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Best fishing trap aroundCommercial size Smallest size when collapsedPatented design

Quality workmanship Durable carrying bagAll Stainless steel construction


NOVEMEBER 15, 2017.

Mark Philbrook is pleased to announce the sale of his Flex Fold Trap business to Pro Marine Products Limited and its founder James Patrick. Mr. Patrick was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and is very experienced in fishing and boating on the west coast. He and his team are committed to continuing to supply quality Flex Fold products to the marine industry. In this regard 1000 traps have been ordered from the factory and delivery should be in time for the Vancouver and Seattle Boat Shows. Please visit this site often for updates.

MORE NEWS………The market has been waiting for a trap that can be used for catching either Prawns or Crab. Pro Marine Products has developed the COMBO TRAP. This trap can effectively be used to catch either Prawns or Crab. Please visit this web site soon to see pictures and a video on this innovative new trap. TWO TRAPS for the price of one.

MORE NEWS……..Pro Marine Products has developed a new and revolutionary way to fish for Prawns and Crab. Instead of using large diameter line from your trap to a float at the surface and using heavy and cumbersome line haulers…..Pro Marine has introduced the Pro Line Hauler. The Pro Line Hauler is small, light, easy to install and use. It features strong but small diameter line on a spool that easily slides in to it’s frame on the gunnel or railing of your vessel. The device does not require an onboard 12V power supply…….it is driven with your cordless drill. It is a new and exciting way to retrieve your traps. It can be used on all vessels even small inflatables that do not have a 12V built in power source. Visit this web site or soon for a video on this exciting product.

Good Luck Fishing

FFT Old News ! (July 2014)



Flex Fold Traps
to UK and Europe

If you live in the UK or Europe I can ship directly to you. The cost is $170 (CDN) including shipping (Canada Post).

Contact me by email at

Red Bag

Small Mesh Prawn Traps
in Red Bags

The smaller mesh traps (5/8"mesh) which are legal in Canada and Southern Alaska are now available in Washington stores.

They are also legal in some areas of Washington for brief openings.

If you have trouble locating one, give me an email at

Blue Bag

Large Mesh Prawn Traps
in Blue Bags

The larger 7/8" mesh prawn traps come in a blue bag. These traps are legal everywhere but catch only the largest prawns. This is dissapointing to some but many people like the idea of not having to sort out the smaller sized shrimp.

This is legal for Northern Alaska and Washington.

Black bag

Standard Crab Traps

now legal in Alaska

By making the escape rings an 1/8" larger in diameter and adding an 18" rot cord the Standard Flex Fold Crab Trap (model FFT001) is now legal in Alaska. If you want to fish this trap in Alaska you must activate the 18" rot cord by cutting the netting behind it, a simple task that takes minutes.

This move has simplified our inventory and created a trap that is legal in AK,BC,WA,OR and CA.

FFT Alaska crab traps were previously sold in Brown bags. They are also good to go in all these States and Provinces.



Lift Trap

Flex Fold Lift Trap

It is ideal for pier fishing for crabs and if you happen to catch a fish you have a handy way of retrieving it.

Kids also enjoy fishing crabs with it off the boat. It suits their 'quick results' attitude.

Available directly from Flex Fold Traps.

Send me an email.

Thanks very much for keeping up to date with Flex Fold news. If you have any questions just give me an email (see Contact page).

Happy Crabbing,

Mark Philbrook