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Postby mdfowlman » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:39 am

Ill be running about 150 blocks this yr. So to cut down on setup time im hoping to leave them attached to the mainline. What line should I be using that is stiff enough to not tangle in the bags. Im not wanting to use slotted bags due to the over excessive cost. And would you recommend using the longline clips or just attatching my drops straight to the mainline
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Re: mainline

Postby Shade » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:07 pm

This thread was only about half way down the first page

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Re: mainline

Postby boney fingers » Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:16 pm

Rogers slotted bags/ $30
No tangles, decoys protected, organization, easy in and out of boat, / priceless
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Re: mainline

Postby mdfowlman » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:25 pm

Shade wrote:This thread was only about half way down the first page

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=231687

That thread didnt answer my question thats why I made a thread
Im looking to put my decoys in bags and leave them on in my experience unless you use slotted bags the #120 tarred gets tangle up in a bag. I plan on making my own rigs up as i can buy the line and clips for 1/5 of the price of doctari
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Re: mainline

Postby mdfowlman » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:29 pm

boney fingers wrote:Rogers slotted bags/ $30
No tangles, decoys protected, organization, easy in and out of boat, / priceless

Im kinda on a space crunch I run a 1860 wareagle so I could never fit 12 slotted bags in the boat zand I dont wanna buy 360 worth of bags
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Re: mainline

Postby alipinski397 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:50 pm

Use the thickest main line you can afford. We use 3/8 braided nylon tarred ourself.

Stack them on the floor and use burlap in between the rows. I don't have a pic of ours at the moment but this is pretty much what you want to do: http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/forum/showthread.php?t=327496
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Re: mainline

Postby Shade » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:28 pm

Out of curiosity, if you are going to leave them attached to the line..... Why bother with clips at all? Why not just tie them to loops in the line?

12 dozen in an 18ft boat is going to cause a space problem no matter which type of bags you use... But you can use the #120 and instead of bags, use big plastic garbage cans. With the decoys tied to the mainline, you can coil the line down one decoy at a time and it won't tangle. You just have to remember to remove them by pulling out the decoys... Not the lines. You should be able to fit 3 dozen standard decoys per can and that should save some floor space. 3 cans holding 9 doz and then 3 bags (one atop each can) holding a dozen each. Might be just the ticket.
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