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Old 07-28-2015, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by cronced View Post
To answer the original question of how long it will last... Not very. After all, it's just a fad.
i see what you did there....

i have seen them last 6 months or so hypothetically.....some are gone the next week...
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Old 07-28-2015, 03:03 PM
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I'm sure I'll be burned at the stake for asking...
Never heard of this FAD your talking about. Anybody care to share a little more info or the purpose? Maybe a picture or two?
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Old 07-28-2015, 03:14 PM
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fish attracting device
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Old 07-29-2015, 03:41 AM
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Originally Posted by slow mocean View Post
I'm sure I'll be burned at the stake for asking...
Never heard of this FAD your talking about. Anybody care to share a little more info or the purpose? Maybe a picture or two?
How'd you get your name?
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Old 07-29-2015, 08:41 AM
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Is it best to put these things in the middle of nowhere? Or near bottom structure? Seems kind of like near structure might defeat the purpose.
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Old 07-29-2015, 02:18 PM
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I would certainly try to find an area that would naturally attract fish... But I wouldn't put it on any public numbers.
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Old 07-30-2015, 05:50 AM
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Hypothetically concrete blocks tend to stay in place better.
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Old 07-30-2015, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by bluffman2 View Post
fish attracting device
Interesting. Never heard of such. Google turned up quite a bit of images referencing what yall have talked about. How long does it take to attract the fish once deployed?
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Originally Posted by Brokenline View Post
How'd you get your name?
Actually knew someone that had their boat named it, and always got a kick out of it. Loved the name.
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I have seen cobia the next day, triggers and such a few weeks
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Old 07-31-2015, 03:38 AM
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Originally Posted by slow mocean View Post
Actually knew someone that had their boat named it, and always got a kick out of it. Loved the name.
Lmao!!!! I think his post had some satire in it!
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Old 07-31-2015, 04:41 AM
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Originally Posted by MayhemFT View Post
Lmao!!!! I think his post had some satire in it!
Haha well I figured that's what he was talking about, but decided to share anyway. Just in case.
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Since everything is theoretical it would make sense if shrimping activity took place in your area, say like the Gulf of Mexico, might make sense to keep it closer to some structure/areas, shrimper would be avoiding as to prevent it getting hauled away by one, just thinking out loud.
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What kind of rope breaking strain is needed for the pvc cube idea? Or wasn't that in this thread?
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Old 08-02-2015, 04:16 PM
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Engine blocks chained together work pretty good, hypothetically.
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Old 08-02-2015, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by The Right Kind View Post
Engine blocks chained together work pretty good, hypothetically.
Old free scrap iron is much heavier than concrete.
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Originally Posted by REDWEISER View Post
Old free scrap iron is much heavier than concrete.
Also rusts away, concrete you could say keep replacing it if goes missing and build up some bottom structure
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Originally Posted by Cwellman View Post
Also rusts away, concrete you could say keep replacing it if goes missing and build up some bottom structure
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68oCMs3X1lU
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Old 08-02-2015, 08:33 PM
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would an engine block be easier to spot on sonar than concrete in buckets, I know steel is more reflective to radar, but sonar?
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Old 08-02-2015, 08:46 PM
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Just asking... How would one with currents and tide make a fad suspend up in the water column?

The anchor idea with a lot of chain sounds like the most permanent solution.

Turns out I have about 400' of orange fence left over from a recent project that I need to dispose of. In a dumpster. yep that's it.

Cant see how the current would not cause the fad to hit the bottom
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