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Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun [Re: SwampDust] #7456363
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My fangers look like that all the time. I can look at something and break it off deep! mad


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Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun [Re: SwampDust] #7456366
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Did the shock spring seem to help when you hit the end of the chain?

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun [Re: SwampDust] #7456369
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short latch. easier to do. works better, set the trap faster and easier. hal sullivan gets irritated with me for saying that but just like a pan tension tester is an unneeded gimmick so is a nite latch


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Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun [Re: SwampDust] #7456377
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Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun [Re: SwampDust] #7456394
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Note to self: never buy used traps from Danny. smile

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun [Re: SwampDust] #7456442
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It's a real pain in the butt changing short-latched traps into night-latched traps.

Short-latching doesn't allow you to pull any of the slop out of the dog and pan like night-latching does.

IMO it's just a bad practice.


Eh...wot?

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun [Re: Yes sir] #7456443
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Originally Posted by Yes sir
Did the shock spring seem to help when you hit the end of the chain?


grin


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Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun [Re: SwampDust] #7456455
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Reminds me of the show, World's Dumbest. Saw a guy with a set bear trap bet another guy he couldn't snap it without getting caught. The guy said he was faster than the trap and that he could beat the trap.
Needless to say, it was a, "Here, hold my beer" moment. The guy punched the pan and the bear trap was quicker. Even with a lot of beer in the tank, the guy screamed. They never did show how he got out of the trap.


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Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun [Re: SwampDust] #7456460
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Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun [Re: SwampDust] #7456468
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Short-latching doesn't allow you to pull any of the slop out of the dog and pan like night-latching does.


absolutely not true

Just think about that for second. A short notch inside a deep notch is still a short notch. crimp the dog eye closed so the dog only moves up and down, not back and forth. put in the correct size pan bolt for the hole. shim it with a washer so pan tension is even. All stuff you OUGHT to be doing with a nite latch. There is absolutely no reason in the world to pull a pan up then down to make it function properly with a correctly tuned trap



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Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun [Re: danny clifton] #7456479
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Short-latching doesn't allow you to pull any of the slop out of the dog and pan like night-latching does.


Agree with Danny. Close the loop on the dog with pliers like he pictured and then bend the frame in on the dog side.

Easy peezy.


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Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun [Re: SwampDust] #7456490
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You’ll never convince me! laugh


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Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun [Re: Trapper7] #7456494
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Originally Posted by Trapper7
Reminds me of the show, World's Dumbest. Saw a guy with a set bear trap bet another guy he couldn't snap it without getting caught. The guy said he was faster than the trap and that he could beat the trap.
Needless to say, it was a, "Here, hold my beer" moment. The guy punched the pan and the bear trap was quicker. Even with a lot of beer in the tank, the guy screamed. They never did show how he got out of the trap.


I’ve seen that video, bunch of dumb-arses. The guy that got caught was hollering for them to get it off and his buds couldn’t figure out how. LOL


Eh...wot?

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun [Re: Lugnut] #7456498
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Originally Posted by Lugnut
You’ll never convince me! laugh


Me either. I've had too many tripped empty traps to be convinced. I don't think night latching is all that a big of deal either. I can put the dog in a deep notch, and pull the pan down to level without that cool little click. I don't have to mess with the dogs or pan bolts either.

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun [Re: SwampDust] #7456500
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yep. eyeballing works fine TOO.


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Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun [Re: SwampDust] #7456508
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Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun [Re: SwampDust] #7456509
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I'm with Danny, short notch, dog crimped, pan bolt with nyloc . No hassle set and go

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun [Re: SwampDust] #7456515
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Nite latch is nothing but a short throw dog/pan engagement in the end. Never saw a need for it. Been using this method for many....... years with no problems.

File your pan neck short, notch it slightly with a narrow file and grind the under side of your dog to a point.Crimp your dog loop as needed and bend your dog frame in or out as needed to get level as you like.

Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun [Re: SwampDust] #7456516
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if you have pan slop you need to fix that. its part of tuning. even if you nite latch. short latch, nite latch, deep notch, none of them have anything to do with pan slop. the only thing a nite latch does is take longer to set when laying out a line.


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Re: Night latch they said … it will be fun [Re: SwampDust] #7456522
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You got it Danny. When my trap is engaged for use its always ready to fire. No checking anything. I check all my traps before treating each season for damage or any final tune ups. Then break the wax loose from the pan bolt area or dog as needed before setting.

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