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Speed Dip or logwood dye?
By Buckshot, author of "Buckshot's Modern Trapper's Guide"- www.buckshotscamp.com

I use Speed Dip for all my water traps and am very happy with it. For my predator traps I still use logwood dye and wax. The reason; according to my catch results, the one year I used Speed Dip my predator line produced about 20 to 30% less. Simple, I switched back to logwood dye and my catch total was back up to normal. You can catch some fox and coyote with Speed Dip but think of the 20 to 30% you are missing because of using it. Logwood dye is a powder that comes in a 1-pound bag. It's pretty cheap and does about 6-8 dozen traps. You pour it in a 5-gallon container and boil the traps for 30 minutes; they come out black. Put a new batch of traps in the container; do this until you are done. Speed Dip comes in a 1-quart container you mix with gas and dip your traps. It does about 10 dozen traps. You dip your traps outside in the heat of summer and hang the traps and let them air out for 1-2 weeks.


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