New Tail-Hunter TickleSnare Lobster Snare

Freediver104Freediver104 Posts: 3 Greenhorn
Hey everybody,


Has anyone seen the new Tail-Hunter ticklesnare? It's supposed to eliminate the need for a net and it makes getting lobster out of holes way easier. I just got one and it seems well made. I'm looking forward to trying it out this mini season and regular lobster season. Has anyone else bought or used one of these?

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  • greenie-slayergreenie-slayer Posts: 727 Officer
    I make my own version but it is basically the same thing. It takes a second to get use to but once you are use to it then its very easy. I make my own so I can control the size of the loop. I have some with smaller loops for lobsters down south and bigger loop ones for here in Stuart when you have a chance at very large lobsters. Just make sure to change out the loops every so often as they get twisted after while.
  • TailHunter1TailHunter1 Posts: 3 Greenhorn
    Kinking was a major problem for most of the previous versions that were on the market in the past. The Tail Hunter TickleSnare is built with highly flexible, large diameter cable which virtually eliminates kinking. Therefore the snare should last the life of the product.
  • RedwhitelifeRedwhitelife Posts: 1 Greenhorn
    Seems to be a lot of these popping up on the market for the season. The best one I've seen and tried so far is coming out of the keys.
  • Freediver104Freediver104 Posts: 3 Greenhorn
    I've seen that one. It honestly looked and felt kinda cheap to me but thats just y opinion. This TickleSnare from Tail-Hunter seems legit. I saw it featured on Florida Insider fishing report yesterday too.
  • IntheslotIntheslot Posts: 295 Deckhand
    I call SPAM.

    Freediver104 with just 2 posts joins July 2017 coincident with release of this product, yeah right!

    And then Tail Hunter joins, and then Redwhitelife, really?

    This is either the greatest coincidence on the planet or a whole platter of spam.

    Maybe it is or isn't a good product but I cant get past the aftertaste of dung to ever try it.

    Poorly done, what a bad, bad start.
  • TailHunter1TailHunter1 Posts: 3 Greenhorn
    Intheslot, thank you for your post. I think it is extremely constructive, and I think everyone is better off for reading it....
  • greenie-slayergreenie-slayer Posts: 727 Officer
    Intheslot wrote: »
    I call SPAM.

    Freediver104 with just 2 posts joins July 2017 coincident with release of this product, yeah right!

    And then Tail Hunter joins, and then Redwhitelife, really?

    This is either the greatest coincidence on the planet or a whole platter of spam.

    Maybe it is or isn't a good product but I cant get past the aftertaste of dung to ever try it.

    Poorly done, what a bad, bad start.

    Lol this does come off as spam. If you want to sell it put it in the magazine with some good photos and maybe an article on how it makes lobstering easier. Why not just make your own though. Super easy to make a snare and very cheap. I makes mine for well under $5/snare and just change out the cable once a year. I don't sell them but if you want I can teach you how to make them.
  • Freediver104Freediver104 Posts: 3 Greenhorn
    Honestly guys... I joined just before mini season which I don't feel is too coincidental. I didn't think a simple question would produce such negativity. Anyway, I got to try the TickleSnare yesterday and it worked awesome! I know I could build my own, but this one was cheap enough to save me the time and it comes with a year warranty so it was worth it to me.
  • John-1948John-1948 Posts: 16 Greenhorn
    I lived in Key West for 7 years back in the '60s and '70s and go back to visit regularly.
    we never used no snare - just gloved hands. real divers don't need no stinkin SNARE !!
  • IntheslotIntheslot Posts: 295 Deckhand
    John-1948 wrote: »
    I lived in Key West for 7 years back in the '60s and '70s and go back to visit regularly.
    we never used no snare - just gloved hands. real divers don't need no stinkin SNARE !!


    Disagree, and I AM a real diver.

    The likely hood of catching the smart and big ones diminishes once they get back up in their holes which can be very deep. And horsing them out damages eggers and shorts and just takes way to much time.

    Better and more effecient to coax 'em out and then nab with a snare, net, ect...

    I'm sure they are less plentiful now than back in the day.
  • John-1948John-1948 Posts: 16 Greenhorn
    slot - yes - back in the '60s, it was very possible to fill a #2 wash tub with lobster just by snorkeling around the bridges and shallow reefs.
    we used a tickle stick or the reflection of our mask to coax them out within grabbing distance. (never grabbing their antennae).
    I just don't agree with a wire snare - I don't care if it is for lobster or a water buffalo. just my personal choice.

    I guess I could edit my choice of "real divers don't need no stinkin SNARE"
    down to "experienced lobster gitters don't use a snare". Just tourists with a one day pass.
    (and that is only "one" of the reasons the Keys went from a 9 month season down
    to a few days a year - over harvesting and taking shorts and eggers). IMHO.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

    (and I have been a PADI certified open water diver since 1970).
    and a Florida Native from 1948.



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  • IntheslotIntheslot Posts: 295 Deckhand
    John-1948 wrote: »
    slot - yes - back in the '60s, it was very possible to fill a wash tub with lobster just .

    I guess I could edit my choice of "real divers don't need no stinkin SNARE"
    down to "experienced lobster gitters don't use a snare". Just tourists with a one day pass.


    Okay I concede, you must have the biggest johnson on the forum, maybe even the world.
  • HuntnfeeshHuntnfeesh Posts: 240 Deckhand

    @John-1948 said:
    slot - yes - back in the '60s, it was very possible to fill a #2 wash tub with lobster just by snorkeling around the bridges and shallow reefs.
    we used a tickle stick or the reflection of our mask to coax them out within grabbing distance. (never grabbing their antennae).
    I just don't agree with a wire snare - I don't care if it is for lobster or a water buffalo. just my personal choice.

    I guess I could edit my choice of "real divers don't need no stinkin SNARE"
    down to "experienced lobster gitters don't use a snare". Just tourists with a one day pass.
    (and that is only "one" of the reasons the Keys went from a 9 month season down
    to a few days a year - over harvesting and taking shorts and eggers). IMHO.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

    (and I have been a PADI certified open water diver since 1970).
    and a Florida Native from 1948.



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    When did the keys stop having lobster season from August to march? And I'm as happy to snare as any other method, and I've harvested thousands of lobsters using just about any technique imaginable. Thank God my 1 day pass seems to keep renewing itself

  • IS IT SLOTIS IT SLOT Posts: 204 Deckhand

    just gloves and hopper works here since 88

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