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Need a clam rake

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Where's a good spot to get a new clam rake? Not looking to blow $150, or buy junk. Just a good quality clam rake to replace the one my daughter decided was too inconvenient to move off the lawn where she was driving.
post #2 of 14
Not sure about CT?

I picked mine up on the cape at Goose Hummock in Orleans - long handle quohog version for about $70. I've seen them at Red Top for reasonable prices if you ever get up to the Canal.
post #3 of 14
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Thanks, my GF boughtme one, and I think she made a perfect choice! Just have to wait until Saturday to try it out!

Damn, I'm luck to have a gf like her!

Here's what she looks like:

post #4 of 14
Dude where did she get it I'm looking for one myself
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by Ragtopman View Post
Dude where did she get it I'm looking for one myself



She said she got it at Captain Morgan on Rt1 guilford/madison line. If she bought it there, i know she paid too much. I didn't tell her that, though. Thankfully, she really likes clams!
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
So I had to try out my new clamrake yesterday. After getting use to it for a while (meaning I didn't find any clams) and learning the new feel, I found a productive spot, got used to my new rake (a bit more flex than i really like) and managed to fill my quota in a little under an hour,. That's about he best I've ever done.

Came home, sorted out the little ones for doing raw on the halfshell, i took all the medium sixed guys and made a tone of clams casino, and turned the bigger guys (not even close to quahog size, i throw all the big ones back) into chowder. Sure did make a lot of people happy with the clams, and I still have some left for breakfast this morning! WOOHOO!!
post #7 of 14
Sweet rake!!
post #8 of 14
I'm pretty sure we've always bought our clam rakes from Hillyer's in Niantic.
post #9 of 14
i love that shop
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Gmofftarki View Post
I'm pretty sure we've always bought our clam rakes from Hillyer's in Niantic.



I'll have to go take a look at their shop! Thanks.
post #11 of 14
I've been using a Ribb rake here on the Cape for about 15 years now. They are handmade rakes, made here on the Cape. They have a host of different styles and varieties to suit all needs and conditions.
Plus, if I didn't know better, I'd bet this site's Admin digs with one as well.
Just Google Ribb Rakes and you find thier site.

I dug a limit of quahogs with mine yesterday.
post #12 of 14
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Originally Posted by BranfordJeff View Post
I'll have to go take a look at their shop! Thanks.


If that doesn't work for you, I'd consider looking at Boater's World. They've always had a pretty eclectic selection of stuff for watersports, and I wouldn't be at all surprised if they had clam rakes leaning up in some corner somewhere.
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
I got my new clam rake, but you can nevr have to many top qulity clam rakes!

Thanks, gents!

I'd love a Ribb rake, btw, those look nice. Pretty happy with the C;lam Out rake, too. The ribbs have the digging tines welded directly, whereas the ClamOut rakes tines are also part of the basket, with no welds to break. My friend, a "pro" clammer (recreational, but he's in the watre at least once a week) has a nice stainless steel ribb rake with 2 broken tines i had my welder at work fix fro him last week. Not a big deal, but tryiong to find a broken tine, or make a replacement for something that shouldn't break is a pain in the balls.
post #14 of 14
My uncle has about 5 in his backyard! pretty funny stuff Always wanted to go clamin He would probly give me one (or a few) if I asked. These are they ones that are about 20' long for boats though I don't think theyd go too well in the 16 footer!
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