunt togther all the time". Now...I AM watching this episode and I will be able to tell scripted from real.....I think. Remember !!!! it is on the Travel Channel. Check this out:
Travel Channel announced today that its new series DIGFELLAS will premiere Wednesday, September 4 with back-to-back episodes at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Relic hunters Bill Ladd and Howard Hewitt embark on a quest to find and preserve America's past. In each episode, the duo investigates, isolates, and excavates a history-rich location, in search of precious relics and antiques. Using their expertise and deep historical knowledge, they separate treasures from trash. At the end of every dig, the duo meets with historical experts to authenticate their findings. Their journey is about "passion over profit" - the love of history and the adventure of uncovering it.
WOW!!!!! PASSION OVER PROFIT!!!!!!!! Go Bill Ladd!!!!!! Hey, I am giving them the benefit of the doubt!!!! I have spoken with Bill personally (in email) and bout two of his DVD;s. They seem for real to me. It'll be worth watching. My opinion.
Aug 28, 2013, 11:05 PM
My opinion (for what its worth)... any "show" that glorifies metal detecting is a death nail for our hobby.
I have already experienced it in person.
I was on the beach the other day and a guy comes up with his kid. He says, "Hey man, you ever find anything with that" (no.... I'm just wandering the beach with my detector for no reason). I say, "Not much tonight". He then says, "You ever see that show "Diggers" , my son and I think thats cool. We saw that show and thought we should buy detectors also!". I was in a pissy mood because I had just walked about 2 miles and not even found a penny (no joke), so I said, "that show is the exact reason our hobby is hurting". He says, "well, you changed my mind" and walked away.
This has been the worst year ever for finds on so. ca. beaches.
A few things have contributed, but I suspect one of the biggest contributors are these stupid shows. I say stick to you tube if they want to show finds, etc.
Price of gold went up. People bought detectors hoping to strike it rich.
Alcohol ban on all local beaches and in local parks = negative for us
TV shows glorifying treasure hunting and how to do it wrong (ie: digging up peoples lawns, parking lots with a backhoe) = Negative image for getting permission = negative for us.
Economy going south = Negative for gold and silver finds since the prices went up, people have sold all their bling.
Bling is not in style these days unless its Tungsten, or Titanium. Cheap people these days. Nobody has any money!
Mechanical Sand rakes = more common these days.
Mass amount of TH'ers since those stupid shows.
I miss the good old days when people asked me if I could get electrocuted using my detector in the surf, and when a lady yelled at my friend saying it was going to affect her husband's pacemaker!
Aug 29, 2013, 12:36 AM
I have to agree although entertaining anything it seems that is new to the public and is shown as a reality show tends to pique interest which seems to bring in the jerks which want to emulate Mr. Boombaby. This will eventually die down, well hopefully it will. Oh and by the way I have a pacemaker and I was told I have to make sure to keep the coil about a foot away while on, it can mess with it,have to carry a card to show security so I don't go through the machines or have a wand passed over it but you have to be like right on it. The woman seriously overreacted im sure. She probably heard about it from the doctor and assumed you could stop his heart with a wave of your magic wand.
Get your facts first, then distort them as you please-Mark Twain
To Dig or Not to Dig-That is the Question.
Aug 29, 2013, 01:04 AM
what hath god wrought
Federal Bureau of Governmental Redundancy Reduction Agency
Aug 29, 2013, 01:02 PM
Nice, nothing better than having another metal detecting show that comes out....
Lol those shows are so far fetched its not even funny...
Aug 29, 2013, 02:49 PM
Just another Guy In Back
Yeah, another reality show... the more of those on TV, the more stoic people we keep on the couch.
Maybe it's actually going to help our hobby by keeping fat lazy people on the couch. Once they bend over and dig, get their jeans dirty and a little dirt under their finger nails- all for a stupid rusty nail...
One machine for sale, cheap!
- "Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one." A. J. Liebling
Aug 29, 2013, 03:08 PM
That and help resale values :P
Aug 29, 2013, 05:54 PM
Another show with people finding planted finds
Aug 29, 2013, 06:31 PM
I would be interested to know how long those claiming far-fetched/planted finds have been hunting……
I started in 81 and consider myself a master of research/gaining permission as well as being a skilled operator. I have had great success and continue to do so…..
I don’t see these shows as far-fetched except for Boom Baby and think those that see it as such simply need to get more/better experience detecting or researching and gaining permission skills.
Good sites and good skills are essential and if you are missing one or both of those aspects you will always be skeptical of those that have one or both and succeed on a regular basis.
If it were easy everyone would do it and be successful-since its hard some are successful and others turn up sour grapes.
Good luck and Dig Deep!
Aug 29, 2013, 07:55 PM
If u really think the producers are not havin items planeted then I feel bad for u beleaving in reality tv. In the one episode of dig wars u can clearly see the annoying woman turn around and swing over an already open hole.
Originally Posted by M Scott @ FTP
Aug 29, 2013, 08:51 PM
I belong to the same club as Howie and i think you might be surprised with this show
Aug 29, 2013, 09:53 PM
Well from the vids I saw on YouTube the younger skinny one is annoying.
Originally Posted by plymouthian12
Aug 30, 2013, 05:52 AM
In todays society the shows like "Auction Wars" "Bid wars" mostly everything that does with buying and reselling those storage units are fixed. There is proof on YouTube that the producers put stuff in the box. If rare stuff wasn't found there would be no viewers.
The only shows I watch on tv that have to do with rare items is Pawn Stars and Ricks Restorations. I feel these are the more legit shows.
As far as any of those shows they are fake to me.
Aug 30, 2013, 05:57 PM
I don't mind Diggers although the word play like juice and roundness etc. can be irritating. Actually I prefer Mud Men over the North American stuff. But to each their own.
Aug 30, 2013, 06:13 PM
Uh, well, um. Oh, never mind.
"Now, if I could just find that stash of gold coins"
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