The 160 bodygrip trap (also commonly referred to as the 160 “Conibear”) is a 6″x6″ bodygripper with two springs.
The 160 is a great compromise for trapping multiple furbearer species where the 120 is too small and the 220 is too large. For instance, in the marten and fisher trapping world, the 120 is often a little small for some fishers, but the 220 can be too big for marten, and won’t catch a weasel. The 160 is commonly used to trap marten, fisher, raccoon, skunk and opossum.
Pro’s: large enough for all sizes of fisher, can be effective with most raccoons, fills a nice gap between the 120 and 220.
Con’s: more expensive and bulkier than the 120, not big enough for larger raccoons and otter.
Makes and Models
Victor – the original, owns the ‘Conibear’ name, traps are a bit pricey but good
Bridger – well designed, well built, rugged, and affordable. Currently I consider these the best quality for the price.
Duke – more affordable, but less rugged. built of lower quality steel and don’t seem to hold up as well. a good entry level trap for folks on a budget who don’t need them to last forever.
Sleepy Creek – not to be confused, they use their own numbering system and call these the #600. Same size, same design. I haven’t used them but they seem a bit pricey.
Belisle – top of the line. out of my budget, but friends who use them swear by them. the most costly of all bodygrip traps, but very high quality steel and innovative design make these the pick for top notch trappers who target high quality fur over a long period of time. Cadillac of the marten trapline.