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Beaver - chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? #137165
03/15/07 10:01 PM
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Who uses chain staked and run into deep water for Beavers, and what do your two ends of the chain set-up look like?



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Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: 330-Trapper] #137178
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I did that last year on some 280's, I cut all the chain off this year and went to 7x7x3/32 cable. Much lighter and easier to deal with. The cable warps around the trap a lot better for stroge also.

I know you asked who used chain, but I had to put my 2$ in, as my trapping partner told me I was messing up with chain. I told him I had already bought the chain and was going to use it. I could not get the chain off them fast enough after one river line.

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Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: M. Howard] #137233
03/15/07 10:26 PM
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I favor re-bar drowners but I do use chains when the bank dictates it. The locks I use work on both .

My chain drowners have a swivel on the top side and a quick link on the bottom to fasten to the weight.

Never would use cable again myself. Hard to poke yourself with a chain. LOL

Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: ] #137271
03/15/07 10:42 PM
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2poor, I know what you mean about poking yourself with Cable, it frays and can put holes in Bemacs and fingers... I just set some up with the quick link on bottom and 2 HD-S hooks on top link, that way I can single or double stake at the top. I'm using the pipe locks I saw in FFGame mag last month.

Also the Cable is 1 length and the chain can be adjusted in length with the quick link...


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Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: 330-Trapper] #137282
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Im chainging over to all chain other than rebar. Heres one with a cable cinch on the lower end to attach to a bag. I use he same lock on bar and chain.


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Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: KYBOY] #138388
03/16/07 07:18 PM
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any more set up pictures? from anybody elses rigs?

KYBOY, that's a cool cinch


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Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: 330-Trapper] #138412
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i just run a quick link big enuf on the bottom end so the chain can pass back thru it, making a cinch outa the chainor you can unscrew it and run thru a cinder block or whatever.

Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: Grubstake] #139181
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Do you dye or paint the new chain...? I don't think it'll take a dye too well being it's new with no rust.


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Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: 330-Trapper] #139231
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soak it in vineger over night then rinse it off good, that will take the shine off it. use it like that or dye it.

Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: Grubstake] #139258
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Rods all the way!

Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: don Wolf] #139522
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How do the rods work? Lots of my beaver trapping are in shollow farm ponds with a gentle slope. I use cable or wire attached to concrete blocks. I wade out to about 4 inches lower than my chest waders and push the blocks further. The other end is staked. The cable gets expensive as some have to be very long to reach deeper water but it beats a stolen trap and beaver. On a creek or something with steeper banks, do you just stab the rebar into the bottom?


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Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: shanemoss] #139589
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Hey don Wolf, the thread question is about chain drowners

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Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: 330-Trapper] #139624
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You talkin to me, 330? Sorry did not mean to give bad info. My bad. shut my mouth.

Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: don Wolf] #139640
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Me too....shane


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Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: shanemoss] #139668
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hey don and shane, sorry about the attitude.. I am just conversing with some on another threadline and took it out on you guy's...

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Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: 330-Trapper] #139680
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Heck it is all in fun anyway. I never take things to serious on trapperman.

Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: don Wolf] #139778
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I must admit...this is a first for me.....Never seen a chain drowner before.

Now I gotta ask....why? What situation would you prefer a chain over a cable or wire drowner?

I thought ya was asking about long chains and tangle sticks over using drowners originaly.

Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: il.trapper] #139883
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well, the chain is more durable, no kinks or frays, so its way better than wire and a lil better than cable, its easier to terminate ends than cable cuz there is no crimps or anything. I'm sure ill continue to use cable and even wire in the future but i like chain.

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Chain drowners are better because, whey last forever, dont tangle like cable, work even when slack, and are easy to store. For coon & mink mine are about 6 feet long, and I use about 300. I have a pogo on the bottom end and a swivel on the top.I attach the trap to the lock with a quick snap. Ive used them for about 15 years. If I cant get the pogo to hold I use a stake or weight of some kind. I long line [two day checks] and wouldnt give them up. They cost more up front, about $4.00 per rig,but last and last Im still using my first ones. Think of them as trapline Investments. I make and sell locks,and you can get them from Cumberlands, or Ill be at Fur Takers & The NTA national.


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Re: Who uses chain instead of wire or Cable drowners? [Re: 330-Trapper] #140263
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You do sell a very nice lock !

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Why the extra quick link fastened to the trap? I like to keep my chain on the trap as short as possible.

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