Headphones will greatly increase your ability to find deeper coins and jewelry. I use DetectorPro's Jolly Roger, Grey Ghost, and Grey Ghost Utimates, they are top quality, excellent headphones.
Additional Search Coils
Next to a good set of headphones, additional search coils will greatly increase your ability to make good finds. Most detectors come with one search coil, typically a general purpose one, 8 or 10 inches. This coil is great for most of your hunting, but certain hunting situations warrant the need for either smaller or larger search coils. In areas of extreme trash, where target separation is needed, a small search coil will allow you to tell one signal from another. Some areas have only very deep targets, in those situations you will need a larger search coil in order to get the extra depth. Buying an extra lower rod section for each coil makes it easier to swap out coils in the field. If you are able to hipmount your detector, setting up separate shafts for each coil is a great, although pricey alternative that will save you time in the field..
I upgraded my water scoop to a Sunspot Scoop. This tough but lightweight scoop is excellent for quickly retrieving items from the water. They can be reached from their Website at Sunspot Products.
For dry sand hunting I use a long handled galvanized steel sand scoop with a wire mesh Basket that I purchased from Reilly's
Treasured Gold. I cannot stress enough how much easier digging on the beach can be with a long handled mesh backet scoop for beach hunting, if you get one make sure the basket is reinforced so you can use your foot for leverage.
Coin Diggers and Probes
For hunting in turf, my digger of choice is a Lesche (now Predator) Digger, a great tool for cutting plugs. I addition I use a
thin screwdriver with a blunted tip. These tools allow me to dig with the least amount of disturbance to
I use a "Vibraprobe" brand electronic probe. This hand held waterproof detector has cut my
digging time in half or less. Click here to visit the Vibraprobe website. I highly recommend an electronic probe to cut down on your retrieval time. I also own a White's Bullseye 2 and a Minelab Propoint, both seem durable and light weight, I will use them as a backup to the Vibraprobe.