Painfull as it is....
we make over 100 dozen a year for trappers across the country from Alaska to Florida and a lot of places in between. I make several hundred for myself to use each year.
I'm not high tech, but I make the same snares that I use and that's what people want. I won't sell something I wouldn't use. But this post isn't about what I can do for you...it's about what you can do for yourself.
Snares are not hard to make if you have the right stuff and a little bit of know how.
You don't need high dollar crimpers and such, to make a quality snare.
What I really sell, or should say, "give" is customer service When you get something from me, I teach you how to use it and do so effectively.
Trappers call me all the time and ask for advice. I never turn any away, either.
And I dare say, that if trappers on this web-site who read my post stood up and said, "Your post helped me become a better snareman", well there'd be one or two anyway...
I hand tune everything that leaves here...I'm an ADC trapper full time. I trap and snare for a living and the things I make are the things that help keep me in business. People understand that.
Regardless, trappers won't stop ordering...I guess they like something custom made.