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Beaver - drowning rods #1906608
03/20/10 11:24 PM
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I have always favored a back foot catch on Beaver.

I hear many comment they prefer a front foot as it take less water to drown the Beaver.

I have taken 3 Beaver in 3 days at a local culvert. My spade should give you an idea of the water depth I am working with. I thought it made for an interesting example of the ease and effectiveness of drowning rods.
If you look closely you can see the drowning rod in the lower right corner just under the water surface.

Here is the results when I pulled up the rod.


If you have never tried drowner rods for Beaver you may want to consider them. Never even pulled on my waders today as I was able to service all my sets while standing on the bank.



Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: ] #1906616
03/20/10 11:31 PM
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Thats pretty neat. Thanks for sharing

Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: ] #1906617
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You be careful there, that water is way over your head deep.

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Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: ] #1906631
03/20/10 11:43 PM
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love the drowning rods for beaver

Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: william] #1906659
03/20/10 11:58 PM
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I think current makes a big difference in the amount of water needed to drown. I am a front foot guy, but I will take them however they come as long as they are there when i get there. Rods are slick, caught my first beaver in one today.

Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: Neil M] #1906669
03/21/10 12:02 AM
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Lol! I'm might have to try a few!

Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: ] #1906683
03/21/10 12:13 AM
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Is that water about knee deep?

Rickey

Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: doublesettrigger] #1906707
03/21/10 12:35 AM
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found the same deal years ago Corey, you can drown a hind foot beaver about any day of the week in 3 ft water on a drowning stick.


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Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: ] #1906852
03/21/10 07:33 AM
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You stake the top and stick the other end in the mud good and solid. They are a little bit of a pain if you have very far to go but they are worth it.


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Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: Bocephus] #1906858
03/21/10 07:44 AM
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How about a better explaination or a better pic for us guys who ain't never heard of a drowning stick before?


He who knows not.... and knows not that he knows not....is stupid

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Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: newbie1] #1906882
03/21/10 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted By: newbie1
How about a better explaination or a better pic for us guys who ain't never heard of a drowning stick before?

There are several Posts in the Archives I suspect but I have some more pictures. This is the top end of my rod. My simple lock slides over the loop at the top of this drowning rod. Once I slide the trap over the loop the T-stake will fasten the top end of the rod to the bank.
That is the standard chain on a MB-750 with the simple lock added. I prefer to paint my locks a bright color so I can glance at a set and see if the lock is gone. Saves feeling around in murky water risking my fingers !

I run mostly 8' rods and there is a 1/2 nut welded about 8" from the bottom of the rod. This stops the trap from sliding clean off the rod. That end of the rod is just stuck into the creek bottom so there is no chance the Beaver can swivel the rod to shore.
I recommend 1/2" rod as it takes way more abuse. I will bend the rod slightly putting an arc in the rod if the creek bottom warrants this. You want the lock to slide effortlessly down the rod and not have to plow dirt on the way down.

Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: newbie1] #1906888
03/21/10 08:09 AM
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where can you get drowning rods


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Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: ] #1906897
03/21/10 08:10 AM
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Will pink locks work ?


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Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: Jim Blakley] #1906909
03/21/10 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted By: Jim Blakley
Will pink locks work ?


No doubt that is what 160 loser uses ! grin

Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: ] #1906915
03/21/10 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted By: 2poor
Originally Posted By: Jim Blakley
Will pink locks work ?


No doubt that is what 160 loser uses ! grin


I'm sure he would if he ever got to go.

Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: ] #1906919
03/21/10 08:30 AM
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Here is another good example.

The County asked me to come in and remove these problem Beaver. The location was a highly traveled road and this was in the first weekend of deer hunting. This area was getting major traffic and I wanted to avoid exposing my set and risk losing equipment.

Here the deed is done and the Beaver is only inches from the road with very little evidence.

Here is the rig pulled up to show the effectiveness.


Anybody who claims they are a pain has not given them a fair shake. I far prefer this method to any other. The 8' rods are quite easy to transport I often lay 1/2 dozen lengthwise on the ATV and take off deep into the woods to Beaver ponds.

Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: ] #1906934
03/21/10 08:43 AM
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The rods are a bit-o-heaven!

Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: ] #1906957
03/21/10 09:00 AM
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How deep was the water in the first picture?

Rickey

Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: doublesettrigger] #1907148
03/21/10 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted By: doublesettrigger
How deep was the water in the first picture?

Rickey


24", give or take an inch

Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: ] #1907213
03/21/10 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted By: ADC
You be careful there, that water is way over your head deep.

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I use an exact copy of 2poor's drowners at castor mound sets as well. They work!

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