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Check Cords

Post by westexasrepublic » Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:40 am

Ok Im gonna start working a check cord in the field to practice my dogs pointing. Is this check cord a good one? http://www.gundogsonline.com/check-cord ... -cord.html Image (3/8"x50') Since I will be in the field im most afraid of tangles and burs. Any advice or other options would be appreciated as well.
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Post by MillerClemsonHD » Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:46 am

I have a Permatrack and am very happy with it. Glides very well through the brush and is very durable and easy to clean when I get done. Contest going on right now for one on this site.

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Post by eastwash » Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:48 am

I just bought 50 ft. of rope with the stiffness etc that i liked and then bought some clamps and clasp and made my own for half the price.
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Post by daddyfid » Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:59 am

Permatrack is the best check cord on the marked. Much better than a rope check cord but more expensive.

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Post by Ricky Ticky Shorthairs » Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:47 am

50 feet is pretty long. 20 would probably be enough. I use a 12 foot horse lead most of the time. 1/2 to 5/8". Get the stiffest one you can find.

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Post by westexasrepublic » Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:30 pm

on my lunch break I checked some local outdoor supplies and no one caries much more than bumpers and dummies...So whats a fair price online one stop shop for Dog supplies?
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Post by phermes1 » Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:14 pm

50' is way too long. 20' should be more than enough, and I second the Permatack suggestion. Very light, doesn't soak up water, and never tangles.
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Post by Brittguy » Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:38 pm

If you buy this , cut it in halve. Then you attach another snap and have two.50 ft. is way too long. I like a little larger diameter. I bought rope at a feed mill and made my own.

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Post by westexasrepublic » Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:48 pm

i like the permatrack one but i do not think im in the field enough to justify that, though it is very cool. i like the make your own option, but if i do that i need to know what type of cord i should be looking for since the terrain I am in is mostly stickers/spines/ and stuff that looooooves to stick to fabric. I only one I saw was a 6 dollar cheap-o nylon cord at Academy. Im not trying to skimp out on a check cord, but im not trying to spend 30 plus dollars either.
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Post by snips » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:57 pm

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Post by h20fwlkillr » Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:25 am

I like the ones lcsupply.com carries. They are very stiff and durable. As a bonus they are very inexpensive. $10 for a 20 footer.
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Post by nj gsp » Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:54 am

I got one from LCS made to 25'. I've also made my own check cords.

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Post by westexasrepublic » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:49 am

Image Image With Cotton and Nylon Check cords like these, do yall find yourselves picking out sticker and burs a lot after the hunt? That is my main concern, and for that reason made mine out of Red Poly line. So I hope I went the right direction, If not I may just end up buying that Permatrax cord, its nice.
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Post by 3Britts » Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:36 am

Ricky Ticky Shorthairs wrote:50 feet is pretty long. 20 would probably be enough. I use a 12 foot horse lead most of the time. 1/2 to 5/8". Get the stiffest one you can find.

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I agree completely. Just go to your local farm supply store and get a 10 foot lead. You really don't need more than that. Just ask Dave Walker. He suggests using no more than 12 feet.

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Post by Ricky Ticky Shorthairs » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:08 am

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Ricky Ticky Shorthairs wrote:50 feet is pretty long. 20 would probably be enough. I use a 12 foot horse lead most of the time. 1/2 to 5/8". Get the stiffest one you can find.

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I agree completely. Just go to your local farm supply store and get a 10 foot lead. You really don't need more than that. Just ask Dave Walker. He suggests using no more than 12 feet.
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Post by Kmack » Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:38 am

I have not had a problem with the chord fron Ronnie Smith Kennels picking up anything. The length issue is an individual thing. I use the check chord for teaching the dog to change direction when I do and also for "whoa" post work. 20'-25' works well for me. Anything longer is hard to control and anything shorter puts me too close to the dog for what I am trying to accomplish.

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Post by dirtdober » Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:50 pm

I agree with h20fwlkillr, the one from lion country supply is great. Very stiff, thick and only $10.95. Has never gotten tangled or hooked on me.

http://www.lcsupply.com/Product/Collars ... Cords.html

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Post by vern3 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:36 pm

I agree with Kmack the one that Ronnie sells is by far the best I have used or seen.

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Post by WingmanCA » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:05 pm

Ditto what Kmack and vern3 say about the check cord from Ronnie Smith (Huntsmith). They actually get better and stiffer with usage and provide the excellent response for quartering and whoa post training. Best check cords I've ever owned, won't use anything else.

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Post by bossman » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:18 pm

Dave Walker trained some of my dogs 20 years ago..and I agree..If Dave said it , you can believe it !..I am, however, on the Permatack "band wagon". Best check cord I have ever used. Buy them as gifts for hunting buddies at Christmas. Length is a matter of personal preference and how you will use it. Obviously, if you road a dog from horse back or a Polaris, you would need a longer cord.

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Post by snips » Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:13 pm

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Post by birddogger » Sun Aug 02, 2009 3:49 am

daddyfid wrote:Permatrack is the best check cord on the marked. Much better than a rope check cord but more expensive.
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Re: Check Cords

Post by kcbullets » Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:51 pm

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Post by gotpointers » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:17 pm

The mendota 20 ft has worked well for me. Way stiffer and doesent fray or collect stickers like hardware store rope does. But I'd love to try one of the permatack one's. Not locally avalibile here but next time I need to order other stuff I will add one in.

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Post by slistoe » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:49 pm

Perma-tack leads need to be sold with a pair of heavy leather gloves as standard issue. Cauterized cuts are painful.

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Post by AZ Brittany Guy » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:22 am

For running in the brush, I use a 15' air hose. I never worry about wrap-ups or picking up cactus thorns.

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Post by RoostersMom » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:12 pm

Permatack is the only one for me - resists dirt, doesn't freeze....awesome customer service and great company. www.permatack.com

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Post by Fun dog » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:23 pm

Permatack is wonderful in wet climates as we'll. no more soggy lines that take forever to dry!

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Post by oldbeek » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:35 pm

Mountain climbing rope at Sport Chalet, By the ft. $1.00 Stiff but not to stiff. Never tangles. Tight weave

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Post by NEhomer » Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:42 am

I had never heard of it before but I stumbled upon some steel core rope at the hardware store that I made my check cord from. It's 3/8" braided nylon rope with a 1/8" core of steel cable. My pup could do figure 8s around a kitchen chair without tangling. Just put a brass snap at one end. I suppose it might be heavy if you wanted a 50 footer but mine's only 12ft and it works perfectly.

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