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    Anyone Know Where To Get A Set Of Clamming Tongs In Central New Jersey?

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    Clamming Rake??? If so Barnsale Margaritaville makes awesome ones

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    Actually, not a rake.....tongs...the post digger style tongs..If anyone can give me a lead,I'd appreciate it.

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    Did someone say clam thongs?

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    I would think using a post type digger thong would be the hard way of clamming, sounds like to much work other then raking. Just my opinion.

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    Have you tried Margaritaville????
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    theres tow sets of heads listed on ebay now..... you`ll be on your own finding handles

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    i know a lady who has tongs for sale as her husband passed away i bought a set off her that was 13 footers the longest ones she had .she had about 5 pairs of various sizes last time i seen her.ifnterested reoply here to me and i will go over and find out.the tongs are in tuckerton n.j. louis

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    I Would Be Willing To Make The Drive, Most Likely. If She Has Them And Wants To Sell A Pair, Then Please Let Me Know. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudmarlin70
    I Would Be Willing To Make The Drive, Most Likely. If She Has Them And Wants To Sell A Pair, Then Please Let Me Know. Thanks!
    I have never seen clam tongs. Only oyster tongs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MargaritaVille
    I have never seen clam tongs. Only oyster tongs.

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    We used them all the time when I was a kid on LBI....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Younger
    We used them all the time when I was a kid on LBI....
    I would think they would be similar to oyster tongs.

    Clams bury in the mud where as oysters are on the surface. The mud would have to be VERY soft for the tongs to be effective.

    Guess I learned something new today.

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    Jason here's pics of clam tongs and John Suralik from tuckerton that made tongs.. page 125 & 126 of this book Type in "clam tong handles" in the google book search box, and it will allow you to go to page 124.

    http://books.google.com/books?id=sNh...lSpI3RcVqmuqxU
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    Quote Originally Posted by MargaritaVille
    I would think they would be similar to oyster tongs.

    Clams bury in the mud where as oysters are on the surface. The mud would have to be VERY soft for the tongs to be effective.

    Guess I learned something new today.
    We had a commercial clammer that lived 2 doors up. He harvested all his clams with tongs. He looked like Popeye.....huge arms. Pretty common up in LBI from what I remember. You could feel the clams with the tongs and had to dig a little deeper. You could get several hundred in 2 or so hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HookinUp
    Jason here's pics of clam tongs and John Suralik from tuckerton that made tongs.. page 125 & 126 of this book

    http://books.google.com/books?id=sNh...lSpI3RcVqmuqxU
    That is what we used.
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