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Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby h2ofowlr » Sat Jul 03, 2010 12:24 am

I wanted to see if anyone had some good recommendations on some longtail decoys. I am looking to pick up 2 dozen?
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Re: Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby goosehunter64 » Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:31 am

First of all, enough with the PC crap....it's "old squaw"...period.
Second....you can try Knutson's. I believe they have them.

http://www.knutsondecoys.com/decoy_duck/sea_duck.html
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Re: Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby J_Meyer » Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:18 pm

I run E. Allen oldsquaws. There pricey but worth the money. My buddy runs Toldeo decoys that he painted to look like oldsquaws which are pretty nice also. Stay way from the plastic decoys they don't ride rough water well and there not very durable.
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Re: Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby Mike M. » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:11 pm

Several years ago I go some oversize pintail decoys really cheap at an LL Bean outlet store and repainted them as oldsquaws. Worked for me. They are plastic of course so not the best sea duck decoy but they get the job done.
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Re: Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby RCO Brian » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:11 pm

[quote="goosehunter64"] enough with the PC crap....it's "old squaw"...period.

Agree w/ya 64, Oldsquaw only!

We use E Allens and Ure a Ducks. Have used the Sportsplast(Knutsons)too and shot plenty over them.
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Re: Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby h2ofowlr » Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:23 pm

The E Allen decoys seem to be pretty pricey. How many do you use in your spread. You will be $1500 + for a dozen of them.
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Re: Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby jehler » Tue Jul 06, 2010 5:43 am

h2ofowlr wrote:The E Allen decoys seem to be pretty pricey. How many do you use in your spread. You will be $1500 + for a dozen of them.

your paying for the paint job, you can buy them unpainted and doit yourself for a lot less.....still to pricey for me. we kill lots of birds right over our g&h plastic decoys. for oldsquaw we have a dozen old pintail decoys that are slowly giving way to cork and cedar handcarved blocks we make ourselves
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Re: Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby J_Meyer » Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:03 pm

h2ofowlr wrote:The E Allen decoys seem to be pretty pricey. How many do you use in your spread. You will be $1500 + for a dozen of them.

You can get them for $600.00 a dozen depending on who you have paint them. You can go with the Toldeo Decoys super mags with goldeneye heads painted as old squaws for $200.00 dozen. The Toldeos are very well made and can take a beating.
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Re: Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby Whistlerwhittler » Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:39 pm

We have good luck with the Sportplast oldsquaws that you can order from Knutsons. I do appreciate a well made decoy, but for the money the Sportplasts do the job and will serve the purpose until I can carve a spread of my own.
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Re: Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby g_maxson » Wed Jul 07, 2010 6:48 am

J_Meyer wrote:I run E. Allen oldsquaws. There pricey but worth the money. My buddy runs Toldeo decoys that he painted to look like oldsquaws which are pretty nice also. Stay way from the plastic decoys they don't ride rough water well and there not very durable.


Jeff, after an interaction with Tom the other day, I am no longer recommending him to anyone. So I do have super mag Toledo squaw that I made, but IMO, Jeff's E.Allens are the way to go. Very nice paint job and from what I remember it was not that bad as far as $$$.
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Re: Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby Undrcoverrednek » Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:25 pm

Haven't used these, but they are affordable:
http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/store ... 0_425-9-11
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Re: Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby mmalyuk » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:21 pm

h2ofowler, I PM'd you.
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Re: Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby h2ofowlr » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:55 pm

mmalyuk wrote:h2ofowler, I PM'd you.

Thanks for the message. I checked the site out. They look great. Definately an option I am considering.
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Re: Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby Dustin07 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:47 pm

I personally don't like the look of the knutsons, although I am sure they would perform. I'd be just as happy shooting over painted garage sale flambeau pins I think.
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Re: Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby Ecologic » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:21 pm

We have used the sportplasts for years on high rolling waves of Michigan without incident. Super affordable and the birds barrel into them. Another nice thing about them is that they are so cheap that if you end up with a cripple in your spread you don't cry if you hit a decoy as well.

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Re: Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby QH's Paw » Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:19 pm

Sportplast ride good on the long lines but their paint sucks. Their paint is worse than Flambeau.The hens came out of the box peeling.
We did as others have and painted bull spriqs. You can make the pintail longer by putting black tye wraps to extent the tail and point them up.
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Re: Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby Matapato » Sun Nov 14, 2010 4:43 pm

Funny...
The name was officially changed to Long-Tailed Duck almost 10 years ago, but I guess you gotta give your .02...
I have the decoys from Bass Pro and they look pretty good... I may get to use them 2 or 3 times a year though, here in Utah. So they won't see much use from me. They seem to work great! And the price is right!
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Re: Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby decoycarver » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:42 pm

OLD SQUAW !!!! I am in Maine since 87, my old blue Bills -from Herters ( styrafom ) painted the right colors add a long black ZIP TIE, push it in usind sheet rock screws, and hot glue it in place --you can curl the zip tie like x-mas ribbon..i use a doz. or less off to the side of my scotcr and eiders...just made them and limites out Sat. first time useing them...and painted all my Blue bills to scotor and my canvasback to Eiders..if i ever move back home i"lll reverse to process !!!! I sell alll my carved decoys..it pays for all my duck hunting habits..
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Re: Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby duckhuntnfl » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:14 am

Bass Pro, old squaw $59 a doz.... enough said..
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Re: Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby mdfowlman » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:40 pm

does it really make a difference to add the zip ties to make a tail for old squaws
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Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby jehler » Tue Dec 18, 2012 7:04 am

We used black irrigation pipe cut into strips in our oldsquaw blocks
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Re: Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby ARduckboy24 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:40 pm

Undrcoverrednek wrote:Haven't used these, but they are affordable:
http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/store ... 0_425-9-11

If there like there mallards or pintails stay away the plastic on the bottom is egg shell, thin the keels on some of my mallards Have already popped off without even a full season of hunting and one of my pintails bottom plastic has cracked. Keep in kind I puddle duck hunt and just like to browse the diver forum sp the decoys have been used in a few field hunts and that's it. Also forgot to mention the paint on my mallards was crappy and had a few spotty places on the head.
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Re: Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby Tealer » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:00 pm

We found some foam filled GHG old squaw and they look great.
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Re: Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby brian tierno » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:17 am

toledo is no longer operating
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Re: Long Tail - Old Squaw Decoys

Postby g_maxson » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:24 am

Tealer wrote:We found some foam filled GHG old squaw and they look great.


Found as in saw them online or found as in purchased?

I know multiple people who saw the advertising, placed orders, were strung along for months before their orders were eventually cancelled by Cabelas since the decoys never showed up.
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