A good friend of mine always said " Fishing lures and decoy's were made to catch fishermen and hunters, not fish and ducks!" We have 4 flyways, 41 + species and hunt dryfields to the offshore locations. I've owned and hunted over all kinds of decoys. From home made V-boards, silo's, tires and cork to Custom Flocked decoy's by Don Mintz. In "The Old Day's " of the Refuge Forum's I was "V-Board", I started Sitting Duck's V-board Company. I've admired the work of many on "The Decoy Forum" and have read with amusment the arguments about the realism, quality, features, and "Finishing Power" of every new decoy the past 20+ years. What is "Your Truth" about decoy's. Mine: Atlantic Flyway Geese and Brant B&W Silo on V-boards on the water #1 Canada Goose hunting fields: Silo's - Real Geese, B&W Silo's and Bigfeet. Had ton's of geese finish to B&W even when Fully flocked were set up in "THE KILL ZONE" . Duck's: Atlantic Flyway our creek blinds we used ugly old Quack Rubber decoys and killed them just as well as Avian X, GHG, custom flocked Mintz decoys. Now that I'm doing travel work in California I have limited space and hunt all public land out of a Kayak or walk in. I've used a Doz. Avian X and done fine. As I'm now a Senior Citizen and want to carry less weight or maybe the truth is I just like buying decoys...... I bought some Whiterock Nomad Floating Mallards. Next to the Avian X they are downright Ugly. That being said birds finished to the Nomad's as well or better than the Avian X. The Nomad's sit unnaturally high on the water. My "Truth" .. visability > realism.