Fisher Gold Bug Metal Detector with 5" DD Search Coil
- Product Review (submitted on March 29, 2016):
- I have been using a Fisher CZ-6 for 15 years to relic hunt with great success, but thought it was time to upgrade to some new equipment. A friend allowed me to try his Fisher Gold Bug Pro Special Edition recently. We went to two locations that had been "hammered" over the years and were heavy with iron. I thought they would be good test areas for the Gold Bug Pro. The Gold Bug Pro learning curve was very simple and the controls were easy to use. During the hunt I found several colonial flat buttons and some period Civil War 3 ring minnie balls at 8+ inches. I dug a saucer size wad of folded up brass at 14 inches! The Gold Bug Pro cut through the iron and made it easy to pick out the brass and lead. If there were any coins to be found there I'm sure the Gold Bug would have got them too. I have owned and hunted with White's, Fisher, Tesoro, Nautilus, Minelab, and Garrett detectors over the years and this new Gold Bug Pro SE with the 11 inch coil is the easiest and lightest to use. The depth is great and I anticipate increasing my collection with it. I can recommend this detector!