direction of long lines

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direction of long lines

Postby Kenny » Thu Oct 06, 2005 12:39 am

When you lay your long lines ,do you lay them with the wind, or at 90 degrees to the wind or does it matter?
Bare with the simple questions I am a new diver hunter ..thanks
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Postby SwampHunter » Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:02 am

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Postby diver-hunter » Thu Oct 06, 2005 9:55 am

i personally hate runnin them in lines. it might take me about 45 minutes to pick up and set out dekes, but i just hate lines.
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Postby texan68 » Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:42 pm

diver-hunter wrote:i personally hate runnin them in lines. it might take me about 45 minutes to pick up and set out dekes, but i just hate lines.


sure, but when runnin 12-15 doz dekes, it makes setting up, and pickin up a lot easier.
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Postby diver-hunter » Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:52 am

yea, true. its just that the couple times we did, the ducks would always land on the outside of the lines and know they werent real ducks and then fly away, being super far out of range :thumbsdown:
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Postby texan68 » Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:24 pm

well, thats sounds like a line placement problem.
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Postby diver-hunter » Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:40 pm

:toofunny: lol ill just stick to my pods :salude:
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Postby 870 » Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:09 pm

Like swamphunter said once you get to where you’re going to hunt, throw it into neutral drop your front anchor then let the wind push you. Remember the birds have to land into the wind. I leave 10 to 15 ft between my lines that’s side by side. Place your boat to the upper end of your spread and off to one side. Keep in mind you want your farthest line in range. Divers more times than not will land at the head of a spread. Also keep in mind the sort lines that you will attach your decoys to the long lines; keep them long enough so your dog can swim though without getting tangle up I’ve used long lines for years and if done right there is no faster way of putting out and picking up decoys. One last thing about 20ft from the ends of my long lines I have 4 or 5 knots tied to let me know when to though my rear anchor. Good luck Bro :thumbsup:
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Postby T-MAN » Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:12 pm

870 wrote: I’ve used long lines for years and if done right there is no faster way of putting out and picking up decoys.


AMen to that! :yes:
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Postby 870 » Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:22 pm

T-man bags a Bambie :getdown: :salude: :thumbsup:
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Postby pitboss » Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:22 pm

with the wind...
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Postby lawnboy » Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:23 pm

with the wind
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