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Old 07-10-2009, 03:44 PM
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i got 50 lbs spiderwire in green. its really thin and light. never made a snare with it yet, just bought it
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i use an extra boot lace for the spring stick and the one in the ground, and fishing line for the noose (6lb test).
 
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That question is too general. Different snares, different materials would be ideal. A Squirrel stick will do best with loops made of metal because the loops can be placed in various positions and it will stay at a certain location. Making a deadfall and you might want heavier materials for the supports. For a pit trap you might want lighter materials. Generally though, I like copper wire. Holds a nice loop, flexible, but enough rigidness to stay where you place it.
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i got 50 lbs spiderwire in green. its really thin and light. never made a snare with it yet, just bought it
+1 any of the micro-braids make excellent snares or garotte.
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The commercial snares you can buy will lock the loop when the animal tightens it. Less loss that way!
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I am partial to 18 gauge copper thermostat wire, 20 gauge runs a close second. Thin diameter and very strong, great for a running snare or a squirrel pole snare, could be used as a garrote as well. Plus, being in the HVAC trade, I have a ready supply at all times. It's not very expensive and you can purchase it by the foot at hardware stores. You have a choice of 2, 3, 5, 8 and 10 conductor wires so, a few feet of one of those and you have lots of wire.
Any of the micro-braid fishing lines would be a good choice as well as the heavier nylon monofilament lines.
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i use an extra boot lace for the spring stick and the one in the ground, and fishing line for the noose (6lb test).
I used to catch grouse using fishing line, but I'm not sure how it would hold upto some thing with teeth?
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Go down to your local music store / guitar shop, ask them nicely, and they will most likely save and give you old guitar strings as they change out strings on customers guitars and the guitars their working on. They work great for small game snares and for other things as well.

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Picture hanging wire is commonly used. Never tried to snare a critter though.
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Welding wire works well.
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