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Old 05-28-2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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Alright, we have survived for many years at the beach without one, but did not really ever do real well finding them with buckets and hand digging. For a week - 2 weeks a year, is it worth it to buy one? And tote it back and forth? Or is there a better packable way to catch them? I have used a lot of frozen ones and would like to use some fresh. They seem to work much better. Thanks
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:30 AM   #2
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A rake is the best way to catch them quickly and easily. The one I have breaks down into two pieces which can make it store a little easier vs having a one piece handle. I picked it up at Broxons in Navarre.
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Well worth it, u will have a lot better success with live and most times
u can get all the fleas u need really quickly..
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Absolutely it's worth it. No way would I try to catch them any other way. What you might want to do instead of buying a "full sized" one with the wide basket and 5' handle, buy one with about a 8" basket and 3' handle. I've got both. I couldn't tell you where to buy the small one because I got mine used. Check the tackle shops.
The smaller size would make it a lot easier to transport.
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Old 05-28-2013, 12:03 PM   #5
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Def worth it. I have never seen a 5' one. You can buy a 3' one at just about any gulf tackle shop or walmart.
I use mine one or two weeks a year and have NEVER regretted buying it.
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Best way to get them! If im on the beach im taking it with me. And my wife had mine made for me from a friend of hers husband. Its 5' and has a big basket. Its really almost to big because you have to pull all that basket through the sand. But get a rake for sure its worth it.
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Old 05-28-2013, 02:27 PM   #7
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Many years ago, I used a metal collander. Ran up on them, bent over, scooped, and washed.

Then I saw my first rake, never even thought about not having one, since then.
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Anyone know how to DIY one of these things?
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:38 PM   #9
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I'm a big DIY guy. But making one of these would cost way more to buy the materials. If you were making 5 or 10 it might pay off, but for just one.... just buy it.
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With fleas being around $3.00 a dozen and with a rake you can sometimes catch 10-12 dozen fleas. I think I paid $35 for my aluminum expanded metal, quality rake. You can see that a rake can more than pay for itself in one decent outing. Not to mention the Pomps you caught cause you had fresh fleas.
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