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 Post subject: drowner wire
PostPosted: 10 Dec 2006, 03:36 
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i just bought 5 dozen new 1 1/2 coils, i was wondering if anybody could give me some info on buying drowner cables, or does everyone just use 14 guage wire. I'm after mink and coon. if you buy drowner cable what length do you use and what size cable. where would i buy this at. thanks Walt.

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dont do alot of water trapping myself to i hope with me posting on this and making it move up someone that knows might be able to answer it ofr you


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PostPosted: 19 Dec 2006, 10:01 
Hiya! My drowners are 8 feet. And i use 3/32 cable with an MB crunchproof swivel as my drowner lock. They're just looped at each end so I can loop it through itself around a tree or stake it down, and then a loop at the other end where I can secure a bag filled with stones or a weight. Then I secure the swivel/lock to the trap with an s-hook.

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I prefer cable over wire because of its durability, the easiness to handle and pack about, and my ability to make my drowners in advance.


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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2006, 09:51 
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I also use 3/32 cable with a bent washer for the drowner lock. I use either 5 or 8 foot lengths depending on water depth. I attach the trap to the washer with an s-hook and the trap is already swiveled. When your done trapping coil them up and there ready for next time.


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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2006, 13:49 
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I have used 14 g wire, with snare locks that i had laying around.....They work in my simulation, but i have not gotten a critter to try it out yet so i don't know for sure if this works great. The other thing is the wire is a pain because i have to start new every time i do it.

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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2006, 16:58 
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Thanks for the tips. I just bought 6 dozen from murry's lures and trapping supplies. They are 6 feet long 3/32 cable with a drowner lock already attached, they have adjustable loops on both ends. I hope they speed things up at the sets. I'm thinking no more cutting wire, just dig my pocket set trap and stake both ends and I'm on my way. The more traps out the better my chances.

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