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Just thought I'd share...

Postby rcase1234 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:00 pm

Made my own duck call lanyard out of 550 paracord. Can't post pics for some reason but its really cool! Can hold up to 5 duck calls and its got double drops. Got about 3 hours invested so far. Still gonna add a neck pad. Who else here has made their own lanyard?
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Re: Just thought I'd share...

Postby sloth » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:07 pm

I have made a few, some can be awesome looking if you can get the colors to work how you want. i would suggest taking the strings out of the cord that goes behind your neck and you can get a tighter weve. it is also IMHO easier to atach a neopreen pad with shoe goo to it that way. just my 2 cents.
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Postby The Duck Hammer » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:14 pm

I have one that was homemade by someone other than me and I love it. The neck on mine is a king cobra braid and I love it. Very comfortable.
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Postby rcase1234 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:27 pm

Sloth do you mean to add a neoprene pad as a neck pad? Where can I get one?
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Postby sloth » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:51 pm

i used a strip off an old pair of waders (the crotch leaked and i made them into knee boots). i guess you could use a patch kit or, even some fleece would be darn comfy come to think of it and then just shoe goo it on.
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Postby jeepman » Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:25 pm

I made my own out of 550 as well. My next i think i will gut the cord to make the cobra knots tighter. As for calls i use a 10 or 12 inch piece of 550 with slip knots on both ends to attach to both ends of the call. I then attach the call to the lanyard with a prusik knot. that way i can take calls off, or add calls depending the situation i am hunting.
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Postby rcase1234 » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:49 pm

I burned my drops onto my lanyard and braided over them and added double drops. I'll as pics when I finally finish it. I ordered more cord to thicken up wear it hangs from your neck to braid on some sort of a neck pad
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Postby QuackAddict95 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:40 pm

i make them and sell them to people. It takes me about 30-45 minutes to make one using the cobra braid. They look pretty good and im trying to figure out how to do the zipper braid.
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Postby CountryRN » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:38 pm

I made 7 of these for Christmas gifts. They turned out great. I made the stiches tight as I could which made the lanyards stiff. The second layer of stiching around the neck made them much more comfortable to wear.

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Postby FowlOffspring » Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:31 pm

I made one during late goose season because I hated the one that I bought from a store. They sure are stiff though. With 3 goose calls and a duck call, I can hold mine straight out by the neck pad and it barely sags. I think Im going to make one for my dad for his birthday. :grooving:
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Postby sloth » Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:10 pm

If you want to make it more flexible, remove the strands on the inside of the para cord and tie it a little bit looser. It will keep its form and still be flexible. :thumbsup:
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Postby FowlOffspring » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:44 pm

Eh, I think I like it the way it is lol it doesnt get all twisted up like the Primos one I had before and it stays in a certain form that fits my neck and chest. :yes:
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Postby Greeny » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:39 pm

My lanyard
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Postby ARduckboy24 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:54 pm

I have 2 and am selling both if anyones interested a single call and a triple call.
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Postby Nutt » Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:21 am

I've made a few. This is the only one I have a picture of on my phone.
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Postby plhsurfer » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:23 am

Here is one that I made from my brother in-law, 4 double drops and 2 clips for whistles.
Have since made a couple for myself along with one that I use when training. (just has three clips for whistles and remote)
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Postby aclumpkin » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:16 pm

Looking at all the pictures, awesome work! I am really starting to think about making one now. :bow:

Are there tutorials online on how to make them? Does anyone have any links to info on how to make them?
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Postby Greeny » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:50 pm

Look this video series up on you tube, it makes a pretty basic lanyard but this helped me once you get it down you can make it different sizes to fit better, this video also has ALOT of extra cord to play with it's easy just try it
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Postby aclumpkin » Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:39 am

Greeny wrote:Look this video series up on you tube, it makes a pretty basic lanyard but this helped me once you get it down you can make it different sizes to fit better, this video also has ALOT of extra cord to play with it's easy just try it

Thanks! :thumbsup: :beer:
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Postby handyandy » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:16 am

You guys have some nice ones. I made mine all out of the OD green since I had a big roll of it I had to use for whenever I need a small rope. FYI it makes for a great pull start replacement rope. Seems like I have a pull start rope break on something quiet often with all the old small engines I have on stuff. But I just used a regular braid to make mine and it may not look as cool as some of the fancy braids but it didn't take long to make. It has been working for me the past two years. I even made a game carrier using some 550 cord. Handy for when you walk in with a few people, and your hands were full going in let alone when you come out with a few ducks apiece and no where to put them. I always keep a roll of it handy at home, in the boat, and the truck. You can get it in bulk rolls on ranger joes for cheap it's some handy stuff. Right up there with zipties, duck tape, and bailing wire.
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Postby Greeny » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:43 pm

If you guys are looking for more things to do with paracord try a bird carrier I made two for a friend and me and they both worked good pretty good opening weekend
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Re: Just thought I'd share...

Postby bamahuntnfool » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:11 pm

Greeny wrote:If you guys are looking for more things to do with paracord try a bird carrier I made two for a friend and me and they both worked good pretty good opening weekend


Very Nice!
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