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Main lines

Postby NY Yote » Sun Sep 26, 2004 6:22 pm

Guys...This is my first year for hunting divers and was wondering where you guys get your main line for your rigs. I have clips and all I need is the main line.

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Postby quackerkiller » Mon Sep 27, 2004 5:05 am

you can get those at cabelas or macks. good luck
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Postby Layout » Wed Oct 06, 2004 9:46 pm

I purchased my main line at a marine store. I bought a whole spool (1000') of line. My main lines are 150' long.
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Postby 10 ga. » Thu Oct 14, 2004 12:35 am

Check with the guy at duck hunting solutions he doesn't advertize it but I bought some tarred line from him his Iron twine is pretty good stuff to.You'll find him at
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Postby taylordekes » Thu Oct 14, 2004 6:17 am

Try Its a commercial fishing site and they sell EVERYTHING you could want to set up main lines and gang rigs. Their prices bury any duck supplier too. Hope this helps another NYer.
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Postby chase83 » Mon Oct 18, 2004 12:54 pm

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Postby h2ofwlr » Wed Oct 20, 2004 11:10 pm

I use 45' main lines-9' apart for the 6 S Mag decoys and then a 7 to 25' line to the anchor. The anchor line is wrapped arounfd the anchor "loop". The "long" main line is 135'. I use 2' long drops from the decoys which the snaps are attached to the 2' (finished) lines. Reason is so a dog can swim above the line or float a boat or it if need be with out getting tangles up. I use 1.5 lb anchors for the shorter lines and 4lb anchor for the 135' line.

Somebody mentioned ATA GUlf--yup I use them too :thumbsup:

BTW, you know what you get when using long lines with variable winds? ! big tangled mess-happened to me Sun... :eek:
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Postby ChuckR » Sat Oct 23, 2004 2:37 pm

I ordered my longlines from Scott over at . His lines are made from #120 tarred line and the price is very reasonable since all I had to do is tie the drops to the decoys.

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Postby donell67 » Sat Oct 23, 2004 3:59 pm

decoy rigs is a good place to buy stuff.i use 3/16 diamond braid for main lines.they have decoy rigs stuff in knutsons too.
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Postby Master Duck » Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:07 pm

I also use and have been very happy with my purchase there.
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