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#943302 - 10/21/08 02:02 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: Trapper7]
LT GREY Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16111
Loc: Central Ohio
I like the CDR's over MB's because of the Posi-trip pan.

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#943398 - 10/21/08 03:07 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: LT GREY]
coontrap Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/13/08
Posts: 161
Loc: georgetown,KY
MB750's and the TS-85. All my 750's are offset and laminated and the TS-85's I laminated myself.
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#943448 - 10/21/08 03:31 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: coontrap]
bobkat Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 190
Loc: virginia
Not familar with the TS85. Who makes/ sells them. Thanks-

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#943470 - 10/21/08 03:42 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: bobkat]
coontrap Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/13/08
Posts: 161
Loc: georgetown,KY
www.KAATZBROS.COM. They designed and sell the traps. As far as I know,they are the only ones that do.
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#943689 - 10/21/08 06:13 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: coontrap]
1st RiverRat Offline
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Registered: 02/26/08
Posts: 771
Loc: Tama country IA
They did NOT design them a feller outa MN did used to go by fossil on here. I never set one on the line but they seem a might slow closing IMO. Id like to see a 4 coiled one.
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#943693 - 10/21/08 06:16 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: 1st RiverRat]
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Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 15611
Loc: Alabama (Bama for short) 108 y...
They don't need 4 coiled river rat, i promise ya that!
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#943697 - 10/21/08 06:20 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: Jtrapper]
GLEN Offline
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Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 653
Loc: va
I have used them all except of the 85 and the 750 out performs them all.
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#943707 - 10/21/08 06:26 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: GLEN]
arctichomestead Offline
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Registered: 07/25/08
Posts: 362
Loc: VT, AK
#4 double longsprings work nicely and can be had used cheaper than the others (the mb750's, etc. are all great traps, not saying they aren't, but the #4's will do the job).
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#943711 - 10/21/08 06:29 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: arctichomestead]
Jtrapper Online   crying


Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 15611
Loc: Alabama (Bama for short) 108 y...
Glad i ain't gotta make a living trapping beaver with #4 longsprings, lol.
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#943724 - 10/21/08 06:36 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: Jtrapper]
Derek Dutton Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 212
Loc: Southern Illinois
The TS-85, made lots of skinning work down South for Kyle...(and Jackie) LOL...

I recently looked one over real good, a dang well built beaver catching machine, they dont close slow, thats not a worry.

I have a load of MB-750's they work great for me. I as well have a pile of CDR's, they aint bad neither. The one thing I do like is I can set the 750's on my knee and dont need setters.

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#943731 - 10/21/08 06:41 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: Jtrapper]
arctichomestead Offline
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Registered: 07/25/08
Posts: 362
Loc: VT, AK
Originally Posted By: Jtrapper
Glad i ain't gotta make a living trapping beaver with #4 longsprings, lol.


I did pretty well with them, mostly Victors with cast jaws, and one old rather beat up Newhouse. I'm tempted to buy some 4 1/2 sleepy creeks or bridger #5 dls's for a bigger jaw spread. The mb750's and such are nice traps but truthfully I like longspring traps better.
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#943744 - 10/21/08 06:45 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: Derek Dutton]
1st RiverRat Offline
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Registered: 02/26/08
Posts: 771
Loc: Tama country IA
My favorite trap is a bridger #3 or the close copy duke #4. Anit nothing wrong with a bridger # 2 either Dont laugh They get their foot in there front or back and they will be there come morin. No I wouldnt want to do full time ADC with it but it but it gets the job done on the fur line. I like the fact that they dont weigh a ton.
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#943765 - 10/21/08 06:51 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: 1st RiverRat]
bic Offline
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Registered: 01/15/08
Posts: 6537
Loc: Central Pa. 54
I had a 1-3/4 DUKE 2 coil set for mink on a drowning wire. The next day I had a 37 Lb beaver on the end of the wire. Lucky I might add, the beaver went under a log and couldn't break surface on the other side and expired. If he had tryed hitting land He would have probably pulled out.
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#943776 - 10/21/08 06:56 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: bic]
GLEN Offline
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Registered: 02/19/07
Posts: 653
Loc: va
those 4 1/2 sleepy creek are a lot like the 44 B&L but much stronger and heavier. GOOD trap too but I haven't used one but my buddy does
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#943824 - 10/21/08 07:13 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: GLEN]
coondawg Offline
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Registered: 02/07/08
Posts: 1193
Loc: SE Ohio
I run CDR's MB750'sand #5 bridger ouble longs and love them all. If I had to rate them I would say that the CDR is at the top. I do want to try the ts85 though.
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#943884 - 10/21/08 07:35 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: coondawg]
Yotaholic Offline
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Registered: 12/28/06
Posts: 185
Loc: Bent mountain VA
#5 Bridger Double Longspring
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#943944 - 10/21/08 07:54 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: Yotaholic]
Jtrapper Online   crying


Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 15611
Loc: Alabama (Bama for short) 108 y...
Still got my old #4 blake and lamb's, was all we had to beaver trap with in those days. I'll stick with the better beaver traps we have these days.

BMP's claim a #11 is a good beaver trap too, ive held a few in them so I guess they are a good beaver trap, right up there with 1.75 coils and such.
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#944105 - 10/21/08 08:53 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: Jtrapper]
trapper34 Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/21/07
Posts: 1176
Loc: SW,MN
I will be trying the TS 85 this fall. It looks very beefy & I am sure I will not be disappointed in them.The MB750 or #5 will work as well. Good luck!
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#944129 - 10/21/08 09:01 PM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: trapper34]
MT Mtn Trapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/12/07
Posts: 1467
Loc: NW Montana
Bridger #3s set for front foot catch. Grab 'em by the front foot and it doesn't take as much water to drown 'em. I've had back foot catches too and the Bridgers have always held.
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#944576 - 10/22/08 08:23 AM Re: Beaver footholds [Re: MT Mtn Trapper]
kytrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 710
Loc: SE Kentucky
Jackie, Glad I don't have to make a livin' trapping beavers period. Know anyone that does that????
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