Here is a drag i made in fab class

Discussion in 'Trapping & Fur Taking' started by field989, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. field989

    field989 New Member

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    its not the best.... but i am gonna buy some more rebar and make a few more... maybe even try to sell a few of em....

    this bad boy weighs in at around 5lbs

    the next ones i make will be better and maybe even heavier : )

    so what do yall think of this.....
    think they would sell for around 5 bucks?

    Thanks

    Jeff
     
  2. fishhook

    fishhook New Member

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    Jeff, I think you did a fine job on the drag but all you really need is like two J hooks back to back and twisted a little. Look in some of the trapper supply or trapping magazines to get an idea of what they look like. The weight is not as important as how good the drag will hook up and tangle in brush or tall weeds to get your target animal out of site which is the main reason for the drag. The second reason is where you have ground that you can't stake solid in. You don't have to worry about losing the animal, just look at the dirt dragged out of the hole to see in which direction the animal went.
     

  3. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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  4. field989

    field989 New Member

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    well it helps preserve ur set that u made and it also hides the animal from people... like lets say u trap near a road... or well where people could see ur catches from the road.. well after the animal is cought and there is a drag on it the animal will go for cover... hiding its self

    also if u trap in very rocky soil and staking is not a option... its a alternative

    Jeff
     
  5. TX Fisherman

    TX Fisherman New Member

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    oh, okay, thankyou very much!
     
  6. field989

    field989 New Member

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    Your welcome

    any other questions?


    Jeff
     
  7. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    No questions here but Id like to add that almost anything can be used as a drag I have used old window weights with sucessas long as it will LEAVE a mark to follow and hang up so the catch is not lostI make mine from 1/2" smooth rod with the points opposing so no matter which way it flips there will be a drag mark to follow and the drag will eventually hang them.
    they weigh about a half pound
     
  8. Paraguayguy

    Paraguayguy New Member

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    I worked for Texaco and Shell Oil in Paraguay doing oil exploration in the late 70's. Fur was at an all time high. We were cutting siesmic lines all over what was then virgin countryside. I caught foxes, ocelots, geofreys cat, pumas, and two jaguars. Me and the four other guys in camp that trapped all used drags made from hardwood twisted branches about as thick as your wrist. The underbrush in the Paraguayan Chaco is thick, full of vines and thorns. The drags weighed 4-8 pounds. I never lost a puma or a jaguar. The big cats would go up the trail a ways then try to cut over in the brush. They never made it more than 10 yards before they were hopelessly hung up. They were easy to find too. If the wind was right, they would smell you before you heard the chain rattle and start growling from deep in their chests'. Used to make every hair on my head stand straight up. We would hog tie the pumas and turn them loose as the fur had no value, a jaguar brought $400, ocelots $150, Geofrey's cat $90, foxes $35. The good old days.
     
  9. Scott Daw

    Scott Daw New Member

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    and here I thought you made a drag for a fishing reel. lol ooops.