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  1. RuddyDuck527

    RuddyDuck527 New Member

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    The pond was really shallow, my decoys were on three feet of line. That might be the problem, I’ll have to give it another try in a little deeper water or put a few decoys on shorter line.
     
  2. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator

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    No, No, decoys on LONGER lines. The lines have to be long enough that, with the decoy sitting at rest, it can stretch as far as you plan on pulling the line, and then back when the rebound.
    Usually, the anchors will self-center to the proper spot, but they still need to be long enough. Mine are about 6'.

    Also, was the water TOO shallow? Were the keels dragging? Since the decoys will dip and rock when pulled and rebounding (you can actually make em dip up, like feeders, if they are weighted right) you need, oh, probably a foot of water. Might get away with 8".
     
  3. RuddyDuck527

    RuddyDuck527 New Member

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    Ok, I understand what you mean now. They were in a foot of water, maybe a little more.
     

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