|Home Made "Pacifica Pier Style" Crab Snares
-you will need x amount of: welded hardware cloth, I like 1"x1/2". Ring terminals, an old tire, small single jack chain, weed trimmer line(.065), and 1/16" alluminum ferrules/crimps(I made crimps out of 1/4" alluminum tubing). You can get all this stuff at Homedepot and Osh.
-you will need small needle nose pliers, larger pliers, a crimper, wire cutters, and a tube cutter.
-creat a cut-out with the harware cloth. Here is pattern I chose(standard medium sized snare)...
-Fold the the cut-out into a box shape and use the pliers to tie the loose ends together...
-next cut out a door, and attatch it to the snare...
-Add a piece of chain link and attach it using a piece of the tire...
-cut the trimmer line into 15" sections and attach them to the snare with the ferrules/crimps. Then creat a loop by crimping on the ring terminal. You can legally fish with a snare that has 6 loops or less in CA(b/c some store.internet baught models have 7 loops)..
-Just add bait, weight, and go catch some crab!(sell the extra to your friends and get your money back )