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Best Bluebill/Canvasback decoys

Postby JWG » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:34 am

Looked all over only to find some mixed reviews so hopin you guys can help me out. Thanks
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Re: Best Bluebill/Canvasback decoys

Postby apexhunter » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:46 am

For big & rough water where you don't have to tote them on your back I've always favored the old Herters foam deeks but they are getting hard to find. In a plastic decoy I love my G&H Canvasbacks.
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Re: Best Bluebill/Canvasback decoys

Postby m.teeter » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:54 pm

X2 on the herters. I don't personally own any but my hunting partner does. And they work great for diver hunting. Main thing I like is you can't sink them if accidentally shot.
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Re: Best Bluebill/Canvasback decoys

Postby JWG » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:04 pm

I guess I prefer light ones as I'm not really on any huge water and most is walk out only. 1 30acre spot has them there every year last part of october
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Re: Best Bluebill/Canvasback decoys

Postby JWG » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:46 pm

GHG or FA's, which one of the two if it matters
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Re: Best Bluebill/Canvasback decoys

Postby duckbuster57 » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:00 pm

Any thing but plastic. I would find some foam or cork or wood decoys they cost more but last a lot longer and ride much better then plastic.I hunt with foam decoys my dad and I made in the 60's thay are still great.
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Re: Best Bluebill/Canvasback decoys

Postby m.teeter » Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:57 pm

If you're hell bent on plastic. I'd look at the tanglefree divers. They don't look as good as some of the GHG or others but some of their new divers are foam filled. In diver hunting you need dekes that will hold up to anything ( including steel shot at close range ) not pageant winners. I think Higdon makes some foam filled divers too. I have started making my own foamers and am currently in the process of filling all my old plastic divers with 2 part foam.
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Re: Best Bluebill/Canvasback decoys

Postby Black Smoke » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:49 am

I'd look at the tanglefree divers.


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Re: Best Bluebill/Canvasback decoys

Postby Thunderstruck » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:30 am

G&H
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Re: Best Bluebill/Canvasback decoys

Postby JWG » Thu Jul 25, 2013 12:56 pm

Anybody try traditions?
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Re: Best Bluebill/Canvasback decoys

Postby fowlplayx » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:18 pm

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Re: Best Bluebill/Canvasback decoys

Postby Mean Gene » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:00 pm

Ever think about making your own foamers?

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Re: Best Bluebill/Canvasback decoys

Postby Justin Weber » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:40 am

Sounds like your not huge into diver hunting and dont hunt them that often. A couple dozen LS GHG Bills and a dozen or so diver deeks of another species will do ya fine.
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Re: Best Bluebill/Canvasback decoys

Postby FinnLandR » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:38 pm

Any opinions on the Higdon foam filled bluebills?
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Re: Best Bluebill/Canvasback decoys

Postby fowlplayx » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:24 am

Justin its clear you are not a big diver hunter! Yupp a few dozen decoys for divers will do ya just great! Rofl, good luck with that, maybe if you are just hunting golden eyes!
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Re: Best Bluebill/Canvasback decoys

Postby fowlplayx » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:34 am

Do not! Do not go with ghg! Or any plastic decoys, look at a plastic decoy from 20 yards away and look at a foam decoy from 20 yard's. Also look at what real birds look like at a distance, plastic =junk, foam, wood ,cork! Don't make the same mistake i did i got 3 giant tubs of plastic crap that's shot up or needs paint, going to all foam and wood sea ducks
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Re: Best Bluebill/Canvasback decoys

Postby woodduck31 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:06 pm

another vote for making your own. For divers having something solid is important with all the low flyers and cripple sluicing associated with diver hunting. The numbers you need depends entirely on your hunting circumstance. I rarely use more than a half dozen bluebills or canvasbacks hunting the river, but on a big lake you'd need a lot more.

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Re: Best Bluebill/Canvasback decoys

Postby Mean Gene » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:48 am

I need more painting lessons......



woodduck31 wrote:another vote for making your own. For divers having something solid is important with all the low flyers and cripple sluicing associated with diver hunting. The numbers you need depends entirely on your hunting circumstance. I rarely use more than a half dozen bluebills or canvasbacks hunting the river, but on a big lake you'd need a lot more.

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Re: Best Bluebill/Canvasback decoys

Postby jscheirer » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:54 am

What type of paints do you use for these woodduck? They look absolutely amazing. Are they hand brushed acrylics?
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