Boat Blind: Avery or Drake or.....?

Discussion in 'Boats, Blinds, & Gadgets Forum' started by Jim Dandy, May 15, 2021.

  1. Jim Dandy

    Jim Dandy Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    4,052
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Location:
    It's Still "We The People", right??
    I have a 15 foot '79 Boston Whaler Sportsman that is my main duck boat. The hull is camo painted. It's got 40 horse E-tec outboard. I have tried making a few different blind frames for this boat, and none of them have worked to my satisfaction. I generally hunt big water, open bays and sometimes rivers or sloughs. I use longlines and single decoys. I need something I can set up real quick, and provides good cover as we get a lot of mallard and sprig at times in addition to the divers. The boat usually hunts 2 guys, occasionally 3. I'm really seriously thinking about dropping the coin on the newer Drake Ghillie blind, but am wondering of anyone has experience this or with the Avery, or any other brand. This boat gets hunted hard, and in hard conditions. Interested in reviews and experiences. Thank you.

    Dandy
     
  2. oleww

    oleww Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    1,952
    Joined:
    May 13, 2020
    Location:
    South of I-10
  3. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    17,627
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2000
    Location:
    Bartlett, Tn., USA
  4. noweil

    noweil Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    1,706
    Joined:
    May 17, 2002
    Location:
    NW IL
    Beavertail sets up and down quick
     
    JP and M R DUCKS like this.
  5. IowaWaterfowler10

    IowaWaterfowler10 Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    198
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2014
    Location:
    Iowa
    The new drake blinds are a great idea, but lack execution. Biggest POS I’ve ever hunted out of. Because you said you hunt your gear hard...let me rule this one out for you. Avery quick set, beaver tail, or make your own.
     
  6. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    13,303
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2020
    Location:
    Illinois
    I was real happy using a northern flight from cabelas about 10 years ago.i got the all weather version and loved it.
     
  7. negooseman

    negooseman Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    4,274
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2013
    Location:
    nebraska
    I sure wish you guys would figure out which is easy to setup/takedown, travels well, and you can attach fastgrass to, I may need a boat blind by fall
     
  8. Jim Dandy

    Jim Dandy Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    4,052
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2011
    Location:
    It's Still "We The People", right??
    Im not surprised I have zero faith in the Drake brand but wanted to ask.

    Dandy
     
  9. Small Bore Hunter

    Small Bore Hunter Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    152
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2019
    I have hunted in several different boat blinds even one I built on a Cherokee. It was the fastest up on down but it was low profile. Setting in seats it was shoulder high. Easy to see and shoot from but you needed face mask for ducks and cold weather. Next boat has Avery easy up and down has lots of room. Flip tops work great but be sure to get the wind blocked for comfort. When blind is down it fits inside boat and does not hang going thru thick woods. I do bungee blind when trailering to keep my camo from whipping in the wind. Most people just pull theirs but I am particular on taking care of things. Good seats and comfortable blind on boat makes a slow day tolerable.
     
    Fowler267 likes this.
  10. #1WATERFOWLER

    #1WATERFOWLER Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    141
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2020
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    I'm getting a beavertail blind for my boat. I like how it functions and not having to drill holes on your boat. Had one on my last boat and I think it helped seal the deal when I sold it. Good luck.
     
    JP and M R DUCKS like this.

Share This Page