Driving Cable Stakes For Trapping
To save time and a mild head ache, don’t neglect to punch in a pilot hole with your cable stake driving rod. It saves trying to get your driving rod blindly lined up with the disposable end after it is driven into the ground and slips off the end. A pilot hole tends to help the rod and the disposable end stay aligned saving valuable time. Granted it requires two actions to drive your cable stakes, but it is still much faster then trying to realign your driving rod and the cable end blindly.
A Tee-handle welded on your driving rod also speeds up the initial pulling of the rod to complete the stake driving process. The driving rod also pulls easier after the cable stake is driven. Don’t forget to give the cable a tug so to set the disposable end, and verify it’s holding integrity.
By John Stempien
(John Stempien is from Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania a guest contributor to H2 Tackle and Outdoors. Look for more tips and stories from John in the future!)