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Pond Diving

Postby Weebl » Sun Jan 01, 2006 2:20 am

Up to date, there are 5 discs of mine in a pond by my house, all but one went in no more than 3 feet from the edge but because of the murkyness of the water, anything below 4 inches is invisible. I'm almost positive I'm the only one who has discs in there, and the bottom is a slippery mud/clay. Does anyone have any advice for fishing these discs out of the pond? I've tried rakes from the edge, but the discs I guess floated away out of reach. Is my only option for retreiving these discs diving in? (I'd rather not, gunky from ducks and koi bigger than my cat)
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Postby Blake_T » Sun Jan 01, 2006 1:10 pm

there's a device known as the golden retriever which drags across the bottom... however, i doubt it works particularly well.

waders are the best thing for seeking discs, or just committing to walking around something nasty. i would recommend wearing something to protect your feet at all times though, aqua socks, etc.
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Postby Fritz » Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:05 pm

The Golden Retriever/Disc Diver! http://www.discdiver.com/

I LOVE this thing. And it does work..it's well worth the 20$ to buy it. If you can see the disc it's a guaranteed reclaim...if you can't see it but know the general area, I'd say 85% of the time you'll get it, I've retrieved so many discs that people just told me it's kinda in that area 20 feet out etc... In fact last weekend I got a disc for someone that was their favorite limited edition black wasp out of some nasty murky water, told me it was about 40 feet out in <that area> and so I just kept fishing that area for about 10 minutes and bamn snagged it and brought it in.

I definitely recommend getting one...it's a must have IMO and it's a lot easier to carry then one of those stupid poles.

One thing thought, I'd go to Home Depot or somewhere like that and get some better rope. Nothing too thick, but get like 75-100feet on a reel or something that, the rope they give you kinda sucks.
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Postby robj » Sat Jan 28, 2006 7:07 pm

does anyone know how well discs hold up when they are in a lake or pond a long time? does the water preserve them or mess them up?
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Postby Fritz » Sat Jan 28, 2006 8:21 pm

robj wrote:does anyone know how well discs hold up when they are in a lake or pond a long time? does the water preserve them or mess them up?


I've noticed that they become a lot more soft/gummy after being left in there for awhile. I received a disc back that had been in the lake for almost 7 months, and it was so soft and gummy (not to mention rank from the smell of the lake) that it flew WAY different.
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Postby Weebl » Sun Jan 29, 2006 12:19 am

What plastic was it? I've heard DX/D plastic doesnt hold up to being soaked for a while, but I imagine champion/Z would hold up quite well.
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Postby Fritz » Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:50 am

Weebl wrote:What plastic was it? I've heard DX/D plastic doesnt hold up to being soaked for a while, but I imagine champion/Z would hold up quite well.


It was pro teebird and the other was a x-xpress
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Postby twmccoy » Sun Jan 29, 2006 8:08 pm

Josh, you should see a few of the discs I pulled out of that muck today. I found 2 X clones that were extremely warped, a few that were dog discs and others that looked like they had been in there a few years. I have found that champion/X plastic retains its feel and flight pattern even after a long stay in the drink.
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Re: lake discs

Postby Fritz » Sun Jan 29, 2006 8:53 pm

twmccoy wrote:Josh, you should see a few of the discs I pulled out of that muck today. I found 2 X clones that were extremely warped, a few that were dog discs and others that looked like they had been in there a few years. I have found that champion/X plastic retains its feel and flight pattern even after a long stay in the drink.


Yea I was there today when you were pulling the stuff from the Badlands Gunk! Man nasty! lol. you find anything worth keeping?

Scott Tried to get his Orc off the Ice and ended up almsot Knee deep in that Black mud over int eh small pond. That mud looked hard so he didn't even see it coming.
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Postby twmccoy » Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:35 pm

Yeah, I actually did unearth a few nice discs. I found 4 champ beasts, 2 flashes, 2 pro wraiths, 4 champ valks, 2 champ teebirds, a crush and a few others. Took me forever to clean them. You were right about the mud. Every step I took in that lake was knee deep mud. Wore me out trudging around finding discs. If the mud wasn't so deep I could have easily doubled my haul.
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Re: badlands

Postby Fritz » Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:37 pm

twmccoy wrote:Yeah, I actually did unearth a few nice discs. I found 4 champ beasts, 2 flashes, 2 pro wraiths, 4 champ valks, 2 champ teebirds, a crush and a few others. Took me forever to clean them. You were right about the mud. Every step I took in that lake was knee deep mud. Wore me out trudging around finding discs. If the mud wasn't so deep I could have easily doubled my haul.


Nice..Was one of those beasts Green with oranage diamond designs on it?
Think it was diamond like designs..but it's main color was green.
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Postby twmccoy » Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:59 pm

No, I found 3 yellow ones and 1 purple. All are in great condition.
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Re: beasts

Postby Fritz » Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:44 pm

twmccoy wrote:No, I found 3 yellow ones and 1 purple. All are in great condition.


What's the Year/weight on thoses Yellow ones? I lost a gummy one some time ago that was yellow with I think a purple stamp on it. It was when I was jsut startin to learn the sport. Think the weight was 167-169 range.


That green one I asked about was Scott's it was I think the first disc he lost.
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Postby Frank Delicious » Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:23 pm

I know this tread was dying but I figured I would add a few things since at my home course (Buckhorn in NC) It is hard to go a round without throwing something in some water. Obviously the easiest way to get a disc is to just wade in and poke around with your feet. What I really wanted to add was that if you fish some random discs out a pond and they get that weird funk/stain on them just clean them with some denatured alcohol. It is sold in the next to paint thinner and will take anything off a disc, the stain, the funky smell, and even sharpie. That stuff is the best and it is cheap.
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Postby sleepy » Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:28 pm

Thanks Frank!

I've got some used discs that I bought from Play It Again Sports and the previous owner went a little nuts w/ the Sharpie. I'll give the denatured alcohol a try. :)


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