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I love old but functional #1 LS for ... #7865423
05/14/23 01:32 PM
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....open water mrats.

For those who think I never post anything on trapping or actually trap, some "good ones" that I found over the winter at an antique mall during a couple of visits.I love old but still functional Victor #1 LS for early season (and even ice season) muskrats. In sloughs with about 2 feet or so of water, place a #1 LS in a hut feed bed or a ledge where they like to sit and its usually "diver down" by next check. If the rat swims out into the water, the weight of trap takes them down before long and its all over. One of my biggest problems is that my 30 inch piece of 2x2 that the trap is wired to is down under the surface of the water and I sometimes lose track of where its actually located. Maybe I need to paint the top end some bright orange that will show up better under the water.

Now that we are "wet" again, with the snowy/wet winter and decent rains this weekend, the dried up sloughs will keep filling up enough that they will be colonized by muskets this year and have decent populations next year. I have a few years left in me wading around a decent bottom slough.

I think I paid about $8 (plus tax) a piece on these two at different checks of the antique place. They may not be actually that old but probably got grabbed in a box full of stuff from an estate auction of something.

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"And God said, Let us make man in our image �and let them have dominion �and all the creatures that move along the ground".
Genesis 1:26
Re: I love old but functional #1 LS for ... [Re: NonPCfed] #7865481
05/14/23 03:12 PM
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Ill take a strong 1 LS over a 1 1/2 LS or CS any day great holding power and no lever issues.


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: I love old but functional #1 LS for ... [Re: NonPCfed] #7865483
05/14/23 03:15 PM
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I like walking up a creek with a handful of #1 longs and a few 110s. Reminds me of 1976

Re: I love old but functional #1 LS for ... [Re: NonPCfed] #7865536
05/14/23 05:00 PM
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#1 LS used in a blind set or pocket set is hard to beat for coons in my opinion. If the springs are strong they will be there waiting for you.


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Re: I love old but functional #1 LS for ... [Re: NonPCfed] #7865545
05/14/23 05:37 PM
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I prefer 1.5 for drowning weight.


Forget that fear of gravity-get a little savagery in your life.
Re: I love old but functional #1 LS for ... [Re: NonPCfed] #7865611
05/14/23 07:42 PM
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Is $8.00 each a good price for them? It seems a little steep to me but I haven't bought any traps in quite some time.


Eh...wot?

Re: I love old but functional #1 LS for ... [Re: NonPCfed] #7865621
05/14/23 08:04 PM
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s $8.00 each a good price for them? It seems a little steep to me but I haven't bought any traps in quite some time.


Probably not a bargain but I really don't have to dink with them such as new traps. I'll just spray paint them and wire them up. I also didn't need to buy a dozen at a time. Anyway, its fun to find still functional decent traps in such a venue.


"And God said, Let us make man in our image �and let them have dominion �and all the creatures that move along the ground".
Genesis 1:26
Re: I love old but functional #1 LS for ... [Re: NonPCfed] #7865852
05/15/23 06:51 AM
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Ive got a LOT of Blake & Lamb #1 longs in great shape if anyone is looking for any at less than half that price.

Re: I love old but functional #1 LS for ... [Re: NonPCfed] #7865890
05/15/23 07:54 AM
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Good rat trap for deeper water, in places without tangles to prevent them from going down

Re: I love old but functional #1 LS for ... [Re: NonPCfed] #7865903
05/15/23 08:06 AM
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Re: I love old but functional #1 LS for ... [Re: NonPCfed] #7865971
05/15/23 09:53 AM
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They are the best in a Muskrat Marsh. You can carry a lot of them and set a marsh up quick.


God please keep they 19 fallen UBB miners out of trouble up there.
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