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Postby Thatdirtykid » Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:50 pm

you toss it out past your disc, and drag it back. if you line up well (why its easier if you can see the disc) and theres nothing between the retriever and your disc it works quite well.
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Postby overthetopcompany » Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:54 pm

Just wanted to say I scored 14 discs at my local course today with my bad A$$ retriever today. That's all.
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Re: Retrieves Again

Postby twmccoy » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:58 pm

overthetopcompany wrote:Just wanted to say I scored 14 discs at my local course today with my bad A$$ retriever today. That's all.


How many of them could you see from the bank? Were you just tossing out blind and hoping to snag them?
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Postby overthetopcompany » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:06 pm

How many of them could you see from the bank? Were you just tossing out blind and hoping to snag them?


Saw 9 from the bank. But fished the same area and snagged 5 more blind.
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Postby dave9668 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:47 pm

Is it heavy enough to sink to the bottom of a deep pond say 10', but not too heavy get stuck in the mud?
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Postby overthetopcompany » Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:17 pm

Is it heavy enough to sink to the bottom of a deep pond say 10', but not too heavy get stuck in the mud?


Yes most definately heavy enough to sink. The retriever is constructed from high grade steel. And the retriever comes with one 15' ft and one 30' ft rope. So you could have that thing out there quite far even though it is 10' ft down. Plus, you could tie the two ropes together for 45' ft total. Any farther than that and I suggest sending a dive team. lol. And I guarauntee it will not get stuck in the mud.

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Postby roadkill » Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:25 am

Was the disc lost something very rare or otherwise irreplaceable?

I doubt I'd ever consider spending significant time and effort trying to retrieve a disc that's in murky water over 8 feet deep. Like someone said earlier it's not worth it to risk injury or illness over a $10 piece of plastic.

Many bodies of water like ponds and small lakes have a high level of harmful bacteria due to stagnant water. Dunking your head under water is required when you're talking water 8-10 feet deep. So the bacteria infested water is going in your nose and ears, not a good thing.

Congrats on getting the disc back but you'd never catch me doing something like that unless the water was exceptionally clean.
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Postby Jwt4412 » Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:51 am

I am a big fan of the Retriever, but I have never snagged a disc "blind".

I have retrieved well over 100 discs - many the same one multiple times...

Overpromising and underdelivering... is not a good recipe for success.
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Postby twmccoy » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:49 am

overthetopcompany wrote:
How many of them could you see from the bank? Were you just tossing out blind and hoping to snag them?


Saw 9 from the bank. But fished the same area and snagged 5 more blind.


Wow, those discs you found look like they've been there a while.
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Postby Glock23 » Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:53 am

I bet they smell great too. Nothing like a disc that has sat in decomposing bird crap for a year.
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