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#6211619 - 03/06/16 09:53 AM Opinions- most durable/ cost effective blind material- for brushing
Greekangler Offline
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I augment w cedar, etc to blend in- I will start- roles of bamboo work great- as well as palm leaves-

Include source if applicable- have also cut bamboo- lasts for years- zip tying various grasses also helps concealment - fast grass in bulk available online as well- I would love to find something synthetic- ie plastic large leaves that can be painted to blend in.
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#6211637 - 03/06/16 10:11 AM Re: Opinions- most durable/ cost effective blind material- for brushing [Re: Greekangler]
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Something natural and close to the blind was always most cost/time effective for me.

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#6212085 - 03/06/16 05:37 PM Re: Opinions- most durable/ cost effective blind material- for brushing [Re: Greekangler]
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I'm lazy, I just use palm thatch and hit it with some flat brown and flat black from a distance.

By the time the paint wears off, it has enough wear on it to look natural instead of yellow.
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#6212336 - 03/06/16 08:49 PM Re: Opinions- most durable/ cost effective blind material- for brushing [Re: Greekangler]
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seems like a lot of people like to use palms, palmettos, etc. but unless you do like wind said and tone it down, they are entirely too bright when they dry in a lot of cases. When it comes time for big duck season, I've put in enough time and money that I don't cut brushing blinds short. most all of them get a very good base of smartweed that was scooped with a pitchfork. primarily on the top half, the top, and the dividers in between the shooting holes. After that, it is a mix of oaks, willows, some cedar, and tally trees. takes a lot of tally trees, but have clumps of them scattered around, so it just looks right. In some larger millet flats, I brush with all Johnson grass and that gets pretty close to the same tone as millet. Brushing done in sept and oct goes a lot farther. most limbs cut with green leaves still on retain them quite well. Scooping boat loads of smartweed with a pitchfork takes awhile, but it looks good.

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#6212355 - 03/06/16 09:03 PM Re: Opinions- most durable/ cost effective blind material- for brushing [Re: Greekangler]
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ill second guy, match the surroundings.

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#6212937 - 03/07/16 12:13 PM Re: Opinions- most durable/ cost effective blind material- for brushing [Re: Greekangler]
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I like palms. It covers quickly.
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#6213024 - 03/07/16 01:14 PM Re: Opinions- most durable/ cost effective blind material- for brushing [Re: wal1809]
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palms for a base layer and then saltgrass on top of that.
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#6224358 - 03/15/16 02:26 PM Re: Opinions- most durable/ cost effective blind material- for brushing [Re: Guy]
Greekangler Offline
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Originally Posted By: Guy
Something natural and close to the blind was always most cost/time effective for me.


yes, I like to put base layer in to protect from elements as well
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#6230722 - 03/20/16 08:44 PM Re: Opinions- most durable/ cost effective blind material- for brushing [Re: Greekangler]
Bruin Offline
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I agree with using a base layer of palm and the top layer should the surrounding plants or bushes

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