drew_timothy wrote:Not sure if this applies or not, but in South Dakota we hunt lots of little potholes, or small lakes with shallow bays, and if i have to cross a few hundred yards of water or so, ill just take the decoys off my back, throw them down on the water, put my gun and blind bag on the decoys and float them to the spot. Dont have to go out a buy a sled in my opinion, decoys float all by themselves.
still much less effort with a sled. It glides a lot faster/ smoother through water and you have something to keep your blind bag and gun in while setting decoys. also you can haul a lot more with a sled than just in a bag.
I always floated my texas rigged decoys when I walked in, thats why I waited so long to get a sled. much faster and easier with a sled now. on top of that you can always find more uses for a sled than a decoy bag. shallow water blind to sit in, nice place to store gear while you stand in water, easier than a bag maneuver. also makes for quick unloading of the truck.... decoys in the sled when you're at home, put the sled in the truck, take it out of the truck when you arrive at the marsh, throw in gun and blind bag and you're off. no more trying to hobble to get a bag on your back and carry your gun and blind bag... then trying to find a dry spot to put your blind bag once you get there.