Fiberglass metal detecting probe.

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Looking for \Fiberglass metal detecting probe. I've been metal detecting for a long time and a friend of mine way back when sold me a bunch of nylon or fiberglass metal detecting probes. I don't know where he was getting them and i have lost contact with him. I'm including a photo. I'm down to my last one I can't seem to find any does anyone know where I could find/buy some more?
 

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I have never seen a fiberglass probe or even heard of them in the past 10 years. I use a brass probe. Of course i routinely lose the darned things.
 
Georgeinsc Thank you for your reply. I also have a brass probe but I cant use it when I'm trying to locate the target without disrupting the detector. Uusing the fiberglass metal detecting probe allows me to locate my target with out digging a hole to find it. Leaving no evidence that I was even there. Bob taught be a clever way to do this in places that are well manicured to assure the owner of no evidence that I was even there. I actually like this method better than making plugs.
 
I know this is just shy of a year old, but just adding for future use in event someone else is looking as well.

I've made them using a golf ball, and a section of fiberglass rod from a driveway reflector (which is 1/4-3/8" IIRC).

Cut the reflector rod to desired length, round one end, epoxy the other end into the carefully-sized hole you've drilled 2/3 the way into the golf ball.

You can dip the golf ball into whatever color paint you like.

You can buy the reflectors at the local lumber store:

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I don’t know why I never thought of a fiberglass probe before. I can’t find anything that is a pre-fab probe, but I did find this:


1/4” outer diameter solid fiberglass rod for $2.91. 2’ of material will easily make you a few rods. You’d need to cut it down and then sand one end to a slight point (just make sure to wear a respirator). I really like the golfball idea Gauntlet mentioned. An old screwdriver handle would probably work too.

I just ordered 3x rods. 1/4”, 3/16”, and 5/32” just to test and see which holds up best in the rocky New England soil. All in, it came to $9 + $10 in shipping. Not terrible.
 
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Georgeinsc Thank you for your reply. I also have a brass probe but I cant use it when I'm trying to locate the target without disrupting the detector. Uusing the fiberglass metal detecting probe allows me to locate my target with out digging a hole to find it. Leaving no evidence that I was even there. Bob taught be a clever way to do this in places that are well manicured to assure the owner of no evidence that I was even there. I actually like this method better than making plugs.
How do you recover targets below 3 inches? Or even above that without cutting the soil? Even with hemostats I can only get targets down to about 4 inches and I still have to cut a slit with my hand digger...

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When hunting in dirt, I just don’t want to spend that much time on every target. Finding my target quickly, and moving on, maximizes the limited time I have to detect. I use an F-Pulse to quickly pinpoint the target and I use a small sharp trowel, like the Wilcox 100S(not GS), to make a very small 3/4 round plug. At 10” long(overall), 2 1/2” wide(at its widest point), sharp edges and a fine point, it is very compact. For size reference, the trowel is only a couple of inches longer than my hand.

I carry my F-Pulse and my Wilcox in my left hand while I’m swinging with my right arm and my target recovery happens quickly, with very little disturbance of the ground surface.

https://www.amazon.com/Wilcox-All-Pro-100S-Stainless/dp/B009G6JBUY
 
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