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Herter's Wigeon Value?

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  1. markd

    markd Elite Refuge Member

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    I'd sell every 72 I had (even with the Autumn Wings heads) for $200 a dozen. $250 and I would throw in the droppers/clips and 1/4" diamond braid lines. I have 8 or 10 of them. How many you guys want?
     
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  2. goosenazi

    goosenazi Elite Refuge Member

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    If you were closer, I’d buy them. Market for them is strong here.
     
  3. Rubberhead

    Rubberhead Elite Refuge Member

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    Are they Ultimates?
     
  4. Montauker

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    @markd what would you replace them with?
     
  5. markd

    markd Elite Refuge Member

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    No, they are the regular old Herter's. I burlapped them many moons ago, but it was too much to keep up with them, rough use was breaking the seal on the mastic/paint and allowing water to seep into the burlap. They never dried so I peeled the burlap hide off them last year.
     
  6. markd

    markd Elite Refuge Member

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    Probably Homer bodies, Restle coat and cut my own heads out of 5/4 boards.

    I do not like the Homer heads, too hard to get paint to adhere with the durability I want.
     
  7. Montauker

    Montauker Elite Refuge Member

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    Agree, Homers heads are indestructible but I struggled multiple times to get paint to stick.

    Dixie Decoy heads the paint goes on much easier.

    I'm too lazy to coat mine considering that I only set that rig 6-8 times a year.
     
  8. markd

    markd Elite Refuge Member

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    100% spot on. Restle coating is pretty easy, for sure I have burlapped my last decoy.
     
  9. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    I've never tried burlapping but I restle coated a bunch several years ago for a buddy. I see no reason to try burlapping now. They are tough and look good!
     
  10. Tuleman

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    Odds are they are worth exactly what you paid for them.
     

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