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#3217463 - 07/08/12 08:29 AM Re: Advice on mole traps [Re: jdl9986]
Peskycritter Offline
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Registered: 02/13/12
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Might be a good idea to add a barrel swivel so the trap spins more freely
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#3217488 - 07/08/12 08:48 AM Re: Advice on mole traps [Re: jdl9986]
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That should work just fine. As long as there is room for trap rotation to function properly alot of methods of tethering would work.
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#3218088 - 07/08/12 04:18 PM Re: Advice on mole traps [Re: jdl9986]
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The other day I had 3 out of 4 traps set off with nothing in them. So, I went with the theory of more is better and set 7 traps within about 4 feet of each other. I win!
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#3218979 - 07/09/12 09:16 AM Re: Advice on mole traps [Re: jdl9986]
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Registered: 02/04/12
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Loc: Oregon
I use the plastic coated flexable metal wire with crimps for the teather as moles sharp teeth can cut thru mono as I have found to my regret some years ago.

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#3219057 - 07/09/12 10:24 AM Re: Advice on mole traps [Re: Bob Jameson]
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Loc: kent county, MI
Originally Posted By: Bob Jameson
Running a staking wire like a surveying flag type to mark your trap does restrict the mobility and rotation of the traps function.
I also ran them initially with that system of staking until I ran into some misses often enough to realize something wasnt quite right. Once you analyze the traps function you will better understand the need for a tether of sorts is a better means of anchoring allowing better trap function.
Fishing swivel on the end is fast and easy.
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#3219471 - 07/09/12 04:43 PM Re: Advice on mole traps [Re: jdl9986]
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How are you attaching the swivel? With a split ring of sorts?
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#3219938 - 07/09/12 09:38 PM Re: Advice on mole traps [Re: Bob Jameson]
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I think he is talking about the snap swivel. Good idea!
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#3219981 - 07/09/12 10:00 PM Re: Advice on mole traps [Re: jdl9986]
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I haven't added a swivel yet , I was thinking of adding a barrel swivel to the fishing line , but then bluebill said fishing swivel which I think ment snap swivel . That would be very easy to add . I have some stainless steel snap swivels on the boat I think I will give that a try with no fishing line
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#3220204 - 07/10/12 02:46 AM Re: Advice on mole traps [Re: jdl9986]
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It's about the trap spinning around when it's fired . And not letting coons run off with your trapped moles . No one is having problems with moles taking off with the trap . The trap is made to spin I'm finding out . I just started using these traps this year . I thought I was reinventing the wheel by just staking the loop only to find that I started missing moles . When I used tethers I hardly missed any . Great trap by the way . Always wishing I had more .
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#3220273 - 07/10/12 06:23 AM Re: Advice on mole traps [Re: jdl9986]
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Yes I am talking about snap swivels. For the last couple years I was staking a survey flag thru the hole and did well, but I did have some unexplained misses. Adding snap swivels are cheap & easy insurance and have improved my catch rate.
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#3220280 - 07/10/12 06:36 AM Re: Advice on mole traps [Re: jdl9986]
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I assumed you were talking about the snap type swivels but wanted to ask. The swivels with a heavy line would work very well also I can see. Very good idea to allow unobstructed trap rotation. I like the longer 1/16" stainless cables about 3" with ferruled loops. That setup usually gives me enough reach to connect both end trap cables from each trap with one anchor flag in most cases.
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#3220348 - 07/10/12 08:06 AM Re: Advice on mole traps [Re: Peskycritter]
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Registered: 06/09/10
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Loc: Finger Lakes Region, NY
Originally Posted By: Peskycritter
And not letting coons run off with your trapped moles

Ah, got cha.

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#3221681 - 07/11/12 01:33 AM Re: Advice on mole traps [Re: jdl9986]
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Registered: 06/07/12
Posts: 25
Loc: Chitwood Oregon
My brother inlaw loaned me two of the trapline traps about a month ago and within a week caught 2 miles that had been filling my scissor traps with dirt. I ordered 2 dozen and last week has them all in the ground plus some scissor traps so I ordered another 2 dozen. Great product, surprised they don't come with a tether.Kevin
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#3221729 - 07/11/12 06:02 AM Re: Advice on mole traps [Re: jdl9986]
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Earlier traps that I purchased from Steve had them. Must just be to time consuming for him to install them I would assume.
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