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We’ll I have been putting the final touches on getting my gear ready for the 1st, and I decided to run new string on acouple doz deeks, then I started to wonder.....how many feet of string do you guys use? Obviously I understand that it kind of depends on your terrain, but on average....yea ok I'm getting antsy for the opener.... :hammering:
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where i hunt the river is usually 3 to 4 feet about 50 yards out from the blind. i like to leave the string a foot or so longer so the decoys can move with the current and wind. if the river gets 6+ feet the blind is under water. mostly depends on the area you hunt.
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I hunt tidal areas that have 10ft+ tide changes. Some of the areas are 15+ft deep at high tide. I run 20ft of line on each decoy.
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I keep 8' on just incase.
Like Mike said, the tide varies where I hunt. But normally I only use like 2.5-3 feet of it.
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i usually put 6 feet for wading areas and 15 feet for putting dekes out with the boat.
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I put 12 feet of line on my floaters.
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with AVERAGE tides of over nine feet, I use about 18 feet.......I do have some sets just for inland areas and they are about ten feet....sea duck mother lines are about 100 feet!
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It depends, if your hunting with just waders, put it a foot or two taller than you.
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