Explain it too me in easy to understand logical thinking...Why is waxing traps to be used in water sets bad? I would think that the wax helps minimize rust and allow the traps to work as efficently in water as in land. What am I missing?
i did wax some 110 just to try it couldnt keep them set got myself 5 or 6 times in them. i re boiled them to get the wax off. i dye and wax my foot holds but i never set directly in the water. next yr might try some blind sets for mink. i use the brown log wood crystals so it turns the traps a redish brown tint.
I don't think its a bad idea.I've always waxed.I set some pretty bad water and the wax prtects the trap from mine acid and it helps them fire quicker.#17 might have a point with wax between the jaws and fur aiding pullouts but I have not seen it to amount to anything.
So it seems like the worst case is the trap could fire easier because the wax and water will cause a good amount of slip. Just asking...but if I clean the wax off the dog tip and the pan notch, won't that correct that slickness?? Just trying to understand..
Cleaning the dog and notch goes for any waxed trap land or water.Try it and see if you have any more pullouts with waxed traps in the water.I never noticed it but some guys will swear up and down.You know what they say about opinions.I will say that on the old Vic pinch pans I noticed that a waxed dog will allow the pan to ride up the dog some cause you don't have the stop like on a PIT pan setup.
All my foothold traps get waxed, land and water. If a water trap is fired it allways has the critter waiting for me. I've <span style="font-size: 14pt">NEVER</span> had a pull out. Now keep in mind you have to make sure that there's nothing a coon can use to power out of your set and you'll be fine.
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