Originally Posted by carpetman2
Does the 600 ft of rope seem to be enough? I have been thinking of using mule tape to extend any needed distance from the end of the rope. Have you ever heard of anyone doing that?
600 feet is plenty, to tangle up pretty bad! I just move the winch and start over if I have further to go. I have tied the winch to an elk and kept restring the rope instead of packing the winch up a hill sevral times. I found thar plastic /polly rope doesnt work, to much slip. A low strech nylon works the best. The rope that I use I baught with the winch and it has held up for 7years so far. I dont think I would want any longer rope. The farthest I have ever draged an animal is about 900 yards up and out of a deep canyon, that one time made the cost worth it.