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Discussion in 'Decoy Forum' started by H2OFowler87, Oct 18, 2018.
They may be tough as nails. But they look like **** compared Avians IMO.
Field or water, I p/u some Avain back waters on super clearance, disappointing, I know they are backwaters, hard too see and not durable at all.
Also got 12 full bodies out of the Bargin Cave last year, they look great and move better than my other full bodies, but again not durable.
Got some avian x back water with the various poses. Love them. Not great for large sets (because of their size) but great realism and perfect for small water, pothole type situations. Had them for 3 years and going and looking great. The feeders and skimmers look awesome on a jerk cord rig.
I use both but I tend to prefer lighter colors so I lean towards the Tanglefree migration mallards with flocked heads. Though I do like the look of the DOAs. I feel the lighter colors stand out better where I hunt.
I see new things and must have them, so I ordered a doz GHG XD to add to my Avian spread this season.
The XD are okay. PERIOD. They're small. Hens look wierd. Color of drakes and hens are off. They're a gimmick decoy but got me to bite. Avian still the best duck decoy out there bar none.
That said, I mix the XD in and get a little more variety out of them.
Someone show me a better duck than Avian X, I would like to see it!
My 2 pennies.
IMO the GHG lifesize look better than the AvianX. The AvianX decoys are over done and too dark. That can be said for their pintail and teal also, the wigeon are just horrid overall. Great profile and durability but they miss the mark on the rest.
I like the dakotas fully flocked
Just took delivery of another box of Avian-X. By the time I'd finished rigging them, I knew I'd made a good choice. I still like the GHG Progrades; they are a close second-best.
It's funny how everyone looks at things differently. My AvianX DRAKE decoys in my eyes are the best I've seen. Now, the hens need some coloring .... the "mustard" brown is strange.
I picked up some Dakota Fully Flocked mallards this season and boy do they look good out there. Super realistic and the color is spot on. I laid a mallard and a Dakota next to each other. I should’ve taken a pic. I will take one next time. Going to be buying another 1/2 doz in the off season