Down East gang rig decoy setup

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Down East gang rig decoy setup

Postby Treyd7723 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:46 pm

This is something we have come up with for diver duck hunting here in NC . After 2yrs use i cant leave without it , it makes puttin out and picking up alot quicker plus it really makes ducks "lock up" and get in there closeImage
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Postby rbsnipes » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:39 am

Are those blocks individually rigged? Where is your blind in relation to the setup? Looks realistic.
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Postby captainduckhead » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:58 am

I do that too when the wind is blowing hard, and the waves are big. On calm water, I spread 'em out a little more.
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Postby Treyd7723 » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:43 pm

One block has 72 deeks on it .The photo is from the blind. It looks like they are feeding
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Postby wstober » Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:08 pm

Looks cool. Gonna share how it's done?
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Postby TheSwamper » Wed Jan 07, 2009 4:27 pm

Very cool!

Are they on a net?
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Postby wstober » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:36 am

Pretty cool. Saw your behind the sceen posts and that's what I thought it was. I'm sure it works like a dream. May have to set one of those up for next year.
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Postby big37dog » Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:53 am

ok..ok..so hows it done..!! :huh:
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Postby rbsnipes » Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:02 am

How's it done??? :huh:
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Postby big37dog » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:08 am

How do you rig those decoys..?
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Postby g_maxson » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:14 am

Russell Williams on Ocracoke does the same using a net and clipping the decoys to it like you would on a long line. Looks very convincing.

IMO, I like individual long lines with decoys spread to be more noticeable from a distance. Close together looks really good though.
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Postby big37dog » Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:55 pm

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Interesting ,heres a pic taken of Scaup on Boxing Day.

Looks like a gang to me.
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Postby loon » Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:44 pm

So Trey can you tell us yankees how you do that? Can the net be rolled up with the decoys on or in it or do you have to attach them each time? Clips? How big of a net? Details please.
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Postby clemaire2 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:44 pm

ya ya how do you you rig that set up

pics if possible
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Postby wmmt » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:33 am

dito: :dito:

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would love to see more info on this set up looks really great.
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Postby LayedOut » Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:30 pm

pm him, he will be more than happy to explain it. I talked with him through a series of pms, i am sure he wouldn't mind me sharing, but i will let him explain! I will hopefully be running a setup with one or two nets next season.
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Re: Down East gang rig decoy setup

Postby Undrcoverrednek » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:45 am

How about about a cut and paste of the PM thread if the OP doesn't mind?
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Re: Down East gang rig decoy setup

Postby Undrcoverrednek » Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:20 pm

Nevermind, a little cyber sleuthing yielded what I was looking for.
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Re: Down East gang rig decoy setup

Postby Paul26 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:12 pm

Everyone: check Trey's posts. Last year he explained all of it.

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Re: Down East gang rig decoy setup

Postby g_maxson » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:27 pm

I will point out that trey's net doesn't need stretching. If your net needs to be stretched open, you can not implement this with 4 anchors.
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Re: Down East gang rig decoy setup

Postby fishhuntnc » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:28 am

Its purse bunt(nylon or poly small mesh fish net) around here (eastern nc) we have taken to putting our decoys on nets you can set out and pick up hundreds in just min. and yes it looks very real.Many attach the blocks with zip ties I like 300 or 400# mono because you dont have to move them around as much when the wind shifts.mono also chafes less than the tie if they are left out in rough weather.
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Re: Down East gang rig decoy setup

Postby pootz79 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:38 pm

How do you pick it up/store it? Is it rolled up on a rod?
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Re: Down East gang rig decoy setup

Postby goodkarmarising » Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:59 pm

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I might have to try this concept out
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Re: Down East gang rig decoy setup

Postby g_maxson » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:30 pm

pootz79 wrote:How do you pick it up/store it? Is it rolled up on a rod?



You don't roll it. Just pull the anchors on one side and start pulling it on board. We tried to fold it over itself in layers nicely, but you really don't need to since it is hard to tangle.
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Re: Down East gang rig decoy setup

Postby hunterg » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:16 am

Well since Trey hasn't posted back, I can tell you that it works wonders on the birds. Saw his pictures last year and tried it this year and got my first bluebills and buffies. I have never been diver hunting, new where to find the birds though. Once I saw Trey's settup, I was sure I could figure out how to hunt divers.

Had a chance at my first redhead but got caught up in all the excitement and only took pictures of it thinking he was a bluebill.

Bought a 20X20 shrimp net from a lady near Morehead City. I just roll my net up on the boat, get up wind(current) and throw two anchors out as far as possible to the sides, float down wind and let the net out as I go. Tighten it up on the corners and your set. It you let it out this way and can wade in the water, its much easier to wade then use the boat.

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If you look at the pictures, I've got two nets out in one picture, and on a different hunt only one net out in those pictures.

The two nets tied together, approximately 110 decoys. The one net by itself, only about 50.
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