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Grass mats or raffia?

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  1. Native NV Ducker

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

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    I actually looked at those when buying for my chicken wire blind.
    I assume you would want to 'hang' it? If so, reading the reviews, it seems pretty thin (you can see under the table through the material)
    If you are going to hang it, what would you do when the wind blows?

    The advantage I saw (for my purposes) was that it shouldn't be all wadded up, like the raffia grass packets are. Easier to separate out for weaving into the wire. I would have just cut off lengths to weave, and end up with a leftover rope.
     
  2. Take-a-Gander

    Take-a-Gander Elite Refuge Member

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    Would love to see them!
     
  5. 1duckmaster

    1duckmaster Elite Refuge Member

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    Buddy built this and we are making our own grass mats..

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    1duckmaster Elite Refuge Member

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    Here is what they look like on an old jon boat/blind we use as a portable blind.

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    1duckmaster Elite Refuge Member

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    Another option. I got sick of buying grass mats every couple years. Rancho safari gillie blinds

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    mpkowal Elite Refuge Member

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    Okay my question is where's the best place to get the raffia?
     
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    JStern x2
     

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