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Different Brands?

Postby Riverjumper » Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:01 am

How many different brands are in your spread? or do you just stick to one. I buy whatever I can afford at the time, so I have 3 different brands, and the ducks don't care one bit.
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Postby Citori12 » Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:51 am

I have about 3 different brands and it does not seem to matter as long as there are dekes for ducks to see when they are looking for a place to set
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Postby quackerkiller » Thu Nov 03, 2005 8:44 am

i have like 3 to 5 at any time just depends on whats flying
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Postby Riverjumper » Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:55 am

let me Clafify this, I have different Brands of Decoys, not species of decoys. What do you all think about mixing Brands, G&H, GHG, Carrylite, etc...
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Postby Citori12 » Thu Nov 03, 2005 11:33 am

When my buddies and I get together we have run 6 different brands, GHG G&H Flambeau, carrylite, herters, and avery again it has not made any difference who makes them they all work alone or together
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Postby yellowlab » Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:15 pm

well if you think about it ducks aren't all alike jsut like us so i would think that it would matter and if oyu have differant brands you have differant positions which is always a plus that way all your dekes don't like the exact same duck
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Postby Cobra » Thu Nov 03, 2005 5:54 pm

3-5 plus an asst. of homemades.
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Postby duckman2000 » Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:18 pm

Hey citori12 GHG and avery are the same deke :thumbsup:
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Postby Citori12 » Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:26 am

Ya your right about that.....except my buddy has these standard avery decoys that do not look like the cabelas ghg I have so even the same manufacutures have different molds I guess the point is I think ducks cannot determine size or manufacture of decoys....well if they looked hard enough they probably could but by that time they are upside down in gravy........ :toofunny:
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Postby Dalros » Mon Nov 07, 2005 12:06 pm

I personally have old and new flams, ghg, herters and carry lites...mals, sprigs, teal, baldplates, woodies, gads, ringbills and redheads in my spread at any given time, at any given location.

What I like about mixing brands is that they all don't look alike and the fact that each manufacturer has their dekes, more or less, in different poses or shapes and sizes. This to me represents what I see when I go out to the refuge/marsh and observe the REAL ducks, which is what I always try to recreate when I lay out my spread.
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Postby Mike M. » Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:52 pm

I prefer herters. I have regular herters, herters that I painted myself and herters that I burlapped and painted myself. Also have carrylite, flambeau (3 of those new 26 inch mallards), and a dozen knight and hale mallards that I got real cheap on clearance. Lastly, I have one LL Bean super mag black duck and 3 cedar bodies that are rough carved that I plan on making into black ducks one of these days. I will mix and match depending on the situation and where I am hunting.
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Postby texan68 » Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:11 pm

carrylite, flam, herters, GHG, G&H, and a few homemade cork
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Postby BlueGooseTN » Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:57 pm

I personally love the Greenhead Gear Decoys, just about all of my different spreads consist of GHG and a few G&H b/c of the swival heads. I think mixing decoy "brands" has its up and downs, but mixing "species" is great, just about every duck hunter i know mixes species in their spreads.
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Postby donell67 » Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:21 pm

i have g&H,carrylite, flambeau,don mintz, and bigfoots. i think the higher quality ones are better but i dont think it hurts to put out some low quality ones to get the numbers out there.
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Postby InTheDecoys » Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:29 pm

g&h, carrylite, flambeau, avery, bond butts, expeditite butts, herters, homemade,
InTheDecoys.... Take em
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Postby 870 » Sat Nov 12, 2005 3:09 pm

herters mostly on my divers, with some carrylites, flambeaus.
and herters for my black ducks, carrylites on my mallards, teal, woodies
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Postby TXwaterfowler » Sat Nov 12, 2005 6:09 pm

(':withstupid:') yeah pretty much what they said!! (':mrgreen:')
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Postby Benelli Slinger » Sat Nov 12, 2005 7:39 pm

i like it because i buy deeks when i can afford them, and every brand has a slightly different apperance ie head style, shape, and the way they ride the water, i think decoys of different brands mixed together looks less "stereotypical duck decoy spread" than one brand with identical headstyles and body shapes just MHO
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Postby Cobra » Sat Nov 12, 2005 8:41 pm

:withstupid: I agree, never liked the toy soldier look of some peoples spreads.
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Postby chrispbrown27 » Sat Nov 12, 2005 9:11 pm

I once had a mallard that refused to land apparently because he didn't like Flambeau decoys, he thought they were cheaply made crap I think. But man I'll tell ya they all like the GHG's!!! LOL
I hunt over Flambeaus, GHG's, Carrylite's, and G&H's. Not to mention the 3 dozen milk jugs I've got painted black. Never even thought twice about it.
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Postby Spencer5100 » Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:18 pm

I use
1. GHG Mallards
2. G&H Mallards
3. Carry Lite Mallards
4. GHG Teal
5.GHG Widgeon
6. G&H coots
7Carry Lite Divers
8. Carry lite geese
Different brands work well together, because you get a variety of looks and poses, and the dekes dont look so modeled
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