thedayawaits wrote: Just got an Excal II and tried it out for the first time this weekend. A couple observations based upon my other machines:
(1) There's not much sense in trying to memorize different tones with this machine, other than "low = good" and "regular/consistent = good". Totally different beast than say Etrac or Safari tones.
(2) SO MUCH DRAG when trying to use this in knee-waist deep water! Almost impossible to make quick hunting with this unit!
I've heard that searching in all-metal is the way to go with this machine because you can detect much deeper and wider areas by listening for changes in the threshold. Anyone else know anything about this?