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#5904349 - 08/30/15 05:53 PM Texas Rigs for your Decoy's
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I threw together a little video for you guys that are unsure of the Texas Rig building process.

Build list:
2.3mm double barrel crimp sleeves (2 per rig)
2/0 Coastlock Swivels
200-250# Mono (48" + 8" for each loop)
Wore crimpers
Coke can



The finished product
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#5904434 - 08/30/15 06:36 PM Re: Texas Rigs for your Decoy's [Re: Cody Malone]
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I prefer a loop on one end and the wt on the other. Sliding wts are a pain.
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#5904565 - 08/30/15 07:45 PM Re: Texas Rigs for your Decoy's [Re: #Hayraker]
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Originally Posted By: #Hayraker
Sliding wts are a pain.

The other option is decoy slide, you like that better?

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#5904577 - 08/30/15 07:53 PM Re: Texas Rigs for your Decoy's [Re: #Hayraker]
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Originally Posted By: #Hayraker
I prefer a loop on one end and the wt on the other. Sliding wts are a pain.


I have run these for 4-5 years and love em!
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#5904604 - 08/30/15 08:10 PM Re: Texas Rigs for your Decoy's [Re: Cody Malone]
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Cody your loop around the beer can and crimp off, that's way too simple, you need to over complicate it a little more, few more loops, then back over, then underneath, then crimp off.

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#5904617 - 08/30/15 08:13 PM Re: Texas Rigs for your Decoy's [Re: Guy]
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Originally Posted By: Guy
Cody your loop around the beer can and crimp off, that's way too simple, you need to over complicate it a little more, few more loops, then back over, then underneath, then crimp off.


KISS, Keep It Simple Sir lol
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#5904652 - 08/30/15 08:26 PM Re: Texas Rigs for your Decoy's [Re: Cody Malone]
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I can't get it to play all I see is this

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#5904720 - 08/30/15 08:45 PM Re: Texas Rigs for your Decoy's [Re: Ramball36]
Cody Malone Offline
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Originally Posted By: Ramball36
I can't get it to play all I see is this



I'm sorry that's your view lmfao
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#5904921 - 08/30/15 10:03 PM Re: Texas Rigs for your Decoy's [Re: #Hayraker]
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Originally Posted By: #Hayraker
I prefer a loop on one end and the wt on the other. Sliding wts are a pain.


What makes them a pain? Seems like a good design. I haven't done it myself though.

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#5904992 - 08/30/15 10:41 PM Re: Texas Rigs for your Decoy's [Re: hunt91]
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Originally Posted By: hunt91
Originally Posted By: #Hayraker
I prefer a loop on one end and the wt on the other. Sliding wts are a pain.


What makes them a pain? Seems like a good design. I haven't done it myself though.


Having a swivel that attaches to the decoy with a loop at one end of the line, and a stationary weight at the other is the best way to do it. The decoy slides and not the weight. There is no more pulling the line out of the water and getting your hands wet finding the loop at the bottom.

All you do is lift the decoy a couple inches out of the water, and clip your carabiner through the loop that is at the top of the line by the decoy's keel. Drop the decoy back down on the water. Then, as you make your way to the next decoy, the decoy you just clipped on slowly slides down the line as it sits on the water. Much faster and you don't get your hands wet at all.

The sliding weight design is the original way of doing it, but like many things in life there is a better mouse trap available (stationary weight design in this case.)
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#5905046 - 08/30/15 11:40 PM Re: Texas Rigs for your Decoy's [Re: Cody Malone]
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Both the weight and swivel move on mine making it's makes for super quick/easy and dry pickups!
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#5905059 - 08/30/15 11:53 PM Re: Texas Rigs for your Decoy's [Re: Cody Malone]
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Originally Posted By: Cody Malone
Both the weight and swivel move on mine making it's makes for super quick/easy and dry pickups!


So what's the point of the weight moving then? What's the point of the second loop in the line slow the weight? Seems like it would still be better for the weight to be fixed at one end of the line.
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#5905062 - 08/31/15 12:06 AM Re: Texas Rigs for your Decoy's [Re: Cody Malone]
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I'll post a video tomorrow on a decoy and show it's function
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#5905066 - 08/31/15 12:14 AM Re: Texas Rigs for your Decoy's [Re: Cody Malone]
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Why would you ever want to pick it up from the end at the bottom of the lake? Having a loop at both ends and sliding weight seems completely unnecessary. Not trying to start anything, I just really don't see an advantage at all.

I understand what you are saying, I just think the logic is flawed.
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#5905071 - 08/31/15 12:25 AM Re: Texas Rigs for your Decoy's [Re: Cody Malone]
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The key is you have to have loops at both ends

For ease of assembly you make the weight and swivel slide down mono

Loops on ends keep swivel & weight on mono

It beats rolling decoy string under deeks

I had a store bought brand Tx rig and developed these from the fake I saw with a small loop at one end bc there are times the other identical loop comes in handy like when cleaning decoys or when you have them out on the yard separating into separate species or groups
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