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Found 12 results

  1. All ready for the current season of collecting... Unfortunately all the organized events have been cancelled
  2. Gloves / knee pads for water

    Hey everyone, I've seen this question asked before, but I am looking for something specifically for shark tooth hunting in shallow creeks. As for the knee pads, they will be getting soaking wet. So my concern is that the velcro might not hold. Does anyone have experience with kneeling in a creek with knee pads? Also, I was thinking about some 1.5mm or so neoprene diving gloves, but I absolutely need something that leaves my finger dexterity intact. I'm not getting the gloves for cold water, per se (I live in Florida). It's mainly so I don't cut myself on shards of glass or other sharp objects while I am sifting. I'd like to be able to pick out a small shark tooth from the sifter without having to remove my gloves every time. Thanks in advance!! Sam
  3. Theft at Corys Lane

    To all of you reading this please make sure to lock your trucks and watch your gear like a hawk while visiting this place. I am a novice fossil hunter, but I am also an avid surf fisherman and I figured I would give this place a try and hope to find some fossils. When I got there the water looked beautiful and I just so happened to have my fishing gear in my truck so I took it down to the beach with me. After taking a couple of casts I put my rod and reel setup along with my tackle bag along the bluff and decided it was time to look for fossils. I couldn't have been more than 50 yards away from my gear while I was at my farthest point and 10 minutes after putting it down I made my way back to fish again and everything was missing. In the 10 or so minutes I was looking for fossils, somebody swooped down and made off with almost $1,500 of my fishing gear, so everybody PLEASE be extra careful. Always keep your cars locked and do not take your eyes off of any of your valuables for even a second. I am a broke college student who saved up for almost a year to buy my fishing gear and not even a month after finally being able to afford it somebody stole it all. So please do not be stupid like I was and ALWAYS keep your valuables close to you.
  4. Hi, Forum newbie here! This is my 4th summer collecting fossils, mostly in and around Colorado. I purchased a fly fishing vest almost immediately, but it is starting to wear out. Rocks will do that, I guess! I can probably make it last thru this summer, but I want a new one before next summer when I have a big trip to England planned. Can anyone suggest favorite brands and/or styles? It doesn't have to be a fly fishing vest. In a perfect world, most of the pockets would be big with zippers, with additional internal ones for phones, keys, etc. Thanks!
  5. Finally made a nice set of Sifters!

    So I am planning to take a trip to GMR this coming Saturday with my brother and we didn't have any sifters to take. We went to Lowe's and bought some 1 inch PVC pipe, 1 inch corners, and 1/4 inch wire cloth to make them. I thought we had bought enough 1 inch piping to make a set of two, but it turns out I'm not the best guestimator... I had some 2 x 2 wooden boards and used those to make the second sifter. They are 24" x 16" in size and seem like they are pretty sturdy and lightweight enough to carry for a while if need be. I also saw some other builds that added pool floats to the sides to they could be dragged through the water without carrying so we added those as well. All in all I'm pretty happy and cant wait to give them a test run at GMR this weekend!
  6. Knee pads and gloves

    I’m looking at buying some gear recommended by you guys who fossil hunt alot. Any recomendtations on nice gloves, preferably fingerless and very breathable. I’m also looking at buying some knee pads. thanks TFF.
  7. Questions for the ladies

    I want to invest in a pair of insulated wading bibs for next winter & I just wanted to see if anyone has a strong opinion on brands or types. Also, opinions on best hats, hiking boots, socks, and or general safety gear or even just other tips for hunting safely and comfortably would also be appreciated. Also just looking to "meet" more of my fellow women fossil hunters. Thank you.
  8. Hammers?

    How important is it to have a geo hammer when fossil hunting? What exactly do you do with it, other than trying to crack open a concretion?
  9. Gear for Poricy Park

    Thinking about heading down to Poricy Park on Sunday. Get the kids out for Fathers Day. Was wondering what gear to bring and what to expect? Searched and saw some pictures of finds people have posted but no one says how they found or where they found the items. Any info would be great. Mike
  10. What is the best gear to use?

    Hello fellow TFF Members! I have a massive scale trip planned ahead for a fossil hunting excursion in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and I'd like to start it off professionally compared to my other trips, where cheap and very few tools were used. I was wondering if an expert out there to explain a step by step process on what tools to use for different jobs.
  11. Found this crazy all in one demo hammer at home improvement store yesterday and bought it right away. It looks like it will do many things and has the heft of a small sledge.
  12. Fingerless Gloves

    I need a new pair of fingerless sports gloves. Last pair were made for water sports and they didn't last long. before that I had a pair of very old skateboarding gloves with thick palm pads. Suggestions, personal reviews, brand names...all welcome.