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#3201153 - 06/26/12 01:06 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
lbtrapper Offline
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Registered: 10/21/10
Posts: 71
Loc: alaska
Anyone know where you can get 14 gauge wire in bulk? I go through so much I hate buying the 50-100 foot roles.
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#3202431 - 06/27/12 11:01 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
alaska viking Offline
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Registered: 12/25/07
Posts: 1846
Loc: juneau, alaska
MTP has large rolls for cheap, but due to shipping you will want to buy more traps with the order. grin
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#3202464 - 06/27/12 11:18 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
AKscott Offline
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Registered: 01/07/07
Posts: 137
Loc: north pole, AK
The Snare shop is another option, I got all my 11 gauge through them.
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#3202629 - 06/27/12 01:31 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
lbtrapper Offline
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Registered: 10/21/10
Posts: 71
Loc: alaska
Thanks AV! Had to order all my snaring gear for next year any how.
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#3202642 - 06/27/12 01:38 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
martenpine Offline
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Registered: 12/17/07
Posts: 1937
Loc: user conflictville, Alaska 99X...
LB did you check AIH?
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#3202833 - 06/27/12 03:54 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
lbtrapper Offline
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Registered: 10/21/10
Posts: 71
Loc: alaska
They didn't have 14, just 16.

I go through so much of that 14 gauge, buying all the small rolls kills me.
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#3203048 - 06/27/12 06:41 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
AKscott Offline
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Registered: 01/07/07
Posts: 137
Loc: north pole, AK
Akfurman prob. Has it also
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#3203203 - 06/27/12 08:28 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
Family Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2087
Loc: Homer, Alaska
How you going to carry larger rolls. I would rather buy the small rolls for my wire roll feeder than mess with anything larger. I get all mine through MTS. They will send flat rate. So the shipping is cheap. All wire is not created equal. Especially tie wire you get at like spenards etc. Has bad spots in it. When I was a kid you could tie off a trap with 16 gauge. No more. I have lost marten to 14 gauge. Just don't make it like they used to. Seems MTS is better than the local tie wire you get. I buy the cheap stuff locally for hanging bait etc.


Edited by Family Trapper (06/27/12 08:30 PM)
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#3203304 - 06/27/12 09:24 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: Family Trapper]
lbtrapper Offline
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Registered: 10/21/10
Posts: 71
Loc: alaska
Originally Posted By: Family Trapper
How you going to carry larger rolls. I would rather buy the small rolls for my wire roll feeder than mess with anything larger. I get all mine through MTS. They will send flat rate. So the shipping is cheap. All wire is not created equal. Especially tie wire you get at like spenards etc. Has bad spots in it. When I was a kid you could tie off a trap with 16 gauge. No more. I have lost marten to 14 gauge. Just don't make it like they used to. Seems MTS is better than the local tie wire you get. I buy the cheap stuff locally for hanging bait etc.


Last year I bought local stuff in the small rolls, had it break with a marten in the trap.. Luckily he had already expired and was still under the tree. How do you like the wire feeders FT? Been looking at getting one


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#3203340 - 06/27/12 09:45 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
Family Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2087
Loc: Homer, Alaska
Love them. I actually like the plastic ones better. The alum are just heavier and my plastic ones have held up good. One for 14 and one for 16. I think MTS has the plastic ones.
Something a friend showed me that work great too is to wrap your roll in duct tape. Cut out a center hole to pull your wire out of. It works real well. Far better than nothing. Actually I like it almost as much as the feeders.
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#3203357 - 06/27/12 10:00 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
yukontrapper Offline
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Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 1
Loc: Galena Alaska USA
haha, you know its summer and you miss trapping when you get wire and Lures are in the mail Box, postal lady called me :-) I really enjoy FT Harvester's Service and always got Flat rate priority shipping, anything from chain, wire, traps, even MB 750's and had them within 5 buisness Days.


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#3203558 - 06/28/12 03:51 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
trapped4ever Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/17/09
Posts: 31
Loc: alaska
LB and FT, I suspect you guys are using your wire wrong. Don't use it as an extension to your chain. Wrap a doubled strand of 16ga through the ring on your trap chain, and around your pole, limb, or whatever you are fastening to. Twist both ends together, so it brings the ring tight against the pole. No slack, and no flex point on the wire. If you leave a flex point, by using wire as an extension, I would expect breakage. Wiring solid like I described, should hold any marten you catch. It's worked for me on thousands of them, with no problems, anyway. I just use cheap 16 gauge rebar tie wire.

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#3205112 - 06/29/12 04:21 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
Family Trapper Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2087
Loc: Homer, Alaska
T4ever.That is exactly what I did last year. Not sure if it was you that told me or my buddy that came up that showed me. Not sure why it took so long to figure that one out. But it is how I tie now.
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#3205422 - 06/29/12 11:26 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: Family Trapper]
alaska viking Offline
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Registered: 12/25/07
Posts: 1846
Loc: juneau, alaska
Something a friend showed me that work great too is to wrap your roll in duct tape. Cut out a center hole to pull your wire out of. It works real well. Far better than nothing. Actually I like it almost as much as the feeders. [/quote]
Mad-Mike showed me that trick. Itworks great!
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#3205458 - 06/29/12 12:01 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 4792
Loc: NY
White17:


I found the PERFECT firewood splitter for you and Blister!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUIfHb-HNdw&feature=related


With this machine , you could corner the market on firewood in McGrath !! LOL laugh
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#3205504 - 06/29/12 12:38 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
white17 Offline

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Registered: 03/17/07
Posts: 14836
Loc: McGrath, AK
That really looks nice !
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#3205866 - 06/29/12 05:40 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
yukonjeff Offline
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Registered: 01/02/08
Posts: 858
Loc: M.T.V. Alaska
Fresh Chum...its whats for dinner!

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#3205877 - 06/29/12 05:45 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
Hupurest Offline
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Registered: 09/20/10
Posts: 525
Loc: Alaska
You mean, Alaska wild caught gourmet Keta, right?
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#3205966 - 06/29/12 06:45 PM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
yukonjeff Offline
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Registered: 01/02/08
Posts: 858
Loc: M.T.V. Alaska
Yes Arctic Keta...they decided to change the name after the Copper River B.S.ed everyone into thinking they had the best salmon since Jesus served fish to the masses in the desert.

These "Keta" are moist and full of flavor,they are not dry and turn to sawdust in your mouth like Reds do.
and they have a higher oil content than alot of the Kings in other parts of the sate.
these are not at all the same kind of Chums you see in sounth central or B.B.

you should look into some when you see them for sale in Anchorage...oh wait you dont eat fish..lol

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#3206395 - 06/30/12 01:44 AM Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #5 [Re: white17]
Hupurest Offline
"Andy S wannabe"

Registered: 09/20/10
Posts: 525
Loc: Alaska
I saw that Keta re-branding when I was on an AK air flight....

Hey, it worked for alot of other things....fanny pack = gay...... Lumbar Bag= acceptable..
I can't beleive how many people I talk to from outside that buy the canned bumblebee pink salmon.....

if you can re-name it and sell it to outsiders for top price, that is awesome.
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