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  1. CJ MN Waterfowl

    CJ MN Waterfowl Senior Refuge Member

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    If you had to pack some duck decoys and take a long walk to get to a pond..
    What decoys would you use depending on weight and quality.
    Maybe 6 to 12 mallards, add a few teal and woodducks.
    Flambeau, carry lites, or a heavier decoy like avain and Dakota?
    Your thoughts
     
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    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator

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    darkvibe Senior Refuge Member

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    Lifetime decoys with the keel weights removed.
     
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    bang you'r dead Canada Forum Mod. Eh! Moderator

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    I have one spot I portage into. Steep bank. Half mile portage. Drag kayak and contents, so lighter is better. Usually take a couple dozen FUD decoys, shotgun, a shell belt with around 20 shells, and a smalll pack with minimal items. Those FUDS work really well. I used to have those rubber collapsible decoys that have the ring on the bottom that fill with air when you drop them on the water. You could pack a dozen in your jacket pockets. They rotted out years ago for me.
     
  5. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Mid 1990's version of Flambeaus. I have 100 or so of them. You can find them used all over sites like Craigs List. The water keel versions are the lightest weight rigid body decoy you can find. An ugly decoy but they're about your best option for light weight.
     
  6. CJ MN Waterfowl

    CJ MN Waterfowl Senior Refuge Member

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    Thats what I was thinking also. Thanks
     
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    CJ MN Waterfowl Senior Refuge Member

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    Has Flambeau improved on there paint the past few years? I have looked at some with paint pealing in the box,not even used
     
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    I don't have any of the newer Flambeaus anymore. I had some of the storm front pintails for a few years and they held up well. The newer Flambeaus are nowhere close to as light as the old 90's early 2000's version in the pic I posted. Find some of those used and you'll be in business. If they look a little rough you can always paint them.
     
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    Out of focus Elite Refuge Member

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    Old water keel Flambeaus. The paint on them is very durable. 20191031_165649.jpg
     

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