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V spread

Postby woodduckhunter » Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:24 pm

When setting decoys in a V pattern, should the point of the V be p pointing towards, or away from you?
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Postby Ducksbeus » Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:14 pm

Towards ya for puddlers...Ill fill in the point as well, but, the V gives ya a nice kill zone. For divers we would set up long lines with the point away...them dudes fly low, and, that setup gives the elusion of a bigger spread to them :thumbsup:
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Postby casey_714 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:27 am

I don't really use this method anymore, but it's the only spread we used last year. We had the point of the V about 5 yards off shore, and put it out from there (with some tossed randomly). We actually did kill quite a few ducks with it.
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Postby Citori12 » Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:33 pm

If I use a "V", "C" of spread that utilizes this sort of pattern I usually put the tip of the V or C down wind from my blind location with the open part in good gun range...Because usually if I use this kind of spread I have wind. In windy conditions this type of spread works pretty well without heavy wind its not been a big duck getter.
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Postby Mallard Machine » Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:03 pm

I agree with Citori it all depends what way the wind is blowing and where you want the birds to decoy 2 exactly
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Postby SwampHunter » Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:08 pm

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Postby side-slippin » Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:47 am

actually i have found that it depends on a couple of factors. 99% of the time, ducks are goin to land into the wind. i know we have all seen ducks fly into the spread from every direction, but if you watch them, at the last moment they will cut back into the wind, this is just how they land. so you always want the point of the spread facing the wind. that way the landing zones are more accessable for the ducks to come visit. you just have to make it easy for them to land and they will come. plus if you have it pointed in the wrong direction, then in order for them to land they will have to fly directly over your decoys, and ducks seem to hate to have to do that. also try setting up your blind so that you have a crosswind, that way the ducks will mostly come in from left to right, vise-versa. hope this helps
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Postby thebiggrfigr » Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:14 pm

I really like a J spread myself especially if there is kind of a cross wind. Wind left to right a J....right to left backwards J.
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Postby casey_714 » Wed Jun 07, 2006 4:23 pm

Shouldn't it be the other way around?
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Postby thebiggrfigr » Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:56 am

casey_714 wrote:Shouldn't it be the other way around?
Yes your are correct sir, I must have been drinking when i posted that..lol :salude:
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Postby casey_714 » Sun Jun 11, 2006 12:20 pm

:toofunny: Yeah I only said something because I didn't want a beginner getting confused :thumbsup:
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Postby VTduckman » Sun Jun 11, 2006 1:24 pm

i see all these spreads for windy conditions, but what about calm days?
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