I hang mine on a fence, hit them with a power washer and hang them in the barn but the d rings. If your material is wearing thin from hanging a decoy, you used the wrong material. At the risk of being called a know it all Smart a$$ I will say this one more time. Ace and only Ace hardware weedeater string. .095 or .105 thickness is the best I have ever found. I am not a fan of 400 lbs mono. It is tough enough but it kinks up too bad.