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#18627 - 07/25/06 06:48 PM Treating snares
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Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 859
Loc: North Carolina
Beaver wise or for that matter anywise..........

dippen snares, does it do any good or is it a waste ?

I havent dipped or dulled a beaver snare ever, I have done ok and snared the pee outta a few insidental otter and fox in the same snare....

Is it worth the trouble ??

(Edit: Title edited - Hal)

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#18628 - 07/25/06 06:56 PM Re: Treating snares
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Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 2005
Loc: Qc.
It does save the locks from rusting up ... smile

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#18629 - 07/25/06 07:14 PM Re: Treating snares
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Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 859
Loc: North Carolina
rusty locks have never caused me a problem.........

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#18630 - 07/25/06 08:52 PM Re: Treating snares
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Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 2028
Loc: WV
If you're like me, you probably set a few snares each year that don't connect. i'd rather have that snare re-usable next fall. back in March i bought some of Newt's Formula One, dip/coat? i bought the "brown", after 2 dips they are really camoed nice, and didn't really slow the snare either. i dunked around 6 dozen snares in 10 minutes or so, and then dunked them again, after the first batch dried. not sure if it'll make a difference or not? my sample snares on the porch have been in the weather since March, and still look about the same. smile

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#18631 - 07/26/06 05:17 PM Re: Treating snares
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Registered: 02/27/05
Posts: 646
Loc: Monashee Mtns, British Columbi...
I don't dip snares, never have. I will boil yote snares in soda, but everything else just goes on the line. I leave plenty on the line every year(Closed up) and don't have a problem with them holding the next season. If they are not under water or laying on the ground, they have a long life span.

RO smile

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#18632 - 07/26/06 06:48 PM Re: Treating snares
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Registered: 05/12/01
Posts: 354
Loc: Eldridge, Alabama
Nope, use to bake in soda but don't even do that anymore, not seen a reason to dip/dye snare's.

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#18633 - 07/27/06 02:40 PM Re: Treating snares
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Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 9936
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
I boil them in baking soda to clean them up and dull the shine, but here’s a note of caution. Do not use too much baking soda in your water 1/4 cup to a gallon is way plenty.

One time I had an old box of baking soda I was trying to get rid of so I threw it all into the soup kettle I was boiling my snares in. I had the solution so caustic that it actually ate some of the galvanizing completely away. Subsequently, the cable rusted.

frown -- Hal
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#18634 - 07/27/06 06:18 PM Re: Treating snares
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Registered: 07/31/00
Posts: 508
Loc: Port Republic,South Jersey & C...
Of coures I dip my snares.
No boiling or soak'n in vinger. Build'm and dip'm

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#18635 - 07/27/06 07:00 PM Re: Treating snares
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Registered: 02/26/03
Posts: 859
Loc: North Carolina
Ok Slimey,

Why did you wait to reply, you read this thread yesterday ........LOL

Now tell me why , is it just because of habit or do you see a difference .

I see no difference at all.

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#18636 - 07/28/06 06:31 AM Re: Treating snares
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Registered: 07/22/00
Posts: 119
Loc: wausau, wi, usa
I used to boil snares or cable restraints here in WI ...LOL.... but have taken to just putting snares in vinegar for two or three days , taking out and rinsing good and hanging up to dry... works well and of course no $$ in heating up water ... Newt explain how you dip your snares in your Formula One as i know lots of people have and have nothing but problems with heavy coating on cables.... Proceed Proffessor NEWTON!

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