We're thinking of heading over to Washington to fish in the ocean and catch some crabs. Bait shops rent crab rings pretty cheap, but I saw this here device http://www.crabhawk.com/the_crabhawk and I like the looks of it. You can cast it with a rod and get out farther than all the hand traps. Anybody ever heard of one? I almost caught a crab that held onto my bait when I was a little kid, so I am somewhat of an expert in these matters.