Stringing Decoys......

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length of string?

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Stringing Decoys......

Postby gunman » Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:59 am

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 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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Postby kyfowler » Sat Sep 10, 2005 10:00 am

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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Postby Mike M. » Sun Sep 11, 2005 6:21 pm

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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Postby AlaskaRedneK » Sun Sep 11, 2005 6:32 pm

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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Postby donell67 » Sun Sep 11, 2005 6:43 pm

i usually put 6 feet for wading areas and 15 feet for putting dekes out with the boat.
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Postby texan68 » Sun Sep 11, 2005 10:57 pm

varies from 3-12 ft
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Postby JJ McGuire » Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:04 am

I put 12 feet of line on my floaters.
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Postby DUKHTR » Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:18 am

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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Postby SwampHunter » Sun Sep 25, 2005 10:54 am

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Postby Gooseboy » Sun Sep 25, 2005 4:20 pm

It depends, if your hunting with just waders, put it a foot or two taller than you.
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