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  1. Mean Gene

    Mean Gene Moderator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    I often wonder how decoys I have made for people in the past have held up after a few years of use. I asked a friend about some ringnecks I made for him several years ago and wondered if they were still in use. He said yes and was nice enough to get me a picture of a couple of them. These are carved foam and flocked decoys with 200 hunts on them. I'm thinking they are holding up just fine. I do appreciate the feedback. I'm very glad they are still hitting the water each year as that's what they were meant to do. :tu


    Flocked Ringnecks born 2013.jpg
     
  2. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member

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    Nice lookin’ birds, Gene.
     
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    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    I'd say they are holding up just fine! I made some cork black ducks and teal for a guy on here and some blackheads and canvasbacks for another guy some years back. I'd like to see pictures of them as well.
     
  5. SWAMPLVR

    SWAMPLVR Elite Refuge Member

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    Seeing old decoys is always fun. I have a friend that has a decoy of mine from about every year I have carved. Every common specie drake in our flyway. It is kind of neat to see progression. He guns them all
     
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  6. Mean Gene

    Mean Gene Moderator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    My thought was well, I guess the foamers hold up well after all. Just thought it was cool was all.
     
  7. feetdownshooter

    feetdownshooter Senior Refuge Member

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    I think it's great that those decoys still look so good and the craftsmanship on the most top notch 2
     
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    PorkChop Elite Refuge Member

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    Birdcrazy Senior Refuge Member

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    MG....
    You DO need to quit your day job !
    Well done:clap:bow:clap
     
  10. murdock255

    murdock255 Senior Refuge Member

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    Thats very impressive! Though to find a quality foam decoy like that anymore.
     

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