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Postby Duckbuster109 » Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:21 am

What opinions do you all have on the blow up featherlites?
I used reg flambeau deeks and it seems like it takes a lot for the wind to make them move any. I was thinking the featherlites would be easily moved by a slight breeze. What do you all see as pros and cons?
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Postby Ducksbeus » Thu Aug 11, 2005 2:36 pm

The heads and necks look goofy, but, by the time the dux notice that, they are getting shot at. I use a few as fillers as I walk in a ways. They move good in a little breeze and are light wieght. If you shoot one on accident...a little duct tape will fixer right up.. Ill use em in timber with no wieghts...very portable :yes: :yes: :yes: Y'all have a nice day :thumbsup:
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Postby texan68 » Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:10 pm

guys, it really doesn't matter what the shape of the deke is like. The ducks aren't that smart. Yer gonna shoot em before they get a good enough look at em. Have you ever heard of using plain old painted milk jugs as dekes.....they work just as good.....so yes I think the featherlights would work great, but I would probably end up popping all of em.
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Postby ACEBLDRS » Fri Aug 12, 2005 6:59 am

duck commander likes em'
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Postby 98ramtough » Fri Aug 12, 2005 8:49 am

ACEBLDRS wrote:duck commander likes em'

Don't base your hunting purchases off of what you see some guy in a movie using. Some of those guys make more $$ a year than you and I make just to use that decoy. I would use that decoy too if someone gave them to me for free and paid $$ on top of that.
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Postby joetc » Wed Sep 21, 2005 8:03 am

I've always wondered where you'd store your decoy strings on those. Other than that problem I think they'd work great.

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Postby Smackaduck » Wed Sep 21, 2005 4:21 pm

We have been using featherlites for the past three years. Thats not all we use but we will use around a dozen. They are great, they move on the water with the slightest breeze, they look great besides the shape and are a good bit lighter than plastics. Just dont leave them out the sun fades them bad. As far as the strings we just leave ours blown up and wrap the strings around the body and the weight around the neck.
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Postby tstrong » Wed Sep 21, 2005 10:01 pm

I have hunted with the foam featherlites. There about a 1/4" thick with no bottom. They work great and pack in a blind bag. Too much wind and they will blow over.
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Postby meatrun » Sat Sep 24, 2005 9:18 am

i and my brother use then when we have to walk a long ways to get to hunt. One mallard hole is an hour walk through the swamp. They seem to work great. i've had ducks trun on a dime from a fly by when they spotted them. to attach strings we found these work best i can't seem to find a link but we use a retractable decoy string kit. it allows us each to throw a half doz apeice in our blind bags and not have to carry anything extra.
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Postby Gooseboy » Sun Sep 25, 2005 3:36 pm

would probably work ok. Good luck this season! :thumbsup:
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