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Footholding beavs with #5 longsprings? #7277443
06/01/21 06:52 PM
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Carolina Foxer Offline OP
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I just bought 6 duke #5 longs. Want to play around this fall and work em on beavs. Anybody do it in any volume? Or have any tips besides the same old rules for coilspring beaver traps?

Pics welcome.


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Re: Footholding beavs with #5 longsprings? [Re: Carolina Foxer] #7278140
06/02/21 03:35 PM
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I like the foot to step between the jaws.


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Re: Footholding beavs with #5 longsprings? [Re: the Blak Spot] #7278159
06/02/21 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by the Blak Spot
I like the foot to step between the jaws.

lol


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Re: Footholding beavs with #5 longsprings? [Re: Carolina Foxer] #7278296
06/02/21 08:20 PM
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I always run ts 85s. But I had same interest and bought a #5 longspring. It produced really good. Ran it on dam break and blind sets. Just love how it beds in the bank and mud. And the feel of it.

Re: Footholding beavs with #5 longsprings? [Re: Carolina Foxer] #7278417
06/02/21 11:02 PM
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Ive caught quite a few in #5 Bridger dls,Id take them over the beloved mb750 any day. Easy to set over knee and take a foot out of.

Re: Footholding beavs with #5 longsprings? [Re: Turd Furgeson] #7278461
06/02/21 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Turd Furgeson
Ive caught quite a few in #5 Bridger dls,Id take them over the beloved mb750 any day. Easy to set over knee and take a foot out of.

Yep


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Re: Footholding beavs with #5 longsprings? [Re: Carolina Foxer] #7279828
06/05/21 07:51 AM
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Been messing with them the last few days. I plan on tinkering next year with the duke #5 longs, Bridger #5 longs, Bridger #5 coils, and the no bs beav xtremes. Also going to run them on a few different drowning set ups.

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Re: Footholding beavs with #5 longsprings? [Re: MySide 🦝] #7282680
06/09/21 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by MySide 🦝
Originally Posted by the Blak Spot
I like the foot to step between the jaws.

lol


I expect he meant in lieu of over the loose or fixed jaw. Don't think he meant that as a joke. There are some critters one would prefer to have the animals come into the trap over the jaw hinges. I bet that is what he meant. But I could be wrong.

Mac



Re: Footholding beavs with #5 longsprings? [Re: Carolina Foxer] #7282760
06/09/21 10:11 PM
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^^^ what i meant, but i still chuckled


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Re: Footholding beavs with #5 longsprings? [Re: Carolina Foxer] #7286998
06/15/21 12:54 PM
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I had good luck with the Bridger #5 coil spring, offset traps cleaning out a pond last year. That's been my only experience with beaver

Re: Footholding beavs with #5 longsprings? [Re: Carolina Foxer] #7287715
06/16/21 02:51 PM
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I run half dozen #5's.
I set for back foot with them. they work very well!!!!

Re: Footholding beavs with #5 longsprings? [Re: Carolina Foxer] #7288381
06/17/21 01:01 PM
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For some reason, I could never get the Bridger 5 long springs to work for me. I love the number 5 coils, but I missed quite a few beaver in the long springs last season. Now matter how I set them, they were always at the bottom, or halfway to the bottom with nothing in them. It was probably my mistake though, as I know a few trappers that use them successfully.


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Re: Footholding beavs with #5 longsprings? [Re: Carolina Foxer] #7298803
07/03/21 10:35 PM
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First #5 i ever got was double long springs. Then added coilspring #5. Now i have 2 CDR traps coming to try out. Beaver trapping i enjoy alot. I go in catch peoples trouble beaver. That opens up new land for me too trap.

Re: Footholding beavs with #5 longsprings? [Re: Carolina Foxer] #7306897
07/15/21 07:24 PM
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Duke or Bridger #5 DLS . I use them and take a good many beaver.
Mine all have mods though

Re: Footholding beavs with #5 longsprings? [Re: Carolina Foxer] #7306992
07/15/21 09:46 PM
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Can't see any need for "mods" on #5 longsprings.
When I started trapping, around 45+ years ago, a #5 was a bear trap. Caught MANY beaver in #3's. Double longspring #4's accounted for many more.
In a drowning set, trap placement, and the set itself is what counts.


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Re: Footholding beavs with #5 longsprings? [Re: Carolina Foxer] #7307014
07/15/21 10:21 PM
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Wax the double longs. It makes them easier to set over your knee.


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Re: Footholding beavs with #5 longsprings? [Re: alaska viking] #7307084
07/16/21 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by alaska viking
In a drowning set, trap placement, and the set itself is what counts.


This true regardless of trap size.



Re: Footholding beavs with #5 longsprings? [Re: alaska viking] #7307159
07/16/21 06:52 AM
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Originally Posted by alaska viking
Can't see any need for "mods" on #5 longsprings.
When I started trapping, around 45+ years ago, a #5 was a bear trap. Caught MANY beaver in #3's. Double longspring #4's accounted for many more.
In a drowning set, trap placement, and the set itself is what counts.

Well,I guess I have too.But I lost or missed more.I 've yet to discover how to make a set that's supposedly targeting a front foot remain a front foot catch only set with wildly fluctuating water levels.And catch rates on hind feet using 3's and 4 longsprings are poor


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Re: Footholding beavs with #5 longsprings? [Re: Carolina Foxer] #7307505
07/16/21 04:36 PM
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They hold well

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Re: Footholding beavs with #5 longsprings? [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7307512
07/16/21 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
Wax the double longs. It makes them easier to set over your knee.


And then you can't keep the springs in place .
Wax a DLS to set under water ?
I almost want to ask if you're kidding !?


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