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« Reply #200 on: February 10, 2021, 10:03:32 PM »

There are 30 ring traps baited with floats and line behind my seat in this picture.  Weight and space are major considerations for kayak crabbing.

Those floats look pretty thin. How thick are they?
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« Reply #201 on: February 11, 2021, 07:53:46 AM »

They vary from 1" to 1 1/2". I am going to make bigger floats the next time.
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« Reply #202 on: February 14, 2021, 03:20:25 PM »

I will need to make 5 more traps since I dont have enough tarred string left. I am thinking to make the last 5 out of braided mason string. I used it for my handlines in the past and it lasted for a few seasons and is strong. I have a feeling I will loose the trap before it falls apart. That way I can also see if there is a difference in catch as well.
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« Reply #203 on: March 12, 2021, 07:44:15 PM »

Indoe, are you having any problems with your rings spinning when pulling or retrieving? Do any of you guys use a barrel swivel to stop the spin? If I am pulling straight up and the boat is not moving my spin is very minimal.
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« Reply #204 on: March 13, 2021, 09:47:15 AM »

Frank this is going to be my first year using rings. I have used handlines and topless traps in the past. I am just trying to make my nets as close to perfection nets as possible. 1 thing with the swivel that might go wrong is it has to be big enough to attach the rope. So your float for your string will have to be larger to keep the string out of the net. I like the idea but don't know if it is necessary.
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« Reply #205 on: March 16, 2021, 09:12:53 PM »

well i took a count on how many ring net i made up to today 110 ring nets mostly this winter.i done worked my fingers to the bone so i quit not making no more Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #206 on: March 17, 2021, 08:39:26 AM »

well i took a count on how many ring net i made up to today 110 ring nets mostly this winter.i done worked my fingers to the bone so i quit not making no more Shocked Shocked

What! 110 nets! I was having issues with my shoulder bothering me at 24 nets. So I haven't made any in a few weeks. I'm going to make 6 more then slowly make a few more here and there. I have enough tarred string to make 24 more. That should last me for the next 10 years.
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« Reply #207 on: March 23, 2021, 05:58:15 PM »

Indoe, stay the course and your body and muscles will get used to the routine.
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« Reply #208 on: March 25, 2021, 09:22:58 AM »

Indoe, stay the course and your body and muscles will get used to the routine.


I was trying to make the knots to tight and messing up my shoulder. Its not to bad when I dont make them as tight as I was at first.
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« Reply #209 on: July 25, 2021, 04:41:34 PM »

Indoe, are you having any problems with your rings spinning when pulling or retrieving? Do any of you guys use a barrel swivel to stop the spin? If I am pulling straight up and the boat is not moving my spin is very minimal.

I used swivels for a while and then broke a swivel and lost a Perfectionist net ring.  I no longer use them, and I have never had any kind of problem with spin when retrieving the rings.  I like the simplicity of using the float/line/net ring--it is a solid and tangle free system.
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