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Duck decoys #5490845 12/21/14 07:29 PM
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Which 2 of these are these brands are most worth buying? Best value for the money. don't want to replace often.

Redhead
Cab Northern flight
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Game winner
Tangle free
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Avian X

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Greenhead gear

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Herters
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Greenhead gear and Cabelas have been the most durable for us.

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Tanglefree

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I really like my Avian dekes

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GHG and Avian have worked well for me.

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Dakotas

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Dakota-De...2662&rid=20


Just buy a slotted bag and 2 extra greenhead heads.

They look so real.

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Loved my 4 inches. Well needed.

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Nothing looks more like an actual duck than Dakota's mallards and pins.
Very durable...halfway through 3rd season for me.

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Originally Posted By: Duck Buster
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North central TX duck and dove hunts
www.silvercreekguideservice.com

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Avian X all the way!!


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Not red head or game winner for sure. I'd go with avian x.

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None of the above


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Buddy of mine hunts over 45 days during the season. Has some Avian X decoys that have held up very well, and are on their second season.
G & H are durable also.



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I have GHG dekes and they have held up really well, but I've only had them for 3 seasons....so far. But I noticed they didn't make The List.


Things that fly turn me on.
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Gamewinners worked well for me during early season. Cheap though, don't expect them to last long. Lately ducks aren't decoying for anything...or flying at all for that matter.



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I have a mix of Tanglefree, Hard Core, and Game Winners. I hunt a lot and I've not had many issues with decoys being broken, but the Tanglefree paint is bunk. Chips off all the time and my old GWT dekes are faded black like coots now. I still shoot ducks over them... somehow. I actually like the promo HardCore's from Academy- bought them this year and I've hunted the dicken's out of them. Paint still looks good after about 20 hunts and no cracks yet. Best looking and moving decoys I've ever used are the Cherokee Fusion inflatables... The Ringneck dekes are just an absolute diver magnet, but one shot on them and they're toast.


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My brother has some G and H Mallards that are a couple years old but used only twice. The paint is chipping right off. That is crap.


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Originally Posted By: wal1809
My brother has some G and H Mallards that are a couple years old but used only twice. The paint is chipping right off. That is crap.


We have this mutual buddy hunting a hollow Canvasback I built for him this year, I stopped by the other day it was all beat up on the paint from the decoy weight slapping it around. I was admiring one of his lathe decoys and I think our signals got crossed because I was saying something about how I wasn't sure the can got so beat up, I think he thought I meant his shelf rider that sees no action was more durable so I got some sort of smartarse comment about decades of decoy making vs a couple years laugh

Plastic decoys are tough on paint sticking, from whatever I've "learnt" on the internet it is due to poor surface prep before painting, but they also flex and have other things that cause paint problems.

One of the saddest days last season was during teal when Elder and I both got our good decoys all beat up, mine a bag of foamers, his a bag of Jobes, on the ride back from a hellish marsh march. We piled the decoys up in the mule trailer for the ride back and the sand on the decoys scratched the paint off them all! He paid good money for his and I paid good labor for mine, it sucked!

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Originally Posted By: _Scooter_
I have a mix of Tanglefree, Hard Core, and Game Winners. I hunt a lot and I've not had many issues with decoys being broken, but the Tanglefree paint is bunk. Chips off all the time and my old GWT dekes are faded black like coots now. I still shoot ducks over them... somehow. I actually like the promo HardCore's from Academy- bought them this year and I've hunted the dicken's out of them. Paint still looks good after about 20 hunts and no cracks yet. Best looking and moving decoys I've ever used are the Cherokee Fusion inflatables... The Ringneck dekes are just an absolute diver magnet, but one shot on them and they're toast.


I'm happy to hear you like the Hard Core dekes. I just bought some on sale at Cabela's and I haven't used them yet.


Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I just turned it on . I was looking bird dogs in the butt this morning.


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I've got GHG and Avian X.

I like the way the GHG look and I like the way the Avian x are built. The Avian decoys have a rubber feel. They were both new to start the season. The GHG are starting to show some wear on the edges and bills. The Avian x aren't showing any wear. But like I said the GHGs look sweet.

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I have a mix of Tanglefree, Hard Core, and Game Winners. I hunt a lot and I've not had many issues with decoys being broken, but the Tanglefree paint is bunk. Chips off all the time and my old GWT dekes are faded black like coots now. I still shoot ducks over them... somehow. I actually like the promo HardCore's from Academy- bought them this year and I've hunted the dicken's out of them. Paint still looks good after about 20 hunts and no cracks yet. Best looking and moving decoys I've ever used are the Cherokee Fusion inflatables... The Ringneck dekes are just an absolute diver magnet, but one shot on them and they're toast.


I'm happy to hear you like the Hard Core dekes. I just bought some on sale at Cabela's and I haven't used them yet.


Don't get me wrong, they are a far cry from what I'd consider good quality, in fact, they're pretty thin and brittle feeling- but they have survived so far without a scratch and they move well in the water from what I've seen. Gotta give them as many seasons as my Tanglefree's and that will be the judge and jury. Not sure which model you got though- the model up from the Academy Hard Core Promo's are definitely built better.


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Game Winner has two series, the wood carvers series are awfully nice for the money.

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