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Water trapping with coilsprings #7448633
01/02/22 10:18 AM
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kurtansky Offline OP
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I'm looking to try water trapping with coilsprings for the first time I've only used body grippers before this. Mostly looking for otter and beaver my question is when using coilsprings on drowner cables how long of a chain do you usually have attached to the trap I'm sure a lot has to do with water depth but I'm just looking for what your average amount would be I don't want to have it too short or too long regardless of water depth

Re: Water trapping with coilsprings [Re: kurtansky] #7448641
01/02/22 10:22 AM
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I try not to have more than a couple links. In my opinion less is better. Anything caught by the back foot can reach the surface pretty easy. However, I trap with longsprings so I don't have an issue bedding with the short chain.

Re: Water trapping with coilsprings [Re: kurtansky] #7448642
01/02/22 10:23 AM
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The shorter the chain between the trap and drowner cable/wire/rod the shallower the water depth needed to do the job

Re: Water trapping with coilsprings [Re: kurtansky] #7448742
01/02/22 11:54 AM
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Rodney,Ohio
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Stock chain is fine. Shorten chain too much and you're handicapping yourself in set making, especially when dealing with fluctuating water levels.

Re: Water trapping with coilsprings [Re: kurtansky] #7448957
01/02/22 03:08 PM
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You can always use a quick link or a sleep easy caribiner and shorten the chain any length you want or need. Just hook it to your trap and downer lock


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