Rope setting Conibear/Body grip traps

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Rope setting Conibear/Body grip traps

Postby Wld Fowl » Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:19 am

First get you a length of rope. I make mine about 7' long.
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Make a loop in one end.(Big enough to fit over what ever boot you are wearing)
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With spring open turn it untill you can get the eye open with the largest opening.
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Put the running end of the rope through the eye closest to your foot.
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Run it through the other eye and pull the rope through untill it gets close to your foot.
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Take the running end and run it the same way you did the first time.
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With the loop around your foot, pull the running end tight untill the spring closes and you can put the spring safety on. With the safety on let the rope go slowly.

Do the same for the other side if you need to.
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Postby Whistlerwhittler » Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:22 pm

Awesome! Thanks for showing us. I don't feel like jamming my hand in a 330 to test it out, but it looks like you should be able to do it one handed? I'll have to try it out (without actually being stuck in the trap).

Is it practical to regularly set the traps this way or should I still get/make one of those setters? Those 330's are a bear to set without some sort of tool. A length of rope is easier to carry and cheaper too.
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Postby Preacher1011 » Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:40 pm

Stickied. Thanks Wld Fowl. That's something people really needed to know. Especially if they get hung up in a coni, and trust me if you trap long enough it will happen. That was a GREAT step by step how-to Wld Fowl. Thanks again.
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Postby Wld Fowl » Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:49 pm

I reset all of my big Coni's this way. It beats lugging around a set of setters.

The rope you see is a new one I made for this today but realized my old rope was gone. I had my old one for about 5 years so they can last a long time.
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Postby Whistlerwhittler » Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:27 pm

Thanks again!
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