Identification Tags - what do ya'll use

Discussion in 'Alternative Methods of Catching Catfish' started by Eddie Mullins, May 26, 2009.

  1. Eddie Mullins

    Eddie Mullins New Member

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    I'm about to start making some lines / jugs and will confess I have used them in the past without tags :crazy: , but want these legal as they will be transported and used in at least two states.

    Yoyo's I have seen people write directly on them with a permanent marker, so no big delimman there... Jugs/noodles I think I should be able to write on them also, but for trot lines, I've never actually seen one that was "tagged" . .

    Just wondering what was typically used trot lines , limb lines, etc...
     
  2. sheldonc

    sheldonc New Member

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    I just take grey duct tape and right the info on it with a black permanent marker. Then I pull off trice as much tape and fold it over the line and stick it together.

    I seldom have lines out for more than a weekend at a time. I have never seen the water wash the marker off of the tape.
     

  3. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    I take an empty milk jug and cut it into tags and then write my info on them with a sharpie marker and punch a hole in one end or both ends with a hole punch and then hang on the end of my line.
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Kevin thanks for sharing a cheep and effective idea.
     
  5. thecatman

    thecatman Well-Known Member

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    for trotlines the best way to mark them is to make one of your weights the mark take an old bleach jug fill with concrete and write the info on it works great and gives ya the perfect first weight on the line
     
  6. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    No doubt Mickey ...Kevin thanks thats a good one and simple nuff I aint never seen that or thought bout it OH YEAH !
     
  7. superman

    superman New Member

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    i took a piece of sheet alluminum and cut my tags out of it and used my letter punches to put my info on them have had them for years
     
  8. Eddie Mullins

    Eddie Mullins New Member

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    Several god ideas here! as always, this site hasn't disapointed me yet!

    Not sure which I'll go with, but I have options and some other ideas of my on now.

    One thing for certain is, I need to get a few permanent markers.
     
  9. opposum

    opposum Active Member

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    I've used copper trapping tags. Sometimes the magic marker on tape or other items will become hard to read. Copper tags are durable and easy to read. Trapping magazines or trapping supply stores would be a good place to start.
     
  10. Welder

    Welder New Member

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    I do the same just with bleach jugs, oil jugs and detrgent jugs the plastcs a lil thicker and tuffer
     
  11. vetrock

    vetrock New Member

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    I've had the permanent marker wash off duct tape and milk jugs.

    So, I have started writing my info a piece of paper, then I use clear shipping tape to tape the paper on both sides.

    It is waterproof, cheap, and durable.
     
  12. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    depends on the brands of markers... I've never had the Sharpie markers wash off.
     
  13. bnewsom71

    bnewsom71 New Member

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    I just went online and bought regular trap tags. I think it was 20ish for 200 tags. Easy and cheap!
     
  14. simpsonese

    simpsonese New Member

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    I'll take a pill bottle and just print my info off and put it in the bottle and then stuff some string in it and place the lid back on.
     
  15. whisker maniac

    whisker maniac New Member

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    Cant' do that in Arkansas... has to be visible.
     
  16. oh no

    oh no New Member

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    Years ago when I worked at Bethlehem steel,,, they had a stamp machine that made metal tags to identify parts,,,,I made myself up a bunch of those tags...about 3" x 5" stainless steel,,, I have them on big snap swivels,,,, they work great.
     
  17. Cliffcat

    Cliffcat New Member

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    I work in a office where I have access to a number of 3-ringed binders. They often come with a heavy, white or opaque plastic liner to keep pages from sticking to the inside cover of the binder. I cut these into 2X3" rectangles, punch a hole in the corner, write on them with a permanent marker, and use them for anything that needs to be tagged (trot line, minnow trap, limb line, etc.). The writing stays on for a very long time.

    Ralph
     
  18. Vector

    Vector New Member

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    I do this, and put it in a Gatorade bottle and fill it with water ALMOST to the top. That way, I can still find the jug if I don't remember EXACTLY where it is, and at the same time, its not REALLY visible.

    The tags last in the water for a week or a little more.

    Vector
     
  19. duckriverdave

    duckriverdave New Member

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    I do this also. I use 1 x 2 5/8ths mailing labels and print all the info on my computer. I put them around the PVC pipe on my noodle jugs and use the clear boxing tape to keep them dry.

    This seems to work well.

    drd
     
  20. bedbug jr

    bedbug jr New Member

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    I had a bunch of name tags made up kinda like the military dog tags and used them, but I like Kevins idea and it's much cheaper:wink: Stay safe and stick a pig!!!