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  1. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm a carver of sorts. My gunning rig is about 12-13 years old. Simple but effective. I'm much better at carving and painting now so if I ever did it again they would look much better but only for me not the ducks.
     
  2. AppalachianHollers

    AppalachianHollers Senior Refuge Member

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    Clear coat is on and dried! Just need to get 2 dozen more 4oz Texas rigs and I’ll be ready.
     
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  3. AppalachianHollers

    AppalachianHollers Senior Refuge Member

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  4. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    Almost $2 per decoy for a line and anchor??!!
    You guys have more disposable income than I do......

    I just figured out the cost of my own anchoring setup; less than three cents for each decoy.
    Granted, I make my own anchors out of scrap lead and copper wire...
     
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  5. Glades Ranger

    Glades Ranger Elite Refuge Member

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    Definitely highlight the black/white contrast, been doing that for over 40 years, exclusively hunting ringers because that is what's available. They are superb fliers if a little akward on most landings, and excellent table fare!
     
  6. AppalachianHollers

    AppalachianHollers Senior Refuge Member

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    I don’t think I’ll deploy more than 3 dozen individual rigs at a time. Already had one dozen mallards Texas rigged with 400lb mono (my first dozen, old GHG Hot Buys I picked up on Facebook last year).
    Might as well get rigs I won’t have to replace.

    Any beyond that 3 dozen, I’ll probably either long-line or use improvised weights on a more traditional line, like you mention.
     
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  7. AppalachianHollers

    AppalachianHollers Senior Refuge Member

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    Seeing the forums stir with talk of teal. I don’t suppose teal care if there’s a b/w deke in front of them. Might try it since I have no spinners
     
  8. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I've tried lots of paints and these never let me down. Truly flat flats.
    Don't mess around use these. 16274297330467257120090848922654.jpg the black on these is from that can.
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  9. AppalachianHollers

    AppalachianHollers Senior Refuge Member

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    Rigs finally arrived. Seem to be great quality and 4’ is the perfect length for where I am. Only complaint I have is there’s no swivel between the coast snap and the mono. The coast snap is just on there. Should work fine though.
     
  10. The Mad Duck

    The Mad Duck Elite Refuge Member

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    We used to make and use foamers for a long time. Whenever we broke a head off, we didnt replace it. We always figured that when they got close of enough to see there no heads...It was too late. Besides, if you have ever seen a really large raft of divers,over half of the birds will have their heads down. As mentioned, Ducks arent rocket scientists
     

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