Elite Refuge Member
- Sep 26, 2014
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- Close to where I hunt
Oh I agree what you say but , I'm not going to just any spot to hunt , with a reasonable heads-up (scouting) I'm aware of what to expect !Geese hate them from what I have seen. If I am in a place where I think I have geese working I don't run one or we will run one with a remote. I prefer to not have one at all because even with a remote sometimes they stop white side up and the gig is up then.
I have found many times while hunting spots that you know birds are absolutely coming to no matter what are better off without a spinner. Places where they are coming to feed or are heavily imprinted. There you just want to be invisible so even running just regular decoys in some spots is a dead giveaway.
I do take some sort of flash / movement within my gear and I'm not afraid to change things up some , depending on what the birds react to !
I do use a remote with my spinners as the stop and start is part of the attraction to the birds . Having a blade stop vertically works better for me .
Depending on the wind , the light side facing up-wind , allows birds to focus on the decoys and a landing spot . The shadow on the water is
the benefit of using a spinner and it usually only comes from one direction . Whether it's a vertical spinner or horizontal in the field makes
a difference , to me , and birds react accordingly !