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DescriptionWe have listened to the master and the recommendations made in North American Falconry and Hunting Hawks over the many editions. This Mason Brand line is hard and rigid which means it stands up well on a trap and the knots hold well.
I have used a good many types of fishing line over a lifetime of trapping. After trapping hundreds of raptors on a variety of different traps it is clear this line is simply the best when it comes to noosing up your traps. Harold M. Webster, North American Falconry and Hunting Hawks
So, our suggestion is that you take it from the master and see the chart below to choose the size line you need for your trapping needs. These Mason Brand spools are 100 yards long and that will make a good many nooses. Buy the best and don't miss that all-important hawk.
A. 6 lb test: Kestrel Size ($8.95)
B. 10 lb test: Merlin to Cooper's Hawk Size ($12.95)
C. 16 lb test: Peregrine, Prairie, Redtail, Harris', Goshawk Size ($17.95)
D. 20 lb test: Saker, Gyrfalcon, Ferruginous Size ($18.95)