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    Mornin' John, Are you the guy that pier#r mentions occasionally that works for BPS, and knows about fly fishing in your area during the Winter months? If so, or if anyone else can help, please do. The last 4 years during Jan. & Feb we have come to the Gulf area for vacation from the MN. Winters and to fish. I have always brought my 8# down, but each year I use it less, last year in Mexico Beach I didn't use it at all. That area was not conducive to fly fishing. I'm thinking the maybe the Little Lagoon, Weeks Bay area or maybe some of the local rivers would be kind enough to kick a few fish on a fly rod. Is it worth the effort to haul it down?

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    I built mine three years ago real cheap. The only challenge I discovered was a good valve. The best I came up with was cut from the sole of a flip-flop, with washers on both sides. I kept the rest of the flip-flop to replace the original because I thought it would wear out quick, but I'm still using the original and still carrying the spare.
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    So does water act as a lubricant for the plug, or should you put some sort of light grease on the plug or inside of the tube?
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    Water lubricates the plug just fine. I would suggest using grease on the wingnut and bolt to keep saltwater from seizing it in case you need to tighten it. I used a 2x3/4 tee in the barrel and a short length of 3/4 pvc pipe in it and the 3/4 tee on top to use as handles.
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    I made mine for about $20-25. You have to do some tightening or loosening of the wing nut on the plug to determine good suction of the sand. Depends on how much water is under the sand too(from my experience). I just ain't got the patience with that thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SNAKE View Post
    I made mine for about $20-25. You have to do some tightening or loosening of the wing nut on the plug to determine good suction of the sand. Depends on how much water is under the sand too(from my experience). I just ain't got the patience with that thing.
    It is a pain in the $%# but when you are bathing your live shrimp or fiddlers with no bites and others are filling their coolers using ghost shrimp it's nice to be able to go get them. I still think a kid could make some serious cash selling them during the sheepshead bite.
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    Can ghost shrimp be found in the canal, or do you need to be on the gulf side?
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    I have a cordless 18 volt dewalt shopvac wonder how that would work ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert(Tato)Piteo View Post
    I have a cordless 18 volt dewalt shopvac wonder how that would work ?
    Crank er up and let it rip!
    We'll come visit you in the hospital, promise ;-) lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by rabidawise View Post
    Can ghost shrimp be found in the canal, or do you need to be on the gulf side?
    They're mostly found in the Gulf in shallow places.
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