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Re: Another tip from a legend [Re: Wanna Be] #7727466
11/26/22 04:07 PM
11/26/22 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
I have NEVER had a pan not trip using polyfil or a screen. I have had the jaws cement into place, even then the pan would depress. Iíve caught with polyfil under the pan and screen after 5Ē of rain.
I donít like offset traps due to a small stick or pebble getting between the jaws and creating a wider gap than whatís already there. Couldnít imagine intentionally setting something to create an even wider gap.

Some offset jawed traps have better debris gaps than other.

Re: Another tip from a legend [Re: MattLA] #7737037
12/07/22 05:00 PM
12/07/22 05:00 PM
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Louisiana
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I put on my thinking cap and came up with 2 possible ways this may be a functional tip. As presented, I think itís off, but.. 1) The thin bark that forms a loose sleeve around a decomposing branch is used like leaves to block out debris; or 2) a person were to use a pan-width length of very rotten/soft branch.


Soft enough to crush when stepped on as to not prevent firing. Short enough to not interfere with the jaws closing.

I just donít think putting a stick between the jaws is a tip that beginners should pick up and run with. Pine is soft, but itís not thatttttt soft, unless itís been breaking down a while.

Re: Another tip from a legend [Re: MattLA] #7737231
12/07/22 08:51 PM
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This canít be real can it?

Re: Another tip from a legend [Re: Boone Liane] #7737234
12/07/22 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Boone Liane
This canít be real can it?

Mad cause they figured out ur secret aren't u

Re: Another tip from a legend [Re: MattLA] #7737255
12/07/22 09:10 PM
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Iím still trying to figure out how a stick keeps out dirt better than polyfil. Iíve left traps in the deck for 4 straight weeks that fired after 5-7Ē of rain or more during that time frame and the trap still fired. No we donít have freeze thaw conditions here.

Re: Another tip from a legend [Re: Wanna Be] #7737267
12/07/22 09:16 PM
12/07/22 09:16 PM
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The = Legend of Sleepy Hollow!!!

Re: Another tip from a legend [Re: Boone Liane] #7737273
12/07/22 09:20 PM
12/07/22 09:20 PM
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Louisiana
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Originally Posted by Boone Liane
This canít be real can it?




Real for those people that prevent others from actually succeeding, yes.

Re: Another tip from a legend [Re: Boone Liane] #7737281
12/07/22 09:24 PM
12/07/22 09:24 PM
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Aliceville, Kansas 43
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Originally Posted by Boone Liane
This canít be real can it?

Not real, just legendary!


Act like a blank, get treated like a blank. Insert your own blank!
Re: Another tip from a legend [Re: MattLA] #7737287
12/07/22 09:30 PM
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Boone, I precut 3000 sticks of the perfect length and diameter for montanas for optimal pan jamming Iíll let you have a couple if youíre interested.

Re: Another tip from a legend [Re: Yes sir] #7737294
12/07/22 09:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Yes sir

The OP use to go by Tofan and has posted some off the wall stuff he had no experience with before .


Now I get it.

Re: Another tip from a legend [Re: Wanna Be] #7737315
12/07/22 09:50 PM
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For those that doubt, Louisiana led the world in trapping for so long, even 30 years of relative non trapping hasnt been enough for you guys to catch up. We caught in 1 year, what it would take the other top state 4 years in muskrat. We wiped out muskrat, beaver, alligator, wolf, cougar, jaguar, bear. If the old timers down here tell you a method, its tried and true. They made due and figured out how to use what was available in nature at the time. They had to go everywhere by pirogue, and trapped marsh, swamp, forest, muddy bottom, sandy bottom, the list goes on and on.

Aix's post breaks it down perhaps better for some, I dont use it all the time but it will be in my toolbox for a later date.

Re: Another tip from a legend [Re: steeltraps] #7737325
12/07/22 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by steeltraps
The = Legend of Sleepy Hollow!!!

