My first Fisher! Cant believe its been 27 years....

Cool Hand Fluke

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Nov 28, 2006
In the Heart of Wine Country in Northern Californi
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Fisher CZ6, CZ5, Coinstrike, Fisher CZ20, Fisher 1235X, Tesoro Conquistador, Whites Surfmaster P.I. ,
, Garrett Pro Pointer
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
My first Fisher! Can't believe it's been 27 years....

My first Fisher was the Fisher 1220-X. I found my first silver coins and gold rings with this machine! Boy did my wrist hurt after swinging this machine for several hours! No ergonomics!


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Aug 6, 2005
In Michigan now.
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Excal 1000, Excal II, Sovereign GT, CZ-20, Tiger Shark, Tejon, GTI 1500, Surfmaster Pulse, CZ6a, DFX, AT PRO, Fisher 1235, Surf PI Pro, 1280-X, many more because I enjoy learning them. New Garrett Ca
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All Treasure Hunting
It was easier to swing your arm. But it was the best thing going at the time.


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Sep 22, 2013
Chattanooga Tennessee
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Impact , Tejon . Fisher F75, Vaquero, uMaxSilver, Cibola , Delta 4000, F2, Ace350 , original Bandido
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Relic Hunting
I the late 70's I sat in an 1802 era indian fort and watched a guy with a Fisher 441 just rack up in a trench / breast works. I decided to buy a Fisher. My first was a 553-D. It was awesome. I wore it out and bought a 555-D . It was a great machine too. Then I bought a 1260-X . Found memories


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May 12, 2009
The 1220x was my first good detector back in the early 80's....great little detector. I just found a new old stock 1220x on craigslist for 70 bucks shipped ! I'm anxious to get the 1220x out once again !



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Feb 18, 2013
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I’ve used about all modern ones but right now: CTX 3030, Nokta Anfibio, Equinox, Vaquero, White’s TRX
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Metal Detecting
I remember when all detectors looked like that and some of the newer ones where coming out with the arm cuff. I told my dad that they looked weird like a crutch. I can't see swinging one like that anymore for the life of me, few months ago I tried swinging a old Compass and it was hard on my wrist. The first detector I used was his old one and it was a Radio Shack model with handle like a vacuum cleaner which was behind the control box.

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