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#1787576 - 02/02/10 03:49 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: ForrestŪ]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16170
Loc: Central Ohio
Not nessasarily harder...1x19 is stiffer cable and will load easier....most people apply too much preasure. My right hands does not hold the cable tightly as I turn it to the left!

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#1805157 - 02/08/10 12:24 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16170
Loc: Central Ohio
Got a PM from a trapper who wondered where 'Possum skinner was and if he was ok?

Yo' 'Possum....?

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#1806573 - 02/08/10 07:52 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
WST Offline
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Registered: 04/02/08
Posts: 297
Loc: Eastern Oregon
I was wondering that mayself. Hopefully he's out catching a bunch of stuff.

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#1807467 - 02/09/10 03:28 AM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: WST]
STEEL NECK TIE Offline
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Registered: 12/28/09
Posts: 159
Loc: Southeast Missouri
Just wondering, have you guys ever weaved a eye in the end of your snares and then crimped the ferrule on? I have never used a snare, but out here on the river we weave alot or eyes back in wires after the ferrules break. I guess in a pinch out in the field it would work and on slide cables too. Just to clarify I'm not talking about rolling a eye in the cable, I'm talking about taking the end of the wire apart and weaving it back together in the shape of a eye. Also thanks to all of you for the info you've shared on this site.
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#1811593 - 02/10/10 11:12 AM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: Beaver Ridge]
bctomcat Offline
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Registered: 07/20/09
Posts: 208
Loc: 100 Mile House, BC Can
You LOAD A SNARE by grasping the lock with your left hand and 6-8 inches of the cable with you right hand. Now run the cable over a screwdriver or nail clamped in a vise. Run the cable slowly over the nail applying pressure, but not to much. Experience will tell you how much pressure to use. Load the cable from lock out, not the cable the lock runs over.In the picture, herewith of a well loaded snare, the loading is to the left of the lock.

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#1811680 - 02/10/10 11:25 AM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: bctomcat]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16170
Loc: Central Ohio
Good post BC!

One should note to use a screwdriver that has a "round" shaft, as many brands have a shaft that has SIDES!

I have never used a screwdriver, but have used a 16 penny nail.
I currently use a smooth 1/2" rod in a vice.

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#1814439 - 02/11/10 12:20 AM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
Missippi Offline
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Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 92
Loc: Mississippi
On weaving the eyes, I am about to build some snares and thats what i am planning on doing. It will hold to the working load of the cable and is very easy to do and you can make whatever size loop you want. Also it can be taken apart. In the oilfield we used to call that an okie eye. Don't ask me why just what we called it.

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#1816473 - 02/11/10 07:34 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: Missippi]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16170
Loc: Central Ohio
Can someone who ISN'T from Mississippi, translate that ? whistle

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#1816806 - 02/11/10 09:15 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
jjbathke2001 Offline
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Registered: 12/11/08
Posts: 392
Loc: Niobrara Nebraska
Missippi

In the navy we used to do that to cable, nothing really as small as what ur wanting to do. We used it for 7/8 up to 1 1/2.

Lt Grey

What missippi is say is to splice an eye in the end of the cable its fairly easy to do, all you have to to is unbraid half the cable about 8 inches up, you have leg A and leg B, take Leg A and twist it up leg B it will braid naturally on the other leg, this will form half of the eye, all you have to do now is braid the other half of the leg.It will form an eye of about 1-2 inches. This is as strong as the cable its self.

Thats an explanation of boatswainmate from NEBRASKA
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#1816874 - 02/11/10 09:39 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: jjbathke2001]
Missippi Offline
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Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 92
Loc: Mississippi
There you go... Thanks JJ

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#1816882 - 02/11/10 09:44 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: Missippi]
braswell 38 Offline
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Registered: 02/09/09
Posts: 370
Loc: Challis, Idaho
I use them on most all of my cable no matter what I am doing with it. Works great and it is much stronger that doubling the cable and using a ferral.
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#1818533 - 02/12/10 03:15 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: braswell 38]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16170
Loc: Central Ohio
Someone give me a picture of this, so I can unscramble my brain.... crazy



(I can't figure out why you would do this...)

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#1818638 - 02/12/10 03:57 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
renny1 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 73
Loc: sd
Steve Craig wrote it up for the TPC back in the 80's I think. Unravel the cable into two equal pieces, one side has 4 strands and the other has 3. Then cross them and wrap one side down the leg on the other side, it falls into place like it was made to, and do other side the same. You get an unbroken loop. It works but I thought you had two weak spots at the bottom of your loop because it is only half cable where the cable ends. Maybe not, don't know. I could be wrong but I think it only works on 7x7, no center strand. Neat trick to know if you are in the field and need a loop at the end of your cable and don't have a double ferrel.

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#1818803 - 02/12/10 04:46 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: renny1]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16170
Loc: Central Ohio
Can't possibly be better than a double ferrel!

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#1818813 - 02/12/10 04:49 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
renny1 Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 73
Loc: sd
I agree. Now that I think about it, I think Tom Krause wrote the article and gave the credit to Steve Craig. I should know better than to trust my memory.

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#1823534 - 02/14/10 12:45 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
jjbathke2001 Offline
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Registered: 12/11/08
Posts: 392
Loc: Niobrara Nebraska
LT i use it only as an emergency fix while in the boat, or on the wheeler, where i have run out of cable extensions or need to make something on the spot.
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#1823588 - 02/14/10 01:08 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: jjbathke2001]
jjbathke2001 Offline
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Registered: 12/11/08
Posts: 392
Loc: Niobrara Nebraska
something like this

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#1824258 - 02/14/10 05:34 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: jjbathke2001]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16170
Loc: Central Ohio
These are how I store my snares for the season.
( Shown: snare supports)


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#1824946 - 02/14/10 08:29 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: LT GREY]
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Good stuff LT. Here's some old info of mine to add to your post....

First cut your cable to the desired length. Next, attach a stop to one end. (I pound on aluminum stops but nuts work too) Then, roll the cable between your fingers to see which way it naturally wants to curve. This is called finding the "memory" of the cable...



Then using a pair of small needle nosed pliers bend a small loop exactly back wards of the natural curl. (if the cable wants to bend down you bend the little end back up)...





Now, using a piece of smooth rod, run the first several inches of the cable over it to, in effect, curl the cable like curling a ribbon. This curl should be with the natural memory of the cable not against it like small curl at the end. This is the "loading" of the cable....





Next put on your lock. I'm using a Reichart Slammer Lock here. (180* reverse bend lock) These are one of the locks that are recommended for live snaring and on cable restraints (great for coon and beaver)....



Next add your support collar (whammy), swivel, swivel washer and end stop...



To be Iowa legal I add the nut to create a "deer stop" which pervents the loop closing smaller than 2 1/2" in diameter. (this is to allow leg caught deer to step out of the loop) You then have a completed loaded snare....



Here's short video on building my live catch snares...



~ADC~

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#1825340 - 02/14/10 10:25 PM Re: Making Your Own Snares [Re: ]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16170
Loc: Central Ohio
Very nice...(just don't let P.S. see you pounding a ferrel shut with a hammer, he will brow beat you...) laugh

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