Common Trigger Models
We use abbreviations and numbers to identify our various trigger models. The Key is as follows: Whenever Regular Finger unit are used, it is called an RF. Whenever a Mini Finger Long unit is used, it is called a MFL. A Mini Finger Short is called a MFS. The numbers on the model number represent the number of fingers on the long side and the number of fingers on the end piece. For instance a MFL 105 trigger would have 10 fingers on the long side and a 5 fingered end piece. A MFS 73 would have 7 short mini fingers and a 3 fingered end piece. In addition to these basics identifiers, we call our 1 Piece End Piece a 1PEP. These end pieces come in 7” and 9” widths. Whenever you see a W, it means a 9” Wide end piece. An EW means an Extra Wide end piece that uses an RF cut into the end piece shape. All dimensions are Inside Diameter (ID) measurements. Add 1.25” to get the Outside Dimensions. Prices cover all the components to build one trigger. Not included is the price of the PVC cement or SS screws that are an optional way of attaching the pieces.
Confused yet? There’s more !! In the early 90’s, our Alaskan cod and crab triggers developed certain names and numbers prior to our coming up with the above Key to describing trigger models. We have listed the model number based on the above Key, followed by the “aka’ (also known as) listing the Alaska model number which starts with an AK followed by the I.D. of the trigger.
We start with the largest triggers and going down in size.
In addition to the above common sizes, it is easy to create a trigger with different dimensions than those listed. Simply cut the 5 fingered units to get a 2,3, or 4 fingered unit. Obviously you would want to design the trigger where all the cut pieces could be used to minimize cost. Slit pipe can also be cut to create custom lengths. Check out the Dungeness crab section to see other trigger designs not shown on this page.