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#1907213 - 03/21/10 10:46 AM Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: ]
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You be careful there, that water is way over your head deep.

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I use an exact copy of 2poor's drowners at castor mound sets as well. They work!

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#1907218 - 03/21/10 10:49 AM Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: ]
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Registered: 12/23/06
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I caught it ADC !

No sense commenting, as that would just give 160loser some fuel !

He is only as big around as a decent T-stake, but quite witty.
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#1907223 - 03/21/10 10:55 AM Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: 2poor]
Kirk Offline
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Registered: 05/19/08
Posts: 3906
Loc: louisiana
do you put anything on the bottom end say a spade shaped sharpened piece of metal to help stick into the mud or do you just sharpen the end of the rebar ?
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#1907233 - 03/21/10 11:03 AM Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: Kirk]
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Kirk

The re-rod is plenty easy to push into most bottoms, without any further modifications.
If I sharpened it, I would some how manage to poke myself ! wink
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#1907246 - 03/21/10 11:10 AM Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: 2poor]
Kirk Offline
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Registered: 05/19/08
Posts: 3906
Loc: louisiana
Thanks 2poor the nut your putting on the lower end you talked about are you welding it to the side or just sliding it over the rod like you would with a rebar stake ?


Edited by Kirk (03/21/10 11:13 AM)
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#1907254 - 03/21/10 11:16 AM Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: Kirk]
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Loc: Lake Mille Lacs , MN
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I just slide the nut up the rod and weld it, just like a K-9 stake.
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#1907259 - 03/21/10 11:20 AM Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: 2poor]
Kirk Offline
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Registered: 05/19/08
Posts: 3906
Loc: louisiana
thanks again 2poor Im planing on making a couple dozen this summer
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#1907335 - 03/21/10 12:33 PM Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: Kirk]
goldy Offline
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Registered: 12/31/07
Posts: 4433
Loc: minnesota
Rods are great. Makes beaver trapping much easier. Your lucky you were using a 750 in the first picture though. Looks like he darn near pulled out. LOL. Although you can get away with shallow water (30" or less) using 750's, smaller (#3 or #4) traps set deep (for hind foot) in shallow water don't mix. A smaller trap and you probably wouldn't have held that beaver.
Most places I trap, with gradual sloping bottoms, 8' rods are too short. 10' are ideal ifor most places I set, I use 12' more than 8' even.

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#1907526 - 03/21/10 02:04 PM Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: goldy]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 8691
Loc: Lake Mille Lacs , MN
I doubt highly the Beaver pulled out at all. A poor back foot catch due to poor conditions and trap placement is far more likely.
Trying to bed a MB-750 on shelf ice has it challenges.

Good news is even caught by the webbing he got to enjoy a ride in my pickup.

I got no use for a #3 when Beaver trapping Goldy. I been telling you for years those are a Yote traps. LOL
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#1907530 - 03/21/10 02:06 PM Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: goldy]
fluff 747 Offline
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Registered: 11/24/09
Posts: 411
Loc: vinita,okla
Goldy showed me his on a link , and there all i want to use now ! I like how easy they are to set and use , they dont weight the boat down at all like the drowning blocks!!! By the way THANKS GOLDY !
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#1907554 - 03/21/10 02:19 PM Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: fluff 747]
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 7353
Loc: South Central Nebraska age 64
Thanks 2poor...great post, I made my first rod a couple years ago and it worked great. Just don't have the beaver (or weasel) you do up north. Tom

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#1907579 - 03/21/10 02:35 PM Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: tmrschessie]
Arkansasbowhunte Offline
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Registered: 09/21/08
Posts: 438
Loc: Arkansas
I use them almost exclusively. Even in places that the water doesn't drop off quickly I can use a cable and run it through the end of the rod to stake the deep end of a cable drowner. I haven't had to do that often but it is food for thought. I still have to stake the shallow end of the cable and the rod but it still beats carrying a big weight or filling a sand bag.

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#1907989 - 03/21/10 05:46 PM Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: ]
coonwild Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 623
Loc: southern ontario canada


i love them rods too


Edited by coonwild (03/22/10 07:16 AM)
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#1908074 - 03/21/10 06:10 PM Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: coonwild]
swampcat Offline
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Registered: 12/07/08
Posts: 418
Loc: Northern Minnesota
You can't beat using drowner rods the only way to go- I wouldn't dream of doing it any other way anymore-

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#1908218 - 03/21/10 07:03 PM Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: ]
Lou Strozza Offline
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Registered: 12/08/07
Posts: 364
Loc: Illinois USA
In the past 2 years I've been running carbon drowners from Tim Kresel in Mn, Once you try them, You'll wonder how you ever trapped without them!
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#1909300 - 03/22/10 08:44 AM Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: Lou Strozza]
trapperlee Offline
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Registered: 07/29/07
Posts: 401
Loc: Minnesota
Here are a couple i have got on rods so far this year.





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#1909331 - 03/22/10 09:19 AM Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: trapperlee]
70sdiver Offline
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Registered: 12/23/08
Posts: 1010
Loc: eastern washinghton
how deep in the mud do you have to stake the terminal end.
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#1909338 - 03/22/10 09:27 AM Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: 70sdiver]
217trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/30/09
Posts: 357
Loc: IL, Springfield
sweet, ya learn sumthing new everyday!
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#1909613 - 03/22/10 12:58 PM Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: ]
trapperkeck Offline
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Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 4117
Loc: Crofton, NE
Instead of a nut on the deep end, I weld a large flat washer on the side of the rod. When pushed into the sand/gravel, it works similar to a pogo anchor. I have seen no need to grind a point on the end of the rods. If the bottom is so hard you can't push it in, you're probly going to have to weight it down with a bag of rocks anyway.
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#1928712 - 04/01/10 04:02 AM Re: Beaver " drowning rods" [Re: ]
shorthair Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 1145
Loc: Maine
ttt
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