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Re: Bridger #5 longspring traps [Re: scott k] #6218330
04/15/18 08:54 PM
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Are you modifying your 750's and CDR'S?


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Re: Bridger #5 longspring traps [Re: scott k] #6218333
04/15/18 08:56 PM
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I don't own a trap that isn't modified, unless it's an LPC

Re: Bridger #5 longspring traps [Re: scott k] #6218346
04/15/18 09:15 PM
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Okay.I modified a dozen TS-85's,the rest of the steel I now own are 4 jumps and No.4 Newhouses.Could use those on drowners I suppose.I had put up to 18' of chain on mine when I tried it years ago,I shortened them down to 10' after a season.Our rivers are DEEP and have all kind of entanglements on the bottom.These rivers are the kind that back in the day they ran logs down them during spring break up,all kinds of debris on the bottom of these waters,some of it comes from those spring drives made over 100 yrs' ago.Any way,always looking for a easier and better way of doing things.Good thread.


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Re: Bridger #5 longspring traps [Re: scott k] #6218401
04/15/18 10:04 PM
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Back to the topic after all the sword fighting:

The difference between the Bridger #5s and the Duke #5s is the Dukes are center swiveled and have a Pit Style pan (if either interest you).

I base plated some of my Bridgers. Hindsight it didn't make any difference. Sometimes mods don't make a better trap....and sometimes they do.

I like the big longs but for ADC jobs I always grab the big coils now.

But like always...To each his own.

Last edited by Calvin; 04/15/18 10:21 PM.

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Re: Bridger #5 longspring traps [Re: scott k] #6218481
04/15/18 11:39 PM
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If a guy must have a center swivel, you can crimp one on the bridger 5 long. It's an option.


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Re: Bridger #5 longspring traps [Re: scott k] #6218522
04/16/18 12:17 AM
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Crimp and weld it ? I've yet to see a crimp on I thought I would trust without a weld.

Re: Bridger #5 longspring traps [Re: scott k] #6218523
04/16/18 12:19 AM
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Would it be better to have the D ring off center to accommodate setting on your leg in comfort? I'ts a lot quicker to set with long chains verses drowners. Like Buck though I run 6-10 foot for the same reasons, lots of stuff to tangle. Most are setting on the bank waiting. The only time I use drowning rods is to hide them at bridges.


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Re: Bridger #5 longspring traps [Re: LT GREY] #6218713
04/16/18 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted By: LT GREY
Crimp and weld it ? I've yet to see a crimp on I thought I would trust without a weld.
Those ones Ed Medvets makes can pull a truck while crimped on. Fo sho.


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Re: Bridger #5 longspring traps [Re: scott k] #6218714
04/16/18 02:56 AM
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More like a hammer on I should say.


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Re: Bridger #5 longspring traps [Re: scott k] #6218773
04/16/18 04:17 AM
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I just run a length of chain around the base and hook the ends together with a universal swivel. It gets it off the spring end and allows setting over the knee without the center d-ring from digging into the leg


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Re: Bridger #5 longspring traps [Re: scott k] #6218854
04/16/18 11:03 AM
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Re: Bridger #5 longspring traps [Re: scott k] #6218858
04/16/18 11:09 AM
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Livestock Protection Company.From what I can tell they hold the rights to the Newhouse design.


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Re: Bridger #5 longspring traps [Re: LT GREY] #6218868
04/16/18 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted By: LT GREY
I base plate mine...and the reason is, I want the swivel coming off the bottom,(on a D-ring) of the frame and NOT the spring !
I also use #9 wire to laminate the jaws and add a Paws-I- Trip pan system.
On older models, I can show you a method of re-strengthening the springs that will out last the trap !
I add two double swivels right off the D ring / frame.
Never lost a beaver in this set-up, ever !
If you're on facebook, you can see quite a few pictures in my albums of this set up and the results.
Otherwise, someone will have to walk me through how to post pics on here, as I don't know how since they stopped using Photo Bucket !

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What model posi trip pan are you using on the bridger LS ?

Re: Bridger #5 longspring traps [Re: scott k] #6218881
04/16/18 12:01 PM
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Although I take 99% of my beaver with bodygrips,I have a half dozen #5 LS bridger traps for removing the odd nuisance beaver that has been educated by a rookie.I ordered them with the Pit pan,but I adjust them for a fairly light tension by bending the dog.
I always use a positive drowner since I am a fan of the extended check,and I don't like messing with live animals on the trapline,just slows you down.I don't use any weights on my drowners,I use an 8 foot dry pole cut on site as a deepwater stake set from shore.
I started trapping beaver in 1971 with #4 victors on the drowning pole.

Re: Bridger #5 longspring traps [Re: the Blak Spot] #6219370
04/17/18 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted By: the Blak Spot
I just run a length of chain around the base and hook the ends together with a universal swivel. It gets it off the spring end and allows setting over the knee without the center d-ring from digging into the leg


I used to do all my coils that way before D ringed base plates. #2 twist link works best.


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Re: Bridger #5 longspring traps [Re: scott k] #6219716
04/17/18 01:38 PM
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#2 twist does work well, should have put that in my post


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Re: Bridger #5 longspring traps [Re: scott k] #6219750
04/17/18 02:23 PM
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I use them often. Center swiveled with a PIT center PIT Center Locator and a PIT Swivel coming from it (lays the flatest), probably about 6 inches chain that came with the trap (real heavy stuff) and the drowner lock/swivel that came with it. I think I shorten that chain. I want it outside the jaw only 2 inches.

This gives good swivel and allows you to drown in water a full foot shallower than hooking off the spring swivel arrangement they come with.

I use the correct size Pit Pan #7 and I use a good deal of tension, maybe 5 lbs.

Dynamite traps for beaver. I have over a dozen SC 4.5s and they are quite the machine. But, IMO, the are more than I need on beaver and I fear ever getting caught in one outside the reach of a setter.

I LOVE dls for beaver. However, on long chain rigs I use infrequent I prefer coils as there is less to get stuck when spinning around, therefore less twist offs.

Re: Bridger #5 longspring traps [Re: scott k] #6219782
04/17/18 03:13 PM
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thanks for the Pan model number.

Re: Bridger #5 longspring traps [Re: scott k] #6222022
04/20/18 02:06 AM
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Awesome post.


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Re: Bridger #5 longspring traps [Re: scott k] #6222081
04/20/18 02:54 AM
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I would offset the center swivel if you set over your knee. JC Connor makes offset baseplates. Could always make your own rod baseplates fairly easily with a vice.

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