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I'm trying to jerry-rig a disc retrieval tool. I'm thinking of either using an extending pole tree trimmer, or an extending pole pool skimmer. Anyone have any other ideas? What do you use? I'm in Florida and there's lots of water, and lots of trees. I figure the extending pole will work for discs out in the water, or up in a tree.

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If you want you can jerry rig it to a fishing pole even. This works great! I use to use it all the time but still carry it for those rare instances and for when friends throw in the water.
I went ball golf superstore and bought a ball retriever. It is four feet long when collapsed and twenty when completely extended. It had a plastic ball cup on the end which is easy to remove. Remove it and then epoxy in a large plant hook and file the tip to more of a point. I have a cart so I just attach it to my cart and I don't have to carry it. I've never used the Golden Retriever but have seen it used and it looks like it works good too.
My Weapon!! Extends to 20 feet. Easy to carry and attaches nicely to my cart. Great for Florida ponds and ditches. Too much stuff in our water hazzards for the Golden Retriever.Yup that's a discgolfersRus sticker:)

Hey, that looks like mine Chris! No, mine is gold colored and I took a file to the tip to make it pointed, I found this grabs the disc a little better then the flat tip. You should try that Chris. I like the stickers too, good effect, looks like my cart.
I've got a ball golf ball retreiver/sand trap rake combanation tool. It is about 2 1/2 feet long unextended and 15 feet long when extended. It is made of alluminun. I use it in the rake position. I've use it a couple of times, it work ok I wouldn't say its the best tool out there.
Extendable golf ball retrievers with a disc slot cut in them work exceptionally well. You can reach a disc near the edge of the water and also not have to climb all the way to the top of trees. Limited reach can be extended with extra pipes of varying sizes, I keep a few in the back of my truck. I 've just picked up a golden retriever also, but you're shooting blind with it the majority of the time. Unless you can see what you're aiming for then it is not very successful.
Excellent suggestions! Inexpensive, effective, and light to carry. That is, unless you have a cart, which I don't, yet. I have a ball golf pull cart that I'm going to monkey around with, also. Thanks again for the great ideas.
A "Golden Retriever" is a great tool as long as you can see the disc. In addition to the ball golf retriever, I use a ($2 on sale) plastic Harbor Freight Grabber.
The cheapest you can go is getting an industrial grade tape measure. you can extend them lon distances to get discs out of water or even trees.
You don't have to see the disc, we fish blind with them and pull in all kinds of discs.
I have this extending pole that was originally designed to measure telephone poles. its too heavy to carry around all the time but it extends out @ 46 feet. not to many stuck it trees or in water much further than that. colapses down to @ 5 foot. Its pretty cool! probably real expensive though, I don't know it was given to me!
Whatever works to retrieve your disc.

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