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#6556043 - 11/23/16 02:35 PM Where's a good place to find mat'l to make decoy anchors?
Chronotrigger Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/17/15
Posts: 8
I'm looking to make some like shown below w/ pvc coated steel cable. Any ideas

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#6556073 - 11/23/16 02:52 PM Re: Where's a good place to find mat'l to make decoy anchors? [Re: Chronotrigger]
Chronotrigger Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/17/15
Posts: 8
Not sure why the picture won't show up.

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#6556106 - 11/23/16 03:06 PM Re: Where's a good place to find mat'l to make decoy anchors? [Re: Chronotrigger]
Esh and Hattie Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 01/05/14
Posts: 310
Loc: N Texas
me either, but you want pvc coated steel cable decoys weights? May I ask why that specifically?

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#6556129 - 11/23/16 03:17 PM Re: Where's a good place to find mat'l to make decoy anchors? [Re: Chronotrigger]
aerangis Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/05/08
Posts: 715
Loc: Nunya
Home Depot

I use longlines made out of PVC coated braided steel cable with 1/2 inch sections of aluminum tubing crimped on the cable every 3 feet to secure snap swivels to anchor a Texas rigged deke, and egg weightts crimped on the cable spaced every 6 feet.

I wouldnt use steel cable to Texas rig dekes due to the stiffness of the cable, but it works like a champ for longlining dekes. I actually prefer longlines now instead of free floating dekes.

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#6556259 - 11/23/16 04:18 PM Re: Where's a good place to find mat'l to make decoy anchors? [Re: Chronotrigger]
Chronotrigger Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 01/17/15
Posts: 8
Not sure why stiff decoy cord is a bad thing, that's why I want it.....because it doesn't tangle. I bought some from [url=http://lifetimedecoys.com][/url] and am very happy with the product, just a little pricey. Looking for crimps and bulk weights too.


Edited by Chronotrigger (11/23/16 04:20 PM)

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#6556596 - 11/23/16 08:15 PM Re: Where's a good place to find mat'l to make decoy anchors? [Re: Chronotrigger]
aerangis Offline
Tracker

Registered: 09/05/08
Posts: 715
Loc: Nunya
Originally Posted By: Chronotrigger
Not sure why stiff decoy cord is a bad thing.........


Wrapping small loops around the keel of your dekes to store them until the next hunt can cause the cable to develope permanent kinks and loops.

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#6556858 - 11/24/16 01:09 AM Re: Where's a good place to find mat'l to make decoy anchors? [Re: Chronotrigger]
Dave Speer Offline


Registered: 12/27/07
Posts: 4548
Loc: Austin
I hunted with a guy last week that only used the Lifetime Decoys rigs on his birds. (the pvc coated steel cable) We put out 20 dozen decoys. They are a little more spendy but I won't re-invest or re-rig my decoys with anything else now. Definitely the best thing I've seen yet. And they come with HUGE carabiners that made picking up and putting out a lot more easy, I was surprised because I usually don't care about small ones, but wow.
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