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#6527730 - 11/05/16 06:18 AM Jerk Rig Placement...
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Light Foot

Registered: 04/26/08
Posts: 37
Loc: aubrey, texas
Where do you guys like setting up your jerk rigs? I hunt several types of water from small puddle ponds to big lake coves and creeks. Decoy spread typically varies from 1-3 dozen, mix of mallards, pintail, widgeon, and teal. Learned to hard way last year that its always better to go ahead and set a jerk rig or two in the morning rather than praying for wind. I typically set out mixed family groups for my spread trying to keep the pintails and widgeon a little further out towards the edges. Do you guys like to put your jerk rig right in the middle of ur groups? Moretowards the deeper edges? Or in the gaps closer to the bank in the landing area?
I tend to put them in the middle of my groups, keep a little extra tension on the line and slowly let it out when the birds are finishing. Any thoughts are appreciated

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#6527743 - 11/05/16 07:05 AM Re: Jerk Rig Placement... [Re: smirly22]
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Woodsman

Registered: 09/18/16
Posts: 134
Loc: Longview, TX
I cant really give a definite answer because the birds will tell you what they like. I usually start with it close to my landing zones. If they don't like it there, then I will move it around until they start finishing where I want them to.

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#6527760 - 11/05/16 07:29 AM Re: Jerk Rig Placement... [Re: smirly22]
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Light Foot

Registered: 04/26/08
Posts: 37
Loc: aubrey, texas
That seems to make more sense, thats definitely where i think they'd be focusing. Last year was a rough one for us, a lotnof mornings we would only get 2-3 groups. So, im trying to go with the best place to start so as not to waste a group. Thanks for the help! Any other tips?

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#6527781 - 11/05/16 08:03 AM Re: Jerk Rig Placement... [Re: smirly22]
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Tracker

Registered: 01/30/11
Posts: 816
Loc: Allen, TX
I try to anchor mine to my mojo pole so it looks like some just landed and some are getting ready to land. I put them on both sides of the kill zone.

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#6527796 - 11/05/16 08:21 AM Re: Jerk Rig Placement... [Re: smirly22]
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Light Foot

Registered: 04/26/08
Posts: 37
Loc: aubrey, texas
Ya, that sounds good too. Litte bit of movement and sill leaving room to land.

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#6527828 - 11/05/16 09:04 AM Re: Jerk Rig Placement... [Re: smirly22]
Guy Online   content
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I don't like messing with a jerk string, hard to hold my gun, my coffee, and pull jerk string. So I only set it up if I know there will be little wind, and the water will be glass with out it. In which case I set it and it becomes the center of my spread, it hold 4 deeks, so there will be deeks all around it... The key is that ducks don't bust you pulling it. When birds are coming in and close I do not pull it, if they are circling, I pull at their back. Just give the water some ripples so it is not glass.

I got a pulsator last year, it worked great, I'll probably use the jerk string very little now.

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#6527904 - 11/05/16 10:38 AM Re: Jerk Rig Placement... [Re: smirly22]
aerangis Offline
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Registered: 09/05/08
Posts: 715
Loc: Nunya
Originally Posted By: Guy
I don't like messing with a jerk string, hard to hold my gun........

I got a pulsator last year, it worked great, I'll probably use the jerk string very little now.


What Guy said.

Pulsator.is.your.friend.

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#6528068 - 11/05/16 02:18 PM Re: Jerk Rig Placement... [Re: smirly22]
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Light Foot

Registered: 04/26/08
Posts: 37
Loc: aubrey, texas
Ive been meaning to look into pulsator decoys. Seems like a great idea.

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#6528142 - 11/05/16 04:08 PM Re: Jerk Rig Placement... [Re: smirly22]
Ben Lilly Offline
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Registered: 11/25/12
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I have a half dozen of them. Seem to help when they're needed.

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#6528408 - 11/05/16 08:41 PM Re: Jerk Rig Placement... [Re: smirly22]
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Light Foot

Registered: 04/26/08
Posts: 37
Loc: aubrey, texas
Those of you that use pulsators, do they flare ducks at all like mojos tend to do down here mid/late season?

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#6528421 - 11/05/16 08:55 PM Re: Jerk Rig Placement... [Re: smirly22]
Guy Online   content
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Registered: 12/06/05
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Loc: Lake X
Originally Posted By: smirly22
Those of you that use pulsators, do they flare ducks at all like mojos tend to do down here mid/late season?

I only use it when water is glass. I would rather have wind and no pulsator, than no wind with a pulsator. No wind is bad, pulsator helps but still not good.

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#6528578 - 11/06/16 04:26 AM Re: Jerk Rig Placement... [Re: smirly22]
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Woodsman

Registered: 09/01/16
Posts: 187
Loc: Commerce, TX
Thanks for the info

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#6528583 - 11/06/16 04:40 AM Re: Jerk Rig Placement... [Re: smirly22]
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Registered: 08/26/05
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Loc: Texas
I like two groups of decoys, making a spot to land where I eat to shoot. Set the jerk on the leading edge of spread inside that hole.
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#6528802 - 11/06/16 09:31 AM Re: Jerk Rig Placement... [Re: smirly22]
Ben Lilly Offline
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I just mix them into my decoys. We like to put out several dozen at least and put the pulsators scattered through the spread, nothing in the hole. Works for me but I attribute most of our hunts to luck.

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#6528848 - 11/06/16 10:11 AM Re: Jerk Rig Placement... [Re: smirly22]
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Light Foot

Registered: 04/26/08
Posts: 37
Loc: aubrey, texas
Thanks for all the input fellas! Went scouting yesterday. Spots look good, just didnt see too many ducks yet.

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