That's what I thought! LOL laugh


Its not how you start, its how you finish - Jim George

Re: Another tip from a legend [Re: MattLA] #7737326
12/07/22 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by MattLA
For those that doubt, Louisiana led the world in trapping for so long, even 30 years of relative non trapping hasnt been enough for you guys to catch up. We caught in 1 year, what it would take the other top state 4 years in muskrat. We wiped out muskrat, beaver, alligator, wolf, cougar, jaguar, bear. If the old timers down here tell you a method, its tried and true. They made due and figured out how to use what was available in nature at the time. They had to go everywhere by pirogue, and trapped marsh, swamp, forest, muddy bottom, sandy bottom, the list goes on and on.

Aix's post breaks it down perhaps better for some, I dont use it all the time but it will be in my toolbox for a later date.

Can you do a demo vid? I think that would clear up the confusion.


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Re: Another tip from a legend [Re: MattLA] #7737362
12/07/22 10:25 PM
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If you build an aerated decomposition pond, you could produce perfectly rotted sticks with great efficiency. Then it is just a matter of the proper species for each trap, soaking in glycerin to keep them from drying out, and packaging in hermetically sealed quart jars for distribution. Why make billions when you can make millions?

Re: Another tip from a legend [Re: MattLA] #7737375
12/07/22 10:37 PM
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Originally Posted by MattLA
For those that doubt, Louisiana led the world in trapping for so long, even 30 years of relative non trapping hasnt been enough for you guys to catch up. We caught in 1 year, what it would take the other top state 4 years in muskrat. We wiped out muskrat, beaver, alligator, wolf, cougar, jaguar, bear. If the old timers down here tell you a method, its tried and true. They made due and figured out how to use what was available in nature at the time. They had to go everywhere by pirogue, and trapped marsh, swamp, forest, muddy bottom, sandy bottom, the list goes on and on.

Aix's post breaks it down perhaps better for some, I dont use it all the time but it will be in my toolbox for a later date.


Only one way to settle this Matt, a state vs state trap-off bracket tournament. Get your sticks ready, Iíll get some pan covers.

Re: Another tip from a legend [Re: sneaky] #7737426
12/07/22 11:24 PM
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Man after all the talk about legends from this guy and how people should just follow him to save trapping on his other posts . Im thinkin this guy actually drank the bong water or is a anti

Last edited by TravC; 12/07/22 11:26 PM.

There i said it....
Re: Another tip from a legend [Re: MattLA] #7737448
12/07/22 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by MattLA
For those that doubt, Louisiana led the world in trapping for so long, even 30 years of relative non trapping hasnt been enough for you guys to catch up. We caught in 1 year, what it would take the other top state 4 years in muskrat. We wiped out muskrat, beaver, alligator, wolf, cougar, jaguar, bear. If the old timers down here tell you a method, its tried and true. They made due and figured out how to use what was available in nature at the time. They had to go everywhere by pirogue, and trapped marsh, swamp, forest, muddy bottom, sandy bottom, the list goes on and on.

Aix's post breaks it down perhaps better for some, I dont use it all the time but it will be in my toolbox for a later date.

Lot of the old tried and t rue methods didn't work the way they thought they worked. Or the method was just completely irrelevant(which is what I believe this "method" is, its irrelevant) to why they caught they way they did.

If you can post pictures or a video as promised then we can stop guessing about what the actual method your talking about is.

Re: Another tip from a legend [Re: TravC] #7737472
12/08/22 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by TravC
Man after all the talk about legends from this guy and how people should just follow him to save trapping on his other posts . Im thinkin this guy actually drank the bong water or is a anti

When he first started posting I thought it was Savell or Jtrapper trying to create another coonman.

Re: Another tip from a legend [Re: MattLA] #7737473
12/08/22 12:07 AM
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Matt we need the name of this legend or a good reason why not...
If its Aix ur going to have throw him overboard to save ur self

Re: Another tip from a legend [Re: MattLA] #7737487
12/08/22 12:24 AM
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Will keep a watch on this one.
I'm night shift tonight so nothing but time laugh


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