I’ve tried over the years making snares and have had some turn out good and some not so good. I think maybe part of it was the quality of the cable. Who makes good snares and where do you get your components? I think in my older age I can see using them more.
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I have been making mine for several years now. I have tried many different components and cable but I finally settled on 5/64 1x19 (Korean only! No Chinese crap). The 1x19 is stiff and holds a really nice loop. Many people prefer the 3/32 7x7 which is a bit more flimsy and will tend to have more of a teardrop loop but is stronger.. as far as where I get my components, I usually switch around from Cumberland’s, Southern Snares, and the Snare Shop depending on who has what want. I try to use Southern Snares when I can because they come and support Mr. Seavers at his trappers class every year.
BTW, you said who makes “good” snares.....mine work, but I’m not sure I would put them in the category of “good” yet. I need to work on my loading...
Well, I don't know about how good they are but I catch critters with mine. I learned how to make them from Hal Sullivans book Snaring 2000 and have fine tuned them some for my purposes. I load my snares and that takes a lot of the tear drop out of the 7X7 3/32 cable. I still use 7x7 for beaver but for other stuff I use the 1x19 5/64. Like Weez said it makes a really nice loop and seems like it fires a little faster than 7x7 cable. Quality cable is a must. I order all my stuff for snares from Snare Shop. I've started using the micro locks and really like them.
Post by thumbcatcher on Jun 4, 2020 14:00:28 GMT -5
I make mine and I catch critters but saying there good I wouldn't , Loading is the biggest problem I have. I have a relative who makes his own snares and doesn't load a snare and catches way more than me every year. I guess its what your use to.