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Fish stick stakes? #8099679
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Have seen a couple versions of fish stick stakes. One with a short cross stake near top. The other......have only heard described. This second one is said to use a round disc up top, which is installed loose and allowed to rotate. Trap swivel attached to outside edge of this disc with a J hook. With ability to rotate or spin freely, said it is less likely to foul or cause critter to wrap chain around the stake.

Anybody have a picture of these? Or know how big / how thick the round disc needs to be?

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Re: Fish stick stakes? [Re: HayDay] #8100047
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The only problem with the cross stake version is that occasionally a coon can get the trap hooked on it and pull out. I like a large 3 or 4 inch washer instead welded where the cross stake would go. ADC built the ones I use.
I've never tried the rotating disc version. I suppose it might have some advantages, but I'm not sure what.

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Dale goes over the disc I'm talking about at 3 min mark. He makes it sound like the rotating discs may be the improved version.

I know a small manufacturing place nearby that has a huge pile of scrap 1/8" sheet metal, from which they or someone could harvest hundreds, if not thousands, of 3 to 4 inch discs. Making something of value vs. selling it by the pound as scrap.

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Originally Posted by trapdog1
The only problem with the cross stake version is that occasionally a coon can get the trap hooked on it and pull out. I like a large 3 or 4 inch washer instead welded where the cross stake would go. ADC built the ones I use.
I've never tried the rotating disc version. I suppose it might have some advantages, but I'm not sure what.


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I agree with Dale that a small piece of wire is a good addition to this set up, however I don't like wiring the trap to the stake because it then can't swivel around the stake. I've built others with a swiveling attachment for your traps too. I don't know if it's worth the trouble but some guys swear by it. The round disks are the way to go IMO to help from the chains tangling on the stakes and stopping the traps swiveling action. Traps still get hooked over the top of the stake at times, which stops swiveling as well.

In a pinch, lots of guys use an upside down electric fence post.

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If trap swivel is attached to disc, that would eliminate the two reasons he gives for wiring traps to stake. Only reason for wire remains holding the fish / bait.

Would be easy enough to allow disc to spin if one welded a flat washer above and below the disc.

Last concern I would have is with attachment point up high, animal could get some leverage on it and on some soft bottoms could pull the stake. Dale wired them up high, but one could let the disc slide down the stake 6 inches or so to cut down on the leverage......but still captive between the washers. Washer up top would still hold the bait in place.

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