Plasti-Duk back in business

Discussion in 'California Flyway Forum' started by Mean Gene, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. Mean Gene

    Mean Gene Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    Looks they are up and running again.

    http://www.plasti-duk.com/
     
  2. Call'em N

    Call'em N Senior Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Man the factory is really ran down since Warren passed away. I drive by it every week and am amazed it is still standing!
    I wish Carlos and Debbie the best but I think their Molds on their Puddle ducks are way behind. Still some of, if not the best diver Decoys ever mass manufactured. I may have to stop and knock or open the door to see what’s up!
     
  3. thekillerofmallard

    thekillerofmallard Elite Refuge Member

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    They might look like 1950 decoys but you'll NEVER have to buy another decoy. Don't plain on packing them in anywhere.:noo_O:no There just a tad heavy:yes:yes:yes
     
  4. Squaller

    Squaller Elite Refuge Member

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    Who is that market for? $12-$17 per decoy for unpainted decoys that are rather "stylized?"

    Are these made to be for decoration?
     
  5. Mean Gene

    Mean Gene Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    Back in the day the painted ones sold for $22/ea all day long. I do believe you can still get painted ones.
     
  6. Huntsprig

    Huntsprig Elite Refuge Member

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    This is the brochure that came with a couple dozen pintail I have that my dad bought in the 60's.

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    50 years later they still look good.
     
  7. Big Daddy Gaddy

    Big Daddy Gaddy Elite Refuge Member

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    Shows how little you know about killing. I promise I can kill more mallards anywhere you choose with a dozen super mag plastiduks than you can with 3-5 dozen of any other decoy.

    I have around 70 mixed PD super mags. I’ll end up buying another hundred this summer. Another dozen mallards and the rest sprig.

    Fantastic killing tools.
     
  8. theduckguru

    theduckguru Elite Refuge Member

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    I generally like retro decoys, but that is some ugly paint decoys jobs.

    I might buy a Tiki for the wife’s patio.
     
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  9. Squaller

    Squaller Elite Refuge Member

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    Maybe so... Maybe not... But it would likely have very little to do with which decoys were used (given that quality decoys were used).

    So what makes them so great?

    The divers seem to be a fair representation of the body style of a diver... But is it your contention that a dozen Avian X canvasback decoys would not work as well as a dozen plastiduks?

    Is it the weight of the decoy, and how they sit on the water, or is it the textured surface, or the personalize paint job done by the owner? Or is it about the nostalgia of shooting birds over and older style decoy? Honestly, never shot over them, or seen them on the water, and my question was genuine curiosity...
     
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  10. theduckguru

    theduckguru Elite Refuge Member

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    If your shooting Retro diver decoys, I’ll take Restle.
     

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