Redneck Rigged Layout Blind Snow Cover

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Redneck Rigged Layout Blind Snow Cover

Postby luie b » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:19 pm

I have a final approach SUB layout blind and I need some ideas to hide the blind better in snow in the fields without buying the snow cover because i think it's ridiculous to pay almost as much for a snow cover as you pay for the blind. Any ideas?
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Re: Redneck Rigged Layout Blind Snow Cover

Postby foldinducks » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:12 pm

california king sheets.just add velcro
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Re: Redneck Rigged Layout Blind Snow Cover

Postby 3legged_lab » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:44 pm

Spray cans of Christmas tree flocking. Should be able to get it on a discount right now too.

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Re: Redneck Rigged Layout Blind Snow Cover

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:06 pm

foldinducks wrote:california king sheets.just add velcro

Get the fitted sheet. That way it has the bungies around it. I bet you could cover the blind and cut holes for the doors.
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Redneck Rigged Layout Blind Snow Cover

Postby Botiz630 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:28 pm

In a flash of inspiration this weekend, I devised an ingenious way to conceal your layout blind in the snow.

But it's a secret.
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Re: Redneck Rigged Layout Blind Snow Cover

Postby Blackfoot down » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:36 pm

White bed sheets do not work!!! The UV reflection is grey instead of white. Remeber that birds see in UV not human color spectrum. I have tried the white bed sheets but birds only flaired. Break down and get a snow cover or you will just flair birds...
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Re: Redneck Rigged Layout Blind Snow Cover

Postby Botiz630 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:32 pm

Blackfoot down wrote:White bed sheets do not work!!! The UV reflection is grey instead of white. Remeber that birds see in UV not human color spectrum. I have tried the white bed sheets but birds only flaired. Break down and get a snow cover or you will just flair birds...


I tried bedsheets once, the birds we saw that day didn't seem to want to commit. You might be on to something.
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Re: Redneck Rigged Layout Blind Snow Cover

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:11 pm

Really?!?! What about texas rags or when people wear painting suits? Or am I dealing with something else?
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Re: Redneck Rigged Layout Blind Snow Cover

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:25 am

Botiz630 wrote:
Blackfoot down wrote:White bed sheets do not work!!! The UV reflection is grey instead of white. Remeber that birds see in UV not human color spectrum. I have tried the white bed sheets but birds only flaired. Break down and get a snow cover or you will just flair birds...


I tried bedsheets once, the birds we saw that day didn't seem to want to commit. You might be on to something.




Agreed, I have tried sheets a couple of times... didn’t work...
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Redneck Rigged Layout Blind Snow Cover

Postby Botiz630 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:34 am

JuniorPre 360 wrote:Really?!?! What about texas rags or when people wear painting suits? Or am I dealing with something else?


Painters suits (at least the ones I'm looking at right now) are made of tyvek which doesn't reflect UV.
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Re: Redneck Rigged Layout Blind Snow Cover

Postby luie b » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:37 pm

I bought pull-over snow camo from gamehide and by the look of it it doesn't look like it should reflect UV light so I'm gonna give that a try tomorrow. Besides i needed snow camo for coyote hunting anyway.
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Re: Redneck Rigged Layout Blind Snow Cover

Postby Blackfoot down » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:45 pm

Snow rags and painters' suits are made from Tyvek. Tyvek is not the same as cotton or nylon sheets. Tyvek has very similar UV reactivity. That is why snow rags are made from Tyvek.
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Re: Redneck Rigged Layout Blind Snow Cover

Postby Wobbling Wings Waterfowling » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:50 am

YOu guys are absolutely right... blankets DO NOT work. One time me n my buddies went to hunt a field in the snow so we used white sheets and every flock wouldn't finish. So we tried changing the dekes around and everything. Still no success. After a while the one guy says lets just take off the whit sheets and try that. Took off the white sheetz and we killed our 3 man limit. They deffinately do not work because of the UV ordeal. Break down and get a snow cover or use santa spray.
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Re: Redneck Rigged Layout Blind Snow Cover

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:08 am

Well holy crap. I would have never guessed this. Thanks for the replies. :thumbsup:
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Re: Redneck Rigged Layout Blind Snow Cover

Postby O2Fsh » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:03 pm

I use a snow cover for a Jeep on my layout boat. Tyvek, and damn near free on Craigslist. You could cut it into several ground blind covers... split the cost with buddies.


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Re: Redneck Rigged Layout Blind Snow Cover

Postby SQUAWKnemi » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:38 am

3legged_lab wrote:Spray cans of Christmas tree flocking. Should be able to get it on a discount right now too.

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they do look at you funny in walmart when u walk up with 3 boxes of spray snow after the christmas holiday. i payed 10 bucks for a box of 12. A heavy application is usually a can per layout for us. ive tried bed sheets with burlap tied in and holes for stubble and it always seemed to get in the way more than it helped. so we stubble the blinds and spray the snow all over it. personally i wouldnt hunt a field where u couldnt see at least a little of the ground or tops of corn so the spray snow on top of a stubbed blind looks like the rest of the field. Just make sure u leave the cans in the truck till right before you spray or the cold weather will stop it from all coming out and ul only be able to spray maybe a half a can. after it gets back to room temperature it will spray again.
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Re: Redneck Rigged Layout Blind Snow Cover

Postby mcclinj » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:08 pm

What if the bed sheets were run through a washing machine with the UV killer that's sold to deer hunters?

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Re: Redneck Rigged Layout Blind Snow Cover

Postby okbucksnducks » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:46 am

mcclinj wrote:What if the bed sheets were run through a washing machine with the UV killer that's sold to deer hunters?

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I was wondering the same thing
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Re: Redneck Rigged Layout Blind Snow Cover

Postby Blackfoot down » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:27 pm

Proof is in the pictures....

I washed these strips from an old white sheet in UV killer. If it is that obvious to human eyes, imagine what it looks like to a birds eyes...

I got luck that one of the 6 flocks that worked got too close. These flocks wanted in on my spread badly, but would all flare at 60-80 yards. The last flock circled one too many times and got a flank was around 45 yards. All the flocks circled 5 or six times. I have never had geese circle more than two or three times before commiting or leaving...
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Re: Redneck Rigged Layout Blind Snow Cover

Postby O.D.Lid » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:17 pm

sheets suck if there is any weather see right through 'em. strips of tyvek works ok tie them on like stubble straps, did this to my dogs first layout cause they didn't make a snow cover for it. :fingerhead: :fingerhead: bought a ghg with snow cover love it
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