What weights do you use with hotbuys?

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What weights do you use with hotbuys?

Postby 98ramtough » Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:10 am

Well I finally bought some hotbuy decoys last night for $19.95 a dozen. My question is, what decoy weights do you use? Usually I use lead straps and wrap them around the necks, but these little guys have no necks. Should I use no tangle cord and slip weights so the weights just rest on the bottom of the decoy? If I use a strap of some kind will the paint flake off these?

I just bought a dozen of these because I was hoping the detail would help finish some of these decoy shy birds..


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Postby ks_waterfowler » Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:16 am

We use the strap weights that are wrapped around the keel. It should have a sort of triangular shaped keel if it is an 04 model. They shaped it that way so the strap weights would fit on it.
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Postby 98ramtough » Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:17 am

Awww.. Gotcha!.


Yeah, they are almost triangle on the bottom.
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Postby mallardhunter » Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:45 pm

I use strap weights, but they fall off :thumbsdown: then all the sting gets tangled.
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Postby 98ramtough » Tue Dec 14, 2004 4:43 pm

I am going to use the snagless models and snagless cord, then just slide the weights down to the bottom of the decoy, and tie three or four per group.....
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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Wed Dec 29, 2004 10:18 pm

I use the hotbuy mallard decoys also! good choice. :salude: I like the Ace brand decoy ancors because they stay on your keel nice and taut. Therfore there is less damage to the other decoys.

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