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    Oct 2004
    Dunedin, Florida


    The quicksand you are likely to encounter and the Turnagain Arm are two different things. The Turnigain Arm is fine glacial silt that is flooded every high tide. It is a sticky muck that you can't pull yourself out of. The quicksand that a fisherman is likely to encounter is sand that is roilled by the current to form a deep hole of sand and water. It is the combination of the current and the sand that can get you. If it was still water you could just float out on your back, but that may not be an option when you are stuck on the bottom and the current is pushing you down.

    You are very unlikely to get into the movie type quicksand, where you are running though the jungle and just step in it. What you need to watch is places where back eddies are formed over sandy bottoms.
    Last edited by dunfly; 06-18-2012 at 12:09 PM.
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