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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-14-2019, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
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Drowning Rods

I am looking for 1/2 drowning rods, 48" long, maybe 6 ro 10. Having trouble finding them. Anyone have a good source or supplier?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-14-2019, 08:27 PM
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Unless you need Fiberglas, they're pretty easy to make out of rebar with a loop welded on top and bottom stopper or use Bauer no-weld hardware. 4' seems kinda short though.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Maybe I will go 72".
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-16-2019, 09:59 PM
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Where I beaver trap (a mix of ponds, streams, lakes and big rivers ), Iím using 1/8 cable sliders that are made up 10 feet long. You can always anchor higher on the shoreline if you donít need the extra length. You could do the same with a piece of 8 foot rerod. With rare exception, I wouldnít consider anything shorter than 8 foot to get a beaver into drowning depth water.
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I agree totally with BB. We use 10' lengths of rebar and also wouldn't go less than 8' to ensure getting out to drowning depth. Remember you'll have to stick 1-2 ft. in the mud to anchor under water then have 1 ft. or more anchored out of the water.

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