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Re: Setting 1.5 on knee [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7642590
08/05/22 05:45 AM
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Yukon John writes: "You just need practice, run the heel of your palm down the jaw, and use your digits to engage the dog. You can flip the loose jaw up so that you can manipulate the pan "under" the trap jaws...if that makes sense."

Good advice.
I love the content that ADC puts out but compare your frame to his. Looking at those meaty mitts and arms I am pretty sure he could choke a gorilla into submission. I personally think if you can pus the levers down with you thumbs you probably should replace the springs or trap.

Practice is your friend.
Isometric exercise is your friend.
When you are on dry land, use your feet.
Being older than dirt, I try to avoid folding like an ironing board to set a trap by using my feet. In time you will get that, but it is very poor body mechanics when it comes to back health.

If in the water but near a stream edge bank, carry a small piece of plywood or board. Set the board on the bank, set the trap down onto the board, and set. You can use your upper body weight when pushing on the levers in lieu of relying on hand strength.

Don't start worrying at you age. You have plenty of time to worry later on.

Hope this helps. Make your trapping fun.

Mac



Re: Setting 1.5 on knee [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7642595
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there are trap setters available that will give you better leverage. they could help you.

Re: Setting 1.5 on knee [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7642596
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All above is good advice. The only thing I see is get you a smaller pair of form fitting gloves. Those bulky gloves will slow you down a bit.

Re: Setting 1.5 on knee [Re: Willy Firewood] #7642608
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Originally Posted by Willy Firewood

Build up your strength and stamina.
You will need strength to carry all the money.


This is true. But, only if you take payment in pennies. smile

Sometimes a smaller, stout trap is more intimidating than a larger one.
I have some #2 Dukes that are harder to set than my MB 750's
Borrow a #3 or 4 to practice/work out with. Set it 10 times in a row, several time a week.
It will soon become second nature.
Good luck !

Re: Setting 1.5 on knee [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7642613
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Re: Setting 1.5 on knee [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7642652
08/05/22 07:46 AM
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Might want to get one of those hand grip training things too to bulld up your grip strength too.

A good time saving trick is for opening day you can traps preset at home using zip ties. Of you have extra traps you can have those zip tied too and trade them out when animals get caught

Re: Setting 1.5 on knee [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7642654
08/05/22 07:48 AM
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The technique is something youll develop on your own but you can watch youtube and learn how others do it. The main thing is getting stronger. Its still only august so get started now. Google “grip strength exercises without equipment” or something similar. Tons of things you can do. Get a cheap gripper from walmart and work with that. Once you can squeeze that together easily, there are a lot if metal grippers of varying intensities.

Re: Setting 1.5 on knee [Re: Slipknot] #7642901
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Originally Posted by Slipknot
All above is good advice. The only thing I see is get you a smaller pair of form fitting gloves. Those bulky gloves will slow you down a bit.


I was practicing with the gloves on since I trap with gauntlets and haven't found a pair that is tight yet.

Re: Setting 1.5 on knee [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7642907
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Practice and ya can't be scared of it. Go at it like ya mean it!

Re: Setting 1.5 on knee [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7642947
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No shame in buying a pair of setters for them either til you get more practice and more strength. Don't buy into some macho man BS, just however you can get the job done and be safe. Good for you for going at it hard.



Re: Setting 1.5 on knee [Re: Carolina Foxer] #7643406
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Originally Posted by Carolina Foxer
No shame in buying a pair of setters for them either til you get more practice and more strength. Don't buy into some macho man BS, just however you can get the job done and be safe. Good for you for going at it hard.


I haven't been able to find a pair of setters for 1.5s yet, so I just decided to start practicing in case I don't find a pair.

Re: Setting 1.5 on knee [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7643425
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Originally Posted by TheYouthTrapper
Originally Posted by Carolina Foxer
No shame in buying a pair of setters for them either til you get more practice and more strength. Don't buy into some macho man BS, just however you can get the job done and be safe. Good for you for going at it hard.


I haven't been able to find a pair of setters for 1.5s yet, so I just decided to start practicing in case I don't find a pair.

That's the ticket TYT! No need to spend more money than necessary, just get better! I hope you make some bread on those rats, but like already mentioned, keep a keen eye on what's going on with your sets. You will get frustrated, which is ok, just remember if it were easy EVERYONE would do it! This game is an obsession, and will likely cost more than you gain, so, practice up and keep excited for the coming season!


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Re: Setting 1.5 on knee [Re: Yukon John] #7643435
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Originally Posted by Yukon John

That's the ticket TYT! No need to spend more money than necessary, just get better! I hope you make some bread on those rats, but like already mentioned, keep a keen eye on what's going on with your sets. You will get frustrated, which is ok, just remember if it were easy EVERYONE would do it! This game is an obsession, and will likely cost more than you gain, so, practice up and keep excited for the coming season!


I get paid 1.5$ on the carcass and I would like to do some of my own this year but I don't have the facilities for it. I've been trapping for 3 years and I haven't made a dime if I actually had to pay for gas which now I do but I like doing it and I would be burning gas if I was doing sports or whatever, so it's not much different than driving to games or buying cleats.

Re: Setting 1.5 on knee [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7643471
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As I suggested earlier look at setters called One Hand Setters made by David Sheldon.
I did not include the name previously.
They are great for working on traps too.

Look at Minnesota Trapline for setters they sell for their mb750 trap.
The setter is generic and could be adjusted, modified, or remade for other traps.


Re: Setting 1.5 on knee [Re: Willy Firewood] #7643472
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Originally Posted by Willy Firewood
As I suggested earlier look at setters called One Hand Setters made by David Sheldon.
I did not include the name previously.
They are great for working on traps too.

Look at Minnesota Trapline for setters they sell for their mb750 trap.
The setter is generic and could be adjusted, modified, or remade for other traps.



Will do, I'll look at it but the main plan is to just get good enough to set them without one.

Re: Setting 1.5 on knee [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7643496
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Originally Posted by TheYouthTrapper
Originally Posted by Willy Firewood
As I suggested earlier look at setters called One Hand Setters made by David Sheldon.
I did not include the name previously.
They are great for working on traps too.

Look at Minnesota Trapline for setters they sell for their mb750 trap.
The setter is generic and could be adjusted, modified, or remade for other traps.



Will do, I'll look at it but the main plan is to just get good enough to set them without one.


Yep. You can set a trap on your knee. You already did in your video. Now you just need to do it over and over until it becomes second nature. In 6 months you'll probably be laughing at this post.


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Re: Setting 1.5 on knee [Re: yotetrapper30] #7643498
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Originally Posted by yotetrapper30

Yep. You can set a trap on your knee. You already did in your video. Now you just need to do it over and over until it becomes second nature. In 6 months you'll probably be laughing at this post.


You're probably right, I didn't have time to practice today since I was scouting out spots but I'll definitely set it a few more times tomorrow to make up for it.

Re: Setting 1.5 on knee [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7643512
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Take a trap along with ya on your scouting trips. Find a good spot, practice setting the trap just as you would on the line you're scouting. You can set traps for strength on the front porch, but field experience is everything; since you're out and about. YMMV.


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Re: Setting 1.5 on knee [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7643547
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Leggetts have a video showing how to set using your hands with a twisting motion. Method I still use. More technique than muscle. Maybe u can find on utube?

Re: Setting 1.5 on knee [Re: TheYouthTrapper] #7643550
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Good deal, keep at it

The more you set it, the easier it'll get and you'll develop your own tricks for setting them.

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