Securing a snare wire string is the key to an effective trap. Selecting the proper technique depends on the type of wire, as well as the size of the trap. If you need help, these tips should get you ready:
To ensure that your wire stays put, a classic overhand knot is the optimal way to go. Begin by passing the thin wire through the eyelet of your trap before forming a loop around the post. Next, take the end of the wire and slip it through the loop before firmly tugging in place. Although this knot will stay securely tied, be aware that it may take some effort to untangle it if you plan to reuse the wire in the future.
When heavier wire is necessary, the double half hitch knot is often the best choice. To start, run the wire through the eyelet and form a loop around the post. Following this, take the end of the wire and feed it over the top of the loop, slips it under and threads it back through. Secure this by pulling it snugly and then doing the same procedure again for extra assurance. Although this knot is quite reliable and hard to undo, some practice can be beneficial for proper tying.
Make sure your snares are strong and ready by testing out the wire strings after you’ve tied them. When you’ve finished knotting, tug the wire to guarantee its strength and try to spring the trap to see if the knot remains firm. Through a few careful trials, you’ll acquire the skill to quickly secure your snares for when it matters most.