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PostPosted: 26 Dec 2006, 00:09 
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I just purchased some 1 1/2 Duke coils and I was wondering if I should shorten the trap chain. If so and why is this important ? I'm going to use these traps for Mink and Coon's. Also I'm going to use these traps with 6 foot drowner cables with drowning locks. Let me know what you think. Thanks, Walt.

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PostPosted: 26 Dec 2006, 09:54 
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Depends on what you are going to anchor it to. If you use a drag then you need a pretty long chain. If you use wire just shortin the lenght of wire. If you use stakes, then you don't need really long chain.

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I'd shorten them up alittle if you're going to use them strictly on drowning set-ups. It helps keep the catch closer to the wire (and the bottom), and lessens the chance for the chain to entangle, thus preventing sliding.

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PostPosted: 26 Dec 2006, 22:05 
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Thanks smitty, I'm going to use them only on drowning sets for mink and coon. I have 60.

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PostPosted: 26 Dec 2006, 22:26 
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My 1 1/2s that I use for mink near any water location have short chains,I want my mink under the water on a short hook-up.They will expire quickley with the weight of the trap and trying to fight any current.
I would use 8" to 12" length chain any thing shorter for me is to hard to deal with when trying to set up the location.(getting tired of bending over)
The water does not have to be a hunderd deep(wow thats deep) to drown your catch.


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I have 6 to 8 inches of chain with a swivel on the end. I attach the swivel with an S-link to the drowner slide.


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PostPosted: 27 Dec 2006, 09:59 
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Wheeler I am not an expert on drowner slides in fact I have never caught anything at these sets but it sounds like to me you are doing it incorrectly.The swivel is put on the drowner cable in such a way it will only slide down.When the critter tries to come back up the swivel will bind against the wire.If you are using an S hook as a drowning lock it will slide up and down letting the animal stay above water and not serving its purpose.

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PostPosted: 27 Dec 2006, 10:05 
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wildWV-- I don't think he is using the S-link as the drowner lock... it sounds like it is between the swivel and the lock.

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