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footholds for beaver

looking to get some footholds for beaver. What do you guys reccomend. I already have a few conibear but I would like to start using footholds. Also dont have a huge budget..lol
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Re: footholds for beaver

Only beavers I ever caught in footholds were in #2 Northwoods coils. These were drowning wire sets and the #2's worked flawlessly. Front foot holds and drowned beavers. That's just what I had on hand to use. Would maybe go with a #3 coil or an MB-550 if I were really going to run a serious beaver line.

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#4 duke coilsprings....beaver footholds on a budget
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I know that #2 will hold a beaver with a drowning set but I do not like to go with anything less than a #3coil but the best beaver foothold in my opinion is the double longspring #4 you can bed them nice and solid and they are big enough for a solid rear foot catch. I would rather buy a couple less traps and get the #4's I know that they are expensive but I believe worth the extra money. Perhaps you can find some good used. Good luck, love to trap those flat tails.

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Re: footholds for beaver

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Am I correct that those dukes pans set on the edge of the jaws? If they are the traps I am thinking of I personally do not care for that setup ??? Do you have good luck with them, always thought it left the pan way too low. Whats your thoughts on this.

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I probably should clarify.........the sets I used were made to produce a front foot hold or nothing at all. Gotta agree that I'd not even think of using a #2 if a rear foot catch was even a remote possibility.

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If your looking for some beaver foot holds shoot me a PM I have seven to get rid of. They are real strong traps.

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Re: footholds for beaver

bridger #3 work good if you know how to set up for a rear foot catch.also like strut said about the #2.i have used duke 1.50 up to #2 but only when going for a front foot and a good drowning rig
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Am I correct that those dukes pans set on the edge of the jaws? If they are the traps I am thinking of I personally do not care for that setup ??? Do you have good luck with them, always thought it left the pan way too low. Whats your thoughts on this.
Not that ive noticed they are a copy of the #3 Bridger...with factory 4 coils....6.5 square jaw...only problem that i noticed with the ones i have is that the loose jaw is alittle high when set but doesnt seem to effect them...
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Re: footholds for beaver

In PA you're limited to a 6 1/2 inch jawspread for beaver (and everything else) footholds. So, a 6 1/2 inch trap it is. Here's why...



54 pounder's back foot spread out over a Bridger #3, which has a 6 1/2 inch spread. The Duke #4 is also a 6 1/2 inch trap. Here's his foot in the trap... another example of why to use the biggest trap possible.


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