Its been a long time..... wanna see my new decoys???

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Re: Its been a long time..... wanna see my new decoys???

Postby mriggle » Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:42 pm

Those look great!
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Re: Its been a long time..... wanna see my new decoys???

Postby mallard_ded » Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:29 am

Here is the last pics I have for them before Matt ships them to me..... all keeled up and ready.....

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Re: Its been a long time..... wanna see my new decoys???

Postby petrel » Fri Apr 13, 2012 1:49 pm

Wow! I just created a shortcut to that website...I'll be back when the end of fishing season draws near.
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Re: Its been a long time..... wanna see my new decoys???

Postby steve k » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:56 am

Mallard-ded,
You are going to love these decoys. I have been using the GE-ZILLAS, and the solid bottom super magnums from Matt for several years now. Matt does some excellent work. This shot shows you how big they actually are.

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Re: Its been a long time..... wanna see my new decoys???

Postby mallard_ded » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:31 pm

Just curious..... how many of them do you hunt with? How do you take care of them when storing/transporting/hauling them? How do you have them rigged? Sorry for all the questions.... I am very proud of them...even though I do not have them here yet...
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Postby goosehunter64 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:05 am

Awesome decoys M-D :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :clapping: :clapping:
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Re: Its been a long time..... wanna see my new decoys???

Postby steve k » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:29 pm

I have them all rigged individually with 16oz j anchors with bungee cord attached, that get hooked right to the keel. They are stored in full body duck or goose bags from Rogers. Can't remember off hand which bag I brought. I have 6 of the giants that you have pictured and 7 of the solid bodied decoys which are still very stout. You are going to be amazed when you see the size of these blocks. Just use caution when bringing them into the boat. They hold about a gallon of water each, which at first will go down your gloves until you get use to picking them up right :wink:
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Postby woodduck31 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:33 pm

those are beautiful, there will be a lot of GE splash down in those.
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Re: Its been a long time..... wanna see my new decoys???

Postby mallard_ded » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:10 pm

Well..... finally my decoys are on their way.... God speed and a safe journey to you UPS man..... may all the potholes on your trip be smooth and filled. Next step is in progress....
I am in contact with Don Mintz on making some new decoys to add to this spread.... check out a peek at these!!!!!!

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Re: Its been a long time..... wanna see my new decoys???

Postby steve k » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:51 am

Awesome :thumbsup:. You will be very impressed when the arrive. Most likely coming in 2 dryer size boxes. Never had a problem with damage due to shipping from Matt. He really packs them nicely.
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Re: Its been a long time..... wanna see my new decoys???

Postby QH's Paw » Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:46 am

mallard_ded wrote:Well..... finally my decoys are on their way.... God speed and a safe journey to you UPS man..... may all the potholes on your trip be smooth and filled. Next step is in progress....
I am in contact with Don Mintz on making some new decoys to add to this spread.... check out a peek at these!!!!!!

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Are those Mintz's decoys?
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Re: Its been a long time..... wanna see my new decoys???

Postby mallard_ded » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:56 am

Yes they are!!!! I personally have NEVER seen anything like these decoys.... they are custom carved. I am working on trying to add to the spread with a few custom positions that he carves. I will probably be divorced for spending this much money on decoys...... but ..... you only live once. I am after those Goldeneye's that have kept flying the other side of the Mississippi River and not gave me one look.... I am after your ArSse's!!!
This is the one I am trying to have carved now...to match the rest of my spread...the head scratcher on the right!!

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Re: Its been a long time..... wanna see my new decoys???

Postby esiegel91 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:26 am

Those look amazing!!

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Re: Its been a long time..... wanna see my new decoys???

Postby deadplumptrout » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:46 pm

very nice!!
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Re: Its been a long time..... wanna see my new decoys???

Postby tgs » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:09 pm

I run Diane's bags... Love 'em. I have seven of them, all are 12 slot bags with sewn down pockets and mesh bottoms. I do not have the zippered tops. I did wait a little bit for them though :lol3: I try to order stuff in her off season now or see if she has anything in "stock".

Great looking decoys, by the way I use mostly the magnum bags for custom eider deoys, burlap over foam. Here's a picture so you can size up, but close to what yours are.

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mallard_ded wrote:I was looking at Diane's decoy bags...... does anyone own any of these that could give me an idea on them? This bag looked pretty cool...with the zipper and all...but I wasn't sure about durability..
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Re: Its been a long time..... wanna see my new decoys???

Postby Paul26 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:11 pm

Would someone pls pm me with contact in for for "Diane" of Diane's decoy bags? Thanks
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Postby duckdamage » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:38 am

Holy cow they look great! You have some painting talent right there!! It would be a shame to get some pattern on such nice dekes. I'd be worried the whole hunt :smile:

But I guess it adds character !
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Re: Its been a long time..... wanna see my new decoys???

Postby loon » Sat Jan 26, 2013 3:54 pm

Hey how about a hunt test report? I have nothing but whistlers here the last week of the season . Wondering if I might pull more birds with a dozen ginormous goldeneyes or the 3dozen ghg whistlers I put out now 1/3 painted as hens whatcha think ? Dieing to know how they worked on fib goldeneyes
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