Best diver decoys to buy ?

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Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby TopGunMich » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:23 am

I sold my divers 10 yrs ago. Been busy shooting geese. I have a new dog and want to get him more action, so Im thinking divers. I know this is probably a Ford vs Chevy, coke vs pepsi, argument! Im not a huge fan of GHG, but they look good. G&H are $$$ and not readily available. Where did carrylite go?
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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby don novicki » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:48 am

Spend the money for G&H. Ten years from now they will look as good as the day they came out of the box. They are built like iron and made in the USA. You can't ask more than that.............. :thumbsup:
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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby BigTerp » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:24 am

don novicki wrote:Spend the money for G&H. Ten years from now they will look as good as the day they came out of the box. They are built like iron and made in the USA. You can't ask more than that.............. :thumbsup:


I agree with G&H. I only have there Mallard ones though. Another option is to pick up some cheap, beat up Mallard decoys off of craigslist and repaint into divers. I'm planning on doing that with a few old Falmbeau Mallards I have laying around.
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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby Jimmy Shutt » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:04 am

When I started I had all redhead brand after two years they needed paint and cracked around keels then took on water and could be shot straight through. My spred now is all G+H "USA" Divers and puddle ducks.....not cheap but the shape and way they sit in the water is hard to dispute. The heads can't handle a direct load but the bodies can. My 02 cents..

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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby Conecuh » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:09 am

I love my GHG divers. Only had most of them a couple of years, but they still look great and have been durable so far. I have heard good things about G&H. I had some Redhead brand mallards and wood ducks. Would not buy from them again.
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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:16 am

http://www.duckhuntingchat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=170731
This has worked well for me as well as others. I've had the most success with canvasbacks.
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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby petrel » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:20 am

Buy American: G&H, Quack, Landing Zone.
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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby quack wackr » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:13 pm

greenhead gear, hands down. been hunting over them for years and i love them
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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby suicidal_scaup » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:42 pm

G & H Super Magnums...all the way. I bought some bluebills 15 years ago and they are just gently aged now...could touch them up but they are as good as new as for durability. The plastic is a little thicker so when they come in hot and heavy right on the water, they withstand the pellets that hit them, I have not had to fix a single hole in all these years.

The only thing that would be better is foam if you can find em cheap. Garage sales...burlap...paint...and a few hours of work make for some awesome decoys. Good luck with your decision.
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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby tmclaimerFL » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:42 pm

Buy. Cheapest mallards and paint em. Diver dekes aren't cheap
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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby Parkerswaterfowl » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:48 pm

Plasti-duk supermagnums or homemade bouy decoys
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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby nickp9797 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:55 pm

X2 for plastiduk, best decoys available for hunting from a boat
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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby Thunderstruck » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:03 pm

Another vote for G&H. They are by far the best diver dekes out there. I have used them all hunting divers in northern minnesota and the G&H have held up and look the best
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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby waterfowler9 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:08 pm

burlapped Herters. :thumbsup:
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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby ohioboy » Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:32 pm

Ghg. I beat the hell out of mine.
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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby WisconsinWaterfowler » Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:42 pm

How I wish Herter's were still in business. :sad:
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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby krazybronco2 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:35 am

what about higdon decoys i saw they had half a dozen for $35 for the foam filled and $30 for the regular ones.
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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby Wobbling Wings Waterfowling » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:41 am

GHG's . Pick upp some hot buy GHG mallards. And paint them. They look great and is a cheap option. My friend painted ours and they look sick!!
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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby h2ofowlr » Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:10 pm

ohioboy wrote:Ghg. I beat the hell out of mine.


They must be to life like for you! Shoot the duck not the decoy! :lol3:
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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby rebelp74 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:54 pm

If you have some old beat up puddler decoys, repaint them into divers. If not try this website http://www.knutsondecoys.com/decoy_duck.html
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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby Dingbatter » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:10 pm

WisconsinWaterfowler wrote:How I wish Herter's were still in business. :sad:


x2 Herters divers are second to none!
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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby jeepman » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:09 am

krazybronco2 wrote:what about higdon decoys i saw they had half a dozen for $35 for the foam filled and $30 for the regular ones.


I agree, Higdon decoys are great! they are reasonably priced and are foam filled. I think thats super handy hunting divers where you might blast your decoys shooting cripples.
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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby JCraig12 » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:19 am

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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby fishduck » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:43 pm

Life is to short to hunt over plastic decoys!

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Re: Best diver decoys to buy ?

Postby Strick9 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:26 pm

The biggest heartbreak in my life was Cabelas discontinuing the Herters Line, The 72 armored are incredible and stomp mud holes in any plastics I have hunted.

However you asked for the Best, so call Brennan at Bigger Water Decoys and be done with it , the end.
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