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Re: Pinched fingers [Re: elsmasho82] #7998989
11/20/23 12:37 AM
11/20/23 12:37 AM
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Oakland, MS
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If you ain't figured it out yet, the easiest way to set those #11s are over your leg. Put the body of the trap on your thigh above the knee a bit, with both springs hanging over the side of your leg. Push down on the springs and usually the jaws'll flap open. Use the thumb and index finger of your left hand to get the trap held open then use your right hand to set it once you're holding it open with your left. Hope that kind of makes sense, lol.


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Re: Pinched fingers [Re: yotetrapper30] #7998994
11/20/23 01:17 AM
11/20/23 01:17 AM
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Iowa
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Iowa
Originally Posted by yotetrapper30
If you ain't figured it out yet, the easiest way to set those #11s are over your leg. Put the body of the trap on your thigh above the knee a bit, with both springs hanging over the side of your leg. Push down on the springs and usually the jaws'll flap open. Use the thumb and index finger of your left hand to get the trap held open then use your right hand to set it once you're holding it open with your left. Hope that kind of makes sense, lol.


No it isn't the easiest way. This is....



Re: Pinched fingers [Re: elsmasho82] #7999032
11/20/23 05:33 AM
11/20/23 05:33 AM
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Posts: 28,650
Eastern Shore of Maryland
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Originally Posted by elsmasho82
My biggest questions were dispatch related and that apparently cannot be discussed here


The “preferred” method is covered in most State trapping courses.


-Goofy-
Re: Pinched fingers [Re: elsmasho82] #7999056
11/20/23 06:16 AM
11/20/23 06:16 AM
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Posts: 1,704
Wisconsin
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A pair of mechanics gloves will make that whoops a lot less painful.

Re: Pinched fingers [Re: rpmartin] #7999060
11/20/23 06:28 AM
11/20/23 06:28 AM
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Eastern Shore of Maryland
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Originally Posted by rpmartin
My links aren't working



BMP Link

Last edited by HobbieTrapper; 11/20/23 06:29 AM.

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Re: Pinched fingers [Re: 160user] #7999069
11/20/23 06:48 AM
11/20/23 06:48 AM
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NWWA
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Originally Posted by 160user
Is it just me or did the tone change on this thread after SHE posted a picture?


Its you.....Cold in MN.......you have been trying to wack something in your tree stand all week,,,, and came up empty handed......


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Re: Pinched fingers [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7999091
11/20/23 07:11 AM
11/20/23 07:11 AM
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S/W Wisconsin
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Originally Posted by HobbieTrapper
Originally Posted by rpmartin
My links aren't working



BMP Link


Thank you, yes that's it.


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Re: Pinched fingers [Re: ~ADC~] #7999644
11/20/23 07:56 PM
11/20/23 07:56 PM
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Manitoba
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Manitoba
[quote=~ADC~]No it isn't the easiest way. This is.... [/quote

I haven’t used these but I’ve gotten a bunch at garage sales (usually never pass up cheap trapping stuff, even if I don’t need it).
That works pretty slick!

Re: Pinched fingers [Re: Shakeyjake] #7999649
11/20/23 08:01 PM
11/20/23 08:01 PM
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Iowa
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Iowa
Originally Posted by Shakeyjake
Originally Posted by ~ADC~
No it isn't the easiest way. This is....


I haven’t used these but I’ve gotten a bunch at garage sales (usually never pass up cheap trapping stuff, even if I don’t need it).
That works pretty slick!



Thanks. I do the coilsprings with my hands too. Up to a #3 anyway...


Re: Pinched fingers [Re: ~ADC~] #7999659
11/20/23 08:06 PM
11/20/23 08:06 PM
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NWWA
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Some people are studs,


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Re: Pinched fingers [Re: elsmasho82] #7999698
11/20/23 08:36 PM
11/20/23 08:36 PM
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williamsburg ks
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You'll get pinched again. Happens to everybody once in a while. I push the springs down with my knees to get loose. Managed to get both hands in a 220 body grip once. Woulda had to drive to get help for that one. My at the time 12 y/o son was with me. Had to wait for him to quit laughing to get me out.


Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
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