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Old 12-05-2012, 01:20 PM   #11
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I never knew that was a problem. What do people do on the swimming beaches??
Sting Rays aren't generally hanging around in the white sand. They burrow in the mucky/sandy bottoms and you only have an issue if you step right on them. You can shuffle your feet (what we've been doing), but even so you can stumble or something and step on one.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:30 AM   #12
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Sting Rays aren't generally hanging around in the white sand. They burrow in the mucky/sandy bottoms and you only have an issue if you step right on them. You can shuffle your feet (what we've been doing), but even so you can stumble or something and step on one.
I saltwater fish too here in New Jersey. We have rays too in the warm summer months, I guess they migrate north when it gets really warm south of here. They are Bull Nose rays. I have had landed several while trying to catch other prey. Now that the thrill of landing such a big thing has passed they are now kind of a nusance due to how long they take to land. Only other option is cut the line. Some are close to 4' across!

 
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:56 AM   #13
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Does he fish at night? Early morning? Dusk? If he doesn't have something like this he might like it. One of the best things I got for fishing at night. There are many models, brands, just giving you a visual. Much less than the gift you were thinking of though, maybe in addition to? Then again if he wades I am assuming he doesn't do that in the dark? Seems unsafe.

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_8umypf8f1n_e

 
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:51 PM   #14
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When I go to Florida to fish with my relatives they make fun of me for wearing those black zip up booties. I can't imagine the torture I would get if I wore those things. They tell me stories about fisherman getting stabbed by rays and they even said a guy got his leg broken by one. I got stuck in the hand once and that hurt like hell for a week. For some reason they would rather get stabbed than get caught wearing the booties.

 
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