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Author:  Gabe [ Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Look what I made! Tracking Lead

I know lots of you don't use a tracking lead, but I am for this year anyway. I want to have Jackson trained on the lead first and then if we choose to go off lead we always can.
Anyway he is 4 months old and is about ready for the real deal.

I used a SS clasp. It is a 7mm climbing rope, perfect to avoid tangles and plenty strong but not to heavy. It is about 35feet. I like the color to catch my eye, as I often just drop the lead and pick it up later. I served it in, which you cannot see, with some high strength braided fishing line and then ran the electric tape over to keep it all smooth.

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Author:  HellBndr23 [ Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:55 pm ]
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Nice!

Author:  colbymmiller [ Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:55 pm ]
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That is nice! how much does it cost to rig something up like that?

Author:  Bluedog [ Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:03 pm ]
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Nice job..........looks great

Author:  CAMO [ Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:42 pm ]
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Gabe very nice !! Hellbdr23 can teach you how to weave that rope back into its self were you do not need tape . Not sure how he doese it but its pretty cool he claims its easy ! :-BD

Author:  Gabe [ Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:53 pm ]
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Well that is about 20 bucks or so of climbing rope. I think the SS clamp was 3-5 bucks I can't remember I had it on my starter rope. I already had the 130lb braided line that I served the ends together and then just ran the electric tape over it to keep it tight and smooth. Camo, I don't know of a way to braid this rock climbing rope. I have braided some others before this has a core. It is nice because it keeps the rope from getting so tangled. I cannot take all the credit this is the setup that was mentioned in the book Tracking Dogs for Finding Wounded Deer by John Jeanneney. Here is the link to the book.

http://www.born-to-track.com/book/order-info.htm

Author:  CAMO [ Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:09 pm ]
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Gabe it looks really good ! I taped mine I had no clue how to do the other !

Author:  Gabe [ Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:57 am ]
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I tried this out today. I am pleased. It works well with an O-ring collar. The O-ring once clamped with the swivel clamp stays on the underneath of the dog neck which is good and the lead travels between the dogs legs.

Author:  bboswell [ Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:01 am ]
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Nice work.

Mine is similar except I don't use a snap of any kind for fear that a vine might release the snap and I lashed the tail of the lead and the connections with serving thread from my archery supplies instead of using tape.

Author:  Jamie [ Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:27 pm ]
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Nice job on the lead! I'm curious after several uses....how did it do with thorns and stickers? Do they hang up in it very much in the rope?

Thanks

Author:  flashof1979 [ Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:36 pm ]
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Nice job it looks a lot like the one I made. I did tape mine as well, but under the tape I sewed the two together with a heavy thread.
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Author:  CAMO [ Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:41 am ]
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Gabe that looks good.

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Author:  bowhunter1994 [ Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:10 am ]
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Where did you find that mountain climbing rope?

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