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What weights do you use

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  1. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    Billy bob is describing what I'm thinking. Best I can describe it is a loop where the tag end (end with the weight) goes under the mainline (end tied to the decoy). The loop would go around the keel or if they have something on the front of the keel like G&H decoys you just loop that hook. I'll try to take a picture to post later.
     
  2. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Exactly what I was trying to say. Thanks for explaining it for me. :tu
     
  3. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    Loop it around like this.

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    Pull slack out the tag end to tighten.

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    You can wrap excess line around the keel to shorten it.

    @Billy Bob
     
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    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    Pretty much. That heavy line makes it easy too.
     
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    WARTHOG Elite Refuge Member

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    I Texas rigged all my decoys that I use in slow current and slack water conditions at 42" and used 5 oz. bank sinkers that I molded myself.
     
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    rhpierce Elite Refuge Member

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    And that half hitch is nice with plastics that have keels designed for it, or even wood/corks that have keels for it...I use it with my plastics if I'm gunning 12" of water and don't want to let out the 4 foot cords so they don't tangle up...

    But if they don't have the keel set up like that, well....
     
  8. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    Well.... then don't try it with decoys that don't have keels set up like that.
     
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  9. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    If you run it back down the keels a bit; the half hitch will even work with old Flabeaus that have keels but no hook. Or you can add a line slot with a soldering iron etc. I used a few or the original first dozen Flambeau pintails from 87 that I ever purchased this year... Only decoys Walmart still had in stock that year...
     
  10. Fowler267

    Fowler267 Elite Refuge Member

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    Drilling lead can be a pain, the bit digs in quick. A drill press would be the best way to do it.
     
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