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Anybody ever use the golden retriever for getting discs out of water hazards? It seems like a good product but I've never used one or heard any reviews on it. It seems like it could easily get stuck on underwater sticks and weeds. If any of you have any experience with this device, let me know what you think of it.

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Well worth the $25 you'll spend on it. Attach a longer rope to give you more distance. Not only do they work but they're fun to use too. I've seen guys attach them to a fishing pole and throw them in the middle of the lake and drag in many a disc. Get one and you'll become a local hero from helping others retrieve their discs too!
Has anyone tried to make one of these? It seems like it would not be very hard. Looks like it could be done with some wire hangers and maybe some nuts or something to weigh it down. I don't live near courses with many water hazards but I may try to make one of these anyway, just to be safe.
The Golden Retriever really works !!!

http://www.clearwaterdiscgolfstore.com/golden-retriever-p-2550.html...
IT WORKS.
Combining Two of the Most Popular sports on the planet, DISC GOLF and FISHING to create a most popular new sport here called DISC FISHING!
If you are not putting well that day, sally up to the bank and toss in your retriever....you might get lucky!
One guy put his on the end of his fishing pole and can cast it across the lake to the other bank a good 150 feet(I have video!).
Mine work great along as I can see the disk. You need to hit the disc dead center. Don't waste your time trying to make one, just buy one. Well worth the price!
I bought one at the above store (clearwater) and have saved 2 dozen otherwise lost discs and dozens more wet discs with it, including 6+ yesterday that I would have had to jump in the cold lake to get without it. Problems: can be hard to get a disc that is laying flat, as it won't slip under the disc.
It is a great tool. I would highly recommend it. Mine has paid for itself more then 20 times over. It does have problems such as in murky water it is almost impossible to see and hence grab. Another problem is that it gets hung up on wood and large rocks. Also some discs like Aviars and polecats do not like to be picked up by it. All in all this is a great tool to have for anyone playing near water.
I have twice cast it into murky water just in hopes of finding a disc, and found a teebird and an aviar that way by chance and perseverance.

4U2NV said:
It is a great tool. I would highly recommend it. Mine has paid for itself more then 20 times over. It does have problems such as in murky water it is almost impossible to see and hence grab. Another problem is that it gets hung up on wood and large rocks. Also some discs like Aviars and polecats do not like to be picked up by it. All in all this is a great tool to have for anyone playing near water.
Thanks for all the info, guys. We have a new course going in down here that has some water hazards and my buddy has already lost an irreplacable disc to it. Glad to hear that it works as well as it seems. I went ahead and bought one from discgolfcenter for $23.50. Hopefully I'll get my money back and then some in retrieved discs!
It works quite well. It's paid for itself many times over. Well worth the $25 bucks
It is an amazing tool. Whoever designed it deserves an award. Seriously, the design is freaking brilliant. It is right up there with the wheel, the lever, beveled edge discs and beer coolers...
mark ellis said:
It is an amazing tool. Whoever designed it deserves an award. Seriously, the design is freaking brilliant. It is right up there with the wheel, the lever, beveled edge discs and beer coolers...

...and moon boots. You forgot moon boots...

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