I was recently told after seeing someone scoldded for not having traps laminated that All the big numbers guys in the states modify there traps and laminate them.
This indivdiaul even laminates there #1s now thats got me wondering why would you laminate a #1 I guess if you had coon but for rats ? or Marten??
The biggest reason I dont laminate is with laminated jaws you create more surface area that has to punch through the snow that can be countered by then adding a second set of springs now all of this adds up to weight, weight in Alaska means dollars often alot of dollars not to mention I dont own a welder and the going rate here is $75 an hour for welding. I only make chain modifications to some of my traps. This consist of adding a swivel or two and some extension cable.I do this with most with the exception of marten traps a chunk of wire is all thats needed. SO how many of you laminate your traps? What other modifications do you make? I understand why alot make these mods but how many do it?