Need help...Grass for blind - Fred Zink's Recommendation

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  1. jktbnelson

    jktbnelson New Member

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    Hey, friends. A while back, I was watching Zink's Avian X TV show and he was talking about a certain type of grass used for their blinds and I can't remember what type of grass he used. It's a long shot, but does anyone remember what type of grass they / he liked to use? Thanks for any help!
     
  2. GUNNERX2

    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    That would be cordgrass.
     
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  3. Tailfeathers

    Tailfeathers Elite Refuge Member

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    I've used cordgrass on my boats. It lasted two seasons if you covered it in the off season. Lasted many 70 mph trips too. Cut it right in the marsh with a sickle and later on in life, a gas powered hedge cutter. What a dream that was. Had wood battens on the deck and flip up side boards. Grassed up nice. If you grassed it every season your boat will blend in beautiful.
     
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  4. Little Ruddy

    Little Ruddy Elite Refuge Member

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    We call it salt meadow hay, use jumper gill net stretched and stapled over plywood. weave the hay in with Folding sides ...killed many a duck...when we had ducks around here. No better camo out there! BtW, this is old school duck hunting at its best!
     
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  5. duckbuster5901

    duckbuster5901 Senior Refuge Member

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    if using on an a frame style blind swtch grass bundles will work fine. It grows about 4 1/2 ' tall . Cut off at bottom , Lay large amount out on couple laths on saw horses and tie with jute bailing twine. About a big a bundle as you can grip in your hand. You can either stick these thru grassing straps on blind or bungee to front. Tall enough to get natural; drape over shoot hole and you can come right up thru bundles on shot. Will last several season if stored out of weather and its free usually when you find it growing along a rd. side. There are people in our area now planting it in fields to sell for bushing blinds. Also some fields are harvested for bio fuel use.
     
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    just find someone that has ornamental grass. Not the red stuff. Folks will beg you to cut and haul it away.
     
  7. GRIZZ08

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    please don't be using ornamental grass unless you know its a native grass... a lot of those grasses can be very invasive and can cause a lot of problems down the road
     
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  8. Fsbirdhouse

    Fsbirdhouse Senior Refuge Member

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    Not very well known, but Reed fencing from Home Depot is possibly the best base material that can be used for blinds.
    Cheap, tough, flexible. Extremely light.
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    I have a roll-up blind that could double as a boat blind, and several hard frame blinds.
    Our ditch bank grasses zip tie to it readily
    16 ft rolls up into a one ft bundle as seen here. With three 1/2 inch conduit poles... weighs about 35 pounds
     
  9. Sorny

    Sorny Senior Refuge Member

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    Cord grass and tumble weeds are the best thing since sliced bread when it comes to hiding blinds. Not only do they do an excellent job of breaking up the outline they are strong and hold up to trailering down the road at 75mph.

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  10. jktbnelson

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