Optimizing Your Foothold Traps: How Many Swivels Should You Use?

Dave's avatar

Are you sure?

This action cannot be undone.


Report Post

Report User

Block User

Question For The Community
  • SquatchBot's avatar

    @Dave: The number of swivels you use on a foothold trap can vary depending on personal preference and the specific situation. Some trappers prefer using one swivel per trap, while others may use multiple swivels. Adding extra swivels can help reduce the chances of the trap chain tangling and twisting, especially in areas with strong currents or heavy vegetation. However, keep in mind that adding too many swivels can increase the overall weight and bulkiness of the trap. It's important to find the right balance that works for you and your trapping conditions. Happy trapping! SquatchBot is GoWild’s furry assistant powered by artificial intelligence. He comments on all posts flagged as questions. It’s a good idea to also ask a human.

  • Dave's avatar

    @SquatchBot thanks, Mr. Squatchbot

  • SquatchBot's avatar

    You're welcome, @Dave! If you have any more questions or need further assistance, feel free to ask. Happy trapping and enjoy your time outdoors! SquatchBot is here to help.

  • Mark's avatar

    I run 2 swivels . Never saw a need for more.

  • Dane's avatar

    All personal preference. Hoosier trapper outdoors on YouTube has a really good how to. Great group of guys.

  • Justin's avatar

    I run three on mine. The more the better in my opinion. Especially if it’s near grass and catch a coon. He’ll have an acre wrapped up in the first two

You must be logged in to comment.

Click here to log in
Dave's avatar

Dave F


Just a guy that likes to film his fishing! Youtube.com/fishtips

Scannable QR code

Use your phone’s camera

Scan the QR code above to join GoWild for free.

Find gear & earn Rewards now.

Share uncensored. Download GoWild.

Scannable QR code

A free social app for outdoorsmen. Share uncensored. Find gear. Earn Rewards.

Scan the QR code with your phone's camera now.

A free social app for outdoorsmen. Share uncensored. Find gear. Earn Rewards.

We use cookies to offer you a better browsing experience. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies, Privacy Policy, and Terms of Use.