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Where's a good place to find mat'l to make decoy anchors? #6556043 11/23/16 08:35 PM
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I'm looking to make some like shown below w/ pvc coated steel cable. Any ideas

Re: Where's a good place to find mat'l to make decoy anchors? [Re: Chronotrigger] #6556073 11/23/16 08:52 PM
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Not sure why the picture won't show up.

Re: Where's a good place to find mat'l to make decoy anchors? [Re: Chronotrigger] #6556106 11/23/16 09:06 PM
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me either, but you want pvc coated steel cable decoys weights? May I ask why that specifically?

Re: Where's a good place to find mat'l to make decoy anchors? [Re: Chronotrigger] #6556129 11/23/16 09:17 PM
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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.

Re: Where's a good place to find mat'l to make decoy anchors? [Re: Chronotrigger] #6556259 11/23/16 10:18 PM
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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.

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Re: Where's a good place to find mat'l to make decoy anchors? [Re: Chronotrigger] #6556596 11/24/16 02:15 AM
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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.

Re: Where's a good place to find mat'l to make decoy anchors? [Re: Chronotrigger] #6556858 11/24/16 07:09 AM
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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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