Welcome to the Wild-About-Trapping.com Forums

Friends, Family and Outdoor Traditions
It is currently 17 Oct 2017, 13:28

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]





Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Longspring size
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2007, 01:48 
Offline
Trapper
Trapper

Joined: 01 Jan 2007, 19:52
Posts: 23
I am gonna be trapping small creeks and rivers which have a good population of mink and a large population of coon. Rats too I'm sure although I have seen very little rat sign. From local repaorts the rats have all but disappeared in recent years.
I will probably use alot of pocket and cubby sets. Is a #1 stout enough for coon or is the #11 a better choice? Or would you recommend another size? I know either would hold a mink and a rat is a no brainer. They seem to be very easy to hold. Any advice is appreciated.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2007, 04:48 
I don't know where you live, but coons here get pretty massive and the ice gets wicked thick. The #11 is a nice trap because it gives you the added ooph without venturing into 'overkill' on size. It's itty bitty-ness prevents footdamage on coons, but it's heavy enough to drown mink and rats.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2007, 06:58 
Offline
Trapper
Trapper

Joined: 22 Dec 2006, 13:50
Posts: 230
Location: Central Indiana
I'd probably steer-clear from the #1 (because of the coon), but wouldn't hesitate using a #11 or #1.5. I use them both & am happy with their performance. I'd set them all on slide-wires, and if you can't drown your rats, I'd use a stoploss type trap for them.

Smitty

_________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention
of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved
body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used
up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming-WOW-What
a Ride"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2007, 11:20 
Offline
Trapper
Trapper

Joined: 01 Jan 2007, 19:52
Posts: 23
I live in Southwestern Ohio. Not alot of ice here but the coons get big. I would like to try some 1 1/2 longsprings but cant find any at Cocolamus Creek's website. Nor do they offer the 110 mag or the stoploss longspring. Any tips on who has these traps at the best price?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2007, 14:37 
Offline
Trapper
Trapper

Joined: 22 Dec 2006, 13:50
Posts: 230
Location: Central Indiana
I'd look at the Cleepy Creek 1.5 longs, they're nice traps. Might try Minnesote Trapline Products.

Smitty

_________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention
of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved
body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used
up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming-WOW-What
a Ride"


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2007, 21:43 
Offline
Trapper
Trapper

Joined: 26 Dec 2006, 22:30
Posts: 31
Location: CENTRAL NEBRASKA
snare shops been good to me and my friends


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2007, 22:18 
Offline
Experienced Forum User
Experienced Forum User

Joined: 19 Dec 2006, 19:43
Posts: 258
Location: Arkansas
I use #2 Double longs for everything. 8) They are Victor though and they don't make them anymore. O well, I am sure sleepy creek makes good ones to. :D

_________________
Bobcat-1
Gray Fox-2
Coyote-1
Possum-Too many


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: longsprings
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2007, 22:33 
Offline
Trapper
Trapper

Joined: 20 Dec 2006, 09:38
Posts: 21
Location: MN
I use about 80 percent 1.5 coils the rest are 1.5 longsprings or #11. They are all on drowner cables. #1 is to small if you have coon around why take a chance.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  


cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group