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Wanted - affordable blood tracking lead.

Postby Misskiwi67 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:46 am

Does anyone have any suggestions on what would work well as a blood tracking lead? My breeder suggested a leather lead from Germany but man are they pricey!! Is there a less expensive alternative? My check cord that I'm using now gets caught up in the brush.
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Re: Wanted - affordable blood tracking lead.

Postby Doc E » Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:07 am

You will love the "Perma tack" lead. Will last 10 lifetimes, doesn't tangle or get hung up in brush etc.

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Re: Wanted - affordable blood tracking lead.

Postby CEA » Fri Jan 22, 2016 5:52 pm

I use Ramtec leads for tracking. Go to Ray Allen you will find them. I swore by them for all my leads for my work dog and my PP
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Re: Wanted - affordable blood tracking lead.

Postby 3drahthaars » Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:15 am

When Mike judged me, I was using a homemade collar and 30' length of orange braided PP rope...

X2 for the Permatack, because it is maintenance free, seamless along it's entire length (something only the most expensive German leads claim), and because it is ORANGE which is self-explanatory for anyone who's hunted and lost a leash or some other valuable item.

There may be some nice leather items more affordable because of the exchange rate, though. My favorite place is Frankonia. But, they used to have a minimum overseas purchase of 300 Euro!

If you don't have a collar, Hans Klein sells a great collar for a steal price! Give him a call, and he'll have it in the mail before you send the check.

Good luck,

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Re: Wanted - affordable blood tracking lead.

Postby Chadwick » Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:48 am

Here you go Miss Kiwi. If you are going to by one, you might as well get from a VDD member:

http://stores.janshbat.com/dog-leads/

If the link does not work, the site is Jan's Hanging By A thread.

I receive no proceeds from this recommendation:)
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Re: Wanted - affordable blood tracking lead.

Postby 3drahthaars » Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:36 pm

Chadwick wrote:Here you go Miss Kiwi. If you are going to by one, you might as well get from a VDD member:

http://stores.janshbat.com/dog-leads/

If the link does not work, the site is Jan's Hanging By A thread.

I receive no proceeds from this recommendation:)


What percentage of the profits goes to GNA...

... I'd NEVER do business with anyone trying to profit from the "Drahthaar"! :wink:
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Re: Wanted - affordable blood tracking lead.

Postby Misskiwi67 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:18 pm

Jan has a sibling to my pup, I knew she did embroidery but not about the long lines. I contacted her.
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Re: Wanted - affordable blood tracking lead.

Postby marysburg » Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:55 am

I'm new to blood tracking, but have used a Huntsmith checkcord for years in the field when training pointing dogs. I thought I wanted a 1/2" flat permatack style tracking lead for blood tracking until a fellow who runs bloodhounds showed me what he uses. It's a 1/4" round orange longline, and the light weight is what makes it so nice to use. My arms don't take such a beating; and although I thought I would hate the narrowness of it in my hand, it really does have a nice feel to it. Wish it was a little stiffer though, more like a regular checkcord, but I just have to keep my feet out of it! Doesn't tangle in the cover. Bought it from Palomine lines and received good service and quick delivery. Unfortunately, I had already ordered a flat 1/2" line, which is ok, but much heavier than the narrow, round one. What does everybody else use?
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Re: Wanted - affordable blood tracking lead.

Postby CohanseyDD » Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:42 pm

Been using a Permatack for several years. Zero issues with their product. Crud wipes off, easy on the hands, orange available for visibility, resistant to tangling, lightweight...yeah...I like them.
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