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    Quote Originally Posted by ironman172 View Post
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    only the ones that hit that edge

    already made the frame and it's V shaped....darn should have waited..... I knew it....
    24inches wide...is that too wide? and plan on one brace centered where the handle attaches if I have time now....crap

    so are the fleas shallow?

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    Usually the fleas are just a few inches deep.
    IMHO wider is a good idea.
    The V-bottom may make it a little harder to get the fleas out and some bits of shell may get wedged in there, but it ought to be OK.

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    just got done watching a few video's....I should have you tube it first....oh well.... I am not cutting it apart....it should work OK ....and mine is stainless not aluminum so it is heavier so far....I hope not to heavy by the time it is done....maybe something I will have to leave behind ....and borrow my next trip
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    I catch them with my feet called the sand flea shuffle but a rake is a lot nicer to use look for a V looking thing in the sand that's them
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    Are the GULP sand flees any account. Seems you could make/buy a rake for little more than the cost of a few bags but would be one less thing to have to bring. Hey, could a kid sell sand flees at the foot of the pier? The grandson is only 6 months old but needs to find work to help pay for all the fishing stuff I'll have to buy him in a few years!!!

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    for some reason I am getting stressed out over this....it is all framed and mesh cut....the large piece just needs tack welded that is a pain in the rear(most likely the stress part) handle fitted to the sleeve and needs welded on (handle will be removable) tomorrow might be a better day for it....
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    what a difference a day makes, and switching to stick from tig....and a quick dab will do-it ....just a little trimming and maybe a top brace
    done....TEE added to handle too

    find a colony of them and this should yield a whole lot in one scoop
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    Good looking rake man

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    Awesome!!!

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    pvc Tee handle added today....I am done, except for the jerky and packing....well do need to finish that last.... give away gaff too
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    Nice rake! You'll love the tee on the handle. I'm working out how to add one to my Fish-n-Mate rake now because it makes it so much easier when the fleas get more spread out in the winter months and you have to do a lot of raking for a day's fishing. I like the leading edge on the basket as well, should make it glide a little easier through the sand.

 

 
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