Gang Rigging

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Gang Rigging

Postby T-MAN » Fri Oct 28, 2005 5:12 pm

This is prolly a dumb question :hammering: Do you really need the clips that connect to the mainline? I was just wondering if you could just connect deek to deek with line and two weightes at the ends? :help:

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Postby Dep666 » Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:13 pm

Well I guess you could do that. I personally think that if the dekes are rigged with the clips, the dekes move better side to side in the wind and current. The goal is to try to make your spread look as natural as possible. Divers raft in groups and are constantly moving. In my opinion the dekes that are tied together took like a train and just don't look right. The only reason I know this is trial and error. Its all a big learning eperience. Last year I learned that I didn't need to put out my 4 doz Whistler dekes to shoot Whistlers. This year I'll probably learn something else. Good luck and as cajun phil says " CUT EM'"
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Postby 10 ga. » Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:51 pm

even though most guys stack thier decoys in bags and leave thier snaps attached to the mainline they use the snaps so when they do get a tangle they can unclip the decoys to untangle it and no matter how good you are a tangle every now and then will happen . Ive found that duck hunting solutions has the best rigs for either style [ stacking or spool type] Tying them all together has the potential for a mega mess.
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Postby Dep666 » Sat Oct 29, 2005 3:48 am

AMEN 10 ga. I have experienced the mother of all tangels with bills buzzing the boat. THAT SUCKS!
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Postby T-MAN » Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:46 am

Matt, :help: my buddy painted about 1 1/2 doz broadbills into whistlers. Should i paint them back into broadys and just keep two, or just let them go?
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Postby Dep666 » Sat Oct 29, 2005 12:09 pm

The reason I only use two whistler dekes is because I have those monster dekes I use. If you like I'll email you a pic of them. Just email me. The key is visibilty. Divers like the dekes with a lot of white on them. Keep that in mind.......
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Postby bill f » Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:24 pm

Im new to the site,,need help. Im hunting a lake this winter, there are islands to hunt from but the divers moving through stay away,,so Im thinking of gang rigs in 100 ft of water and then laying out in my boat 30 t0 40 yards and trying to pass shoot.
Can anyone provide the basics of gang rigs in simple terms and some basic advise on doing this? Thank you
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Postby ISHOOTDIVERS » Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:02 pm

Mother line with a big weight on one end, each decoy with a dropper anything from 1-4 feet I have seen wit ha clip so you can clip onto the mother line, set your end wit hteh anchor/weight then let line out and start clipping birds on, once all birds are on I have seen some guys use no weights on other end :eek: and most use weight after they pull the line to how they want it positioned and drop the otehr weight and waaa laaa you have a gang rig.We personally do not use them anymore, we prefer the look of singles, yes a little more work and a little more time but its just what we like.
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Postby bill f » Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:07 pm

thank you,,what do you mean by singles?,Are you dropping weights from each decoy?
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Postby ISHOOTDIVERS » Wed Nov 02, 2005 8:08 pm

Yes each dekes has line and anchor, we make our own anchors 1 pounders, a little overkill but we get into some rough stuff sometimes and the dekes don't move :mrgreen: most of our dekes are rigged up with 25' on each deke, we are fortunate here on Erie in the west it isn't real deep, but on the same token it gets real nasty real quick here
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Postby 10 ga. » Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:23 pm

100' of water, thats deep, The only way to go is gang rig , Just curios is there any current there if there is the current with 150' of anchor line you might pull your first couple of decoys under in the current.
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Postby pitboss » Sun Nov 06, 2005 3:03 pm

clips do help sink the line for the dogs too...


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Postby lawnboy » Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:31 pm

I got one of those mother of all mother knots today and had to untie all the decoys then retie them all. If I had clips, it would have been ten times easer. I have also found that over time the line turns and turns until it breaks do to a lack of a swivel.
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Longline clips

Postby Dep666 » Sun Nov 13, 2005 7:26 pm

Anybody know a good site to order lonline clips?
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Postby Dep666 » Wed Nov 16, 2005 2:58 pm

Yup just ordered from there thanks!
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