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Re: Attaching earth anchors to traps [Re: Newtrap19] #8071964
02/08/24 02:51 PM
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I love split rings and still use them on water traps but Im too gun-shy to use them on land now. I had one half opened by a yote and this one in the pics openeed completely by a yote that left with an mb 650. Now it may have very well just been a bad batch but between that and all the black bear we have I use j hooks or quick links now.. sometimes s hooks [Linked Image]


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Re: Attaching earth anchors to traps [Re: Newtrap19] #8071993
02/08/24 03:35 PM
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Got a few links of chain at end, and use quick connectors.
End tighten with pliers.


Let me sugar coat this
Re: Attaching earth anchors to traps [Re: KYBOY] #8072071
02/08/24 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by KYBOY
I love split rings and still use them on water traps but Im too gun-shy to use them on land now. I had one half opened by a yote and this one in the pics openeed completely by a yote that left with an mb 650. Now it may have very well just been a bad batch but between that and all the black bear we have I use j hooks or quick links now.. sometimes s hooks [Linked Image]

This^^^^^

Some folks will find this out sooner or later.


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Re: Attaching earth anchors to traps [Re: Spike369] #8074883
02/11/24 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Spike369
Here's what I do.



Q ) Why would you need a quick link when you could just use the 'j-hook', closing it around the cable loop.

Re: Attaching earth anchors to traps [Re: LT GREY] #8074906
02/11/24 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by LT GREY
Originally Posted by Spike369
Here's what I do.



Q ) Why would you need a quick link when you could just use the 'j-hook', closing it around the cable loop.

Because Where I trap, sometimes I need to disengage very quickly and don't have time to dig up the anchor and don't want to cut the cable because I will probably put one back there in a day or two. Plus if I want to put one back, all I do is hook up the link to the cable make the set and I'm done in about three to 5 minutes. Takes about 20 seconds to get my trap.

Re: Attaching earth anchors to traps [Re: Newtrap19] #8076113
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I have been doing like Swamp Wolf does for the last number of years. J-hook, 2 links of chain, then quick link. It seems to save the swivel from getting fouled as much.

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Re: Attaching earth anchors to traps [Re: Newtrap19] #8076172
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Q ) Why would you need a quick link when you could just use the 'j-hook', closing it around the cable loop.
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Because Where I trap, sometimes I need to disengage very quickly and don't have time to dig up the anchor and don't want to cut the cable because I will probably put one back there in a day or two. Plus if I want to put one back, all I do is hook up the link to the cable make the set and I'm done in about three to 5 minutes. Takes about 20 seconds to get my trap.[/quote]
I still think the j hook is much faster if you're worried about speed and convenience

Re: Attaching earth anchors to traps [Re: Spike369] #8104608
03/20/24 09:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Spike369
Here's what I do.




Why wouldn't you just attach the loop to the J hook and close it ?


Re: Attaching earth anchors to traps [Re: Newtrap19] #8104779
03/21/24 06:35 AM
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Easier for me to take off the quick link vs finding the j-hook removal tool. Never had one open or break a quick link.

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Re: Attaching earth anchors to traps [Re: LT GREY] #8104818
03/21/24 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by LT GREY
Originally Posted by Spike369
Here's what I do.




Why wouldn't you just attach the loop to the J hook and close it ?



Because the quick link is reusable

I was always told the J hooks should be used once and tossed?

If that is wrong let me know

Re: Attaching earth anchors to traps [Re: Newtrap19] #8105370
03/21/24 09:46 PM
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^^agree if for coyotes. I like the Quicklinks

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