Ed Schneider at the JIm Bridger Memorial in independence, Missouri
Ed Schneider on a productive marsh
Since 1970 I have been trapping furbearers with a great deal of excitement. In my early years I focused on muskrats and raccoon primarily, but as I aged I became more interested in canines. Not only has the predator bug bit me, but I also found many new friends along the way.
I have taken private instruction from Craig L. O'Gorman, and Richard (Rich) Thurman on predator trapping and snaring. Their teaching took me to a whole new level on the predator line. It was always a dream of mine to run a long line, and although I still work a full time job, I make a fair attempt at it each year.
Another exciting time in my life came when I came across 15 sheets of paper with time tested and proven bait and lure formulas. I can not thank the individual enough for the formulations he has given me. For many years I kept those secrets to myself and used them on my own line as I grew comfortable in mixing the ingredients and coming out with a consistent lure.
In 2015 I met with Joe Stanbro of Oklahoma. Joe has developed a fine line of baits and lures. I guess you could say with his input to my knowledge at the time took me to a whole new level. Joe and I came to an agreement to the purchase of his lure formulas. I drove down to his lure building, and spent time with him learning how to formulate his products to ensure his past customers as well costumers in the future are going to receive an authentic Stanbro Lure as it was originally intended. Joe's testing with his products has really benefitted the entire product line. subtle changes took my current lures to even higher levels. I don't want to sit idle when positive changes can be made to improve results.
For many years these lures have nailed down furbearer after furbearer and I can say they are deadly when put in the hands of an experienced trapper. It is exciting for me when a long line trapper purchases some of my lure, comes back and says, "I have been looking for this lure for many years, but felt it has been lost". Well I carry some of the best formulations I have ever used. And you the trapper can count on that I use the very same on my own trapline. Nothing is worse than using a product of poor quality or little practical use.
You will also find products such as Bridger Traps, Coon Daggers, Sifters, and many other necessary trapping hardware in the product pages.
I am always interested in hearing from my customers and of their success. Please feel free to email me your questions.