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Fellas, I am looking to add some diver decoys to my spread for this upcoming season. I will be doing more lake and river hunting this year and I would also like to mix a few diver decoys into my puddle duck spread from time to time for added visibility. I am not looking to break the bank but I do want quality decoys that will ride good in the water. I am basically looking for 6 Ringnecks or Bluebills and maybe some Redheads or Canvasbacks. I am not rough on my decoys but I do want something that will last for a long time. I have been looking at some of the Hardcore decoys and Higdon decoys. Your thought's on these?
Thanks in advance for all the help
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No to Hard Core and Higdons are nice but check out Tanglefree foam filled they are really nice and will never sink and the price is pretty good I think.
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Foam filled or something hand carved that wont sink is a must for me whenever I consider diver dekes. I carve my own foamers now but will soon be switching over to cork.
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Buy some cheap used mallards off someone, clean them up and paint them into bluebills or ringnecks yourself. Easy way to save some cash.
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One way or another add divers that match what you are seeing in the area you hunt. Buffleheads come in to 3 or 4 hens per drake a lot better than a bunch of drakes. I would put together one or two 8 to 12 bird blue bill longlines and set them a bit away from your puddlers. If you hunt shallows water singles will work and look up ideas online for mixed puddler and diver spreads. Lots of good info out there.
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