ghg goldeneyes & buffleheads

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ghg goldeneyes & buffleheads

Postby firebird » Tue Jul 11, 2006 10:16 am

Was just drooling over the pictures of them over at Mack's site. Can't wait to try them-I think ghg reads my mind and senses the amount in my secret duck hunting accout! I hope they are actually in stock before November...
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Postby qwakwhaker883 » Tue Jul 11, 2006 12:34 pm

I agree, cant wait to get my hands on some of those!! :getdown:
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Postby goosehunter64 » Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:38 pm

How does one say....limits....huh??? :toofunny: :toofunny: :thumbsup:
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Postby NDH2OFOWLER » Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:46 am

Very sharp looking decoys! Does anyone know if they improved the durability of the paint?
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Postby pitboss » Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:21 pm

capt. jeff coats
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Postby casey_714 » Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:28 pm

And that right there is why I love GHG!
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Postby jjohnson_714 » Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:45 pm

wow they even have the tinting on the bufflehead's head... those look pretty darned swell :eek:
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Postby Billblue » Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:33 pm

Boy they sure do look good, but after one season of hunting low flying diver in the decoys I'm afraid you might end up with a bunch of baby rattels, If not worse. I'v got the first decoys I bought 50 years ago. Herters model 63's. I'v carved wood heads for them, the've got bumps and bruises, but still decoy ducks today. No wsy you get 50years out of those GHG. I'v gone the hollow plastic route, they just won't take the daily rigors of diver hunting. Just my 2cw.
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Postby Blocko » Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:15 pm

Guys - there is no need to spend the kind of money on diver decoys that you spend on puddler decoys....... I hunt on the mississippi and have no problem getting all kinds of divers to come right into coot decoys. all you need is black and white and you will do just as well as the guy with all brand new ghg can decoys.......If you set up right and make sure you are hidden, they will follow a string of black jugs.....good luck and save your money for the shells!
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Postby Idahofowlweather » Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:31 pm

they sure do look nice and I own some of them but I would have to say the herters will last you alot longer and ride the water better... good luck anyway you go... coots is a safe bet too!

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Postby 870 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:32 pm

GHG stinking#@%&#@ paint I bought some Green Wing decoys, the paint stayed on for two hunts then came off the heads, bills and bodies. Never again :thumbsdown: Once burnt twice shy.

But hey, they looked great until I used them :cool:
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Postby Smackaduck » Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:15 pm

:withstupid: :withstupid: :withstupid:
Theres a smart one.
If they're dumb enough to be lured in by plastic you're really just doing them a favor.

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Postby ohsobad_hunter » Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:48 pm

Looks good!!


P.S.- Jeff, that camera rocks!!! :thumbsup:
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Postby Camo Man » Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:55 pm

I have several GHG decoys. I think they solved their paint problems long ago. And I think GHG decoys definitely have their time and place. They are a great looking light decoy for our early season and hunting from shore and on points. But when it is full fledged diver season on the broad water, from the layout boat, I will use my heavier and more shot resistant Herters, Toledo Decoys and Plasti-Duks everytime. When in the layout boat you have to swat your own crips, or suffer the unsatisfactory fate of losing them, and sometimes that just means a deke is going to take a hit. On those occasions I want to use my decoys that are going to come back to float another day, week, month, season and for decades. After that my great-grandchildren can sell them as antiques, or put them on the mantle, or use them to hunt, as I will not be around to care. The heavier decoys ride better in big waves too.
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Postby Jim Broadbridge » Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:42 pm

:withstupid: there is no comparison between the ride of a wooden block and that of plastic when it comes to hunting in a 2 ft. chop.
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GHG divers

Postby rcollc » Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:11 pm

I have twelve dozen of them in all flavors and they do not dissapoint. We went one step further to make them unsinkable. We drilled a hole under the tail and one in the top of the breast and used 4lb eurathane that we had left over from another project. It worked really well plus the extra weight helps them ride better in rough seas. I run a guide service in northern In. We bought them for the price and the looks but with this modification at least they won't sink when the clients are swatting cripples from the layout boats. Kevin. [edited by A2]
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Plastic Decoy solutions

Postby FREEZER SHOOTER » Mon Nov 06, 2006 1:24 pm

there is no need to shy from using GHG or G&H plastic decoys. When I notice one that is sinking, I simply fill it with foam. Most plastic decoys are too light to hunt rough, open water and constantly surf and even flip in harsh conditions. The foam helps with this too by adding weight.
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Postby Wilsona018 » Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:23 pm

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Postby duckhntr2005 » Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:02 pm

i've used ghg wood ducks,teal and bluebills. the woodducks and teal are horrible the paint didn't last half a season, my bluebills only one season. If you want good decoys just buy G&H decoys the look great i have had the same cans, mallards, woodducks, and bluebills for multiple seasons and they look great
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Postby maddiedog » Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:52 pm

That is funny...I bought some G&H canvasback decoys and after one hunt one of the decoys lost almost all of it's paint. He was more than happy to fix the problem but he wanted me to ship the decoy out to Nebraska or wherever they are. I wasn't going to pay more money for it. I have had GHG bluebills for at least 4 years and never had a problem. Whatever...I guess everyone has problems with different things.
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Postby diverduck » Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:12 am

I had the same problem with G&H cans but I only had to send 2 back and they sent me 2 doz more and they paid shipping.
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Postby maddiedog » Wed Nov 15, 2006 1:13 pm

crap I guess I should have done it. I just didn't think that a $6 decoy was worth the $6 to ship it as well. Oh well.
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