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Coot decoys

Postby JAXcrisp » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:34 pm

How many of ya'll use em?
Which brand do you use?

Been rolling around the idea, but still haven't convinced myself to commit yet. Thanks
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Re: Coot decoys

Postby bdub » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:10 pm

There are alot of coots where i hunt so it makes my spread look real. Now i havent ever used a full coot spread before but i have heard of that. Game winner from Academy sports makes them. pretty cheap for 6 of them.
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Re: Coot decoys

Postby waterdogds » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:31 pm

JAXcrisp wrote:How many of ya'll use em?
Which brand do you use?

Been rolling around the idea, but still haven't convinced myself to commit yet. Thanks


Confidence builder for weary birds. A half to full dozen should do the trick. :beer:
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Re: Coot decoys

Postby duckhunter48 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:32 pm

sure....use some coots.
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Re: Coot decoys

Postby Ichabod97 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:32 pm

I run half a dozen of the GHG coots. Little pricey for coot decoys. I would like to add another half dozen to a dozen more. Just like waterdogds said...good confidence builder.
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Re: Coot decoys

Postby quackhunter99 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:45 pm

I usually end up with real coots swimming in my decoys. so no
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Re: Coot decoys

Postby QuacknStrut » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:58 pm

I use 2-3 dozen coots and 6-18 ringers when hunting ringers. See how the birds are where you hunt and set your spread the same way. If I were not lazy and cheap, I would toss out 6 dozen coots.

I don't like the GHG coots, they ain't no red on any of the coots I have seen (except when idjits water whack them). They are too expensive and not as natural looking. I am sure they will work, I just don't like them.
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Re: Coot decoys

Postby chris_k » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:47 pm

water keel flambeaus are pretty good for the money
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Re: Coot decoys

Postby QuacknStrut » Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:47 pm

that's what i use Chris.
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Re: Coot decoys

Postby DUCK-DAWG » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:35 am

chris_k wrote:water keel flambeaus are pretty good for the money


Get yourself a bucket of sand and a caulk gun with some PL Premium adhesive (or a hot glue gun for the "crafty" ones) and fill the keels...takes a few minutes to do a dozen or more and you won't have nearly as many upside-down decoys to stare at when the sun starts coming up.
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Re: Coot decoys

Postby chris_k » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:21 am

DUCK-DAWG wrote:
chris_k wrote:water keel flambeaus are pretty good for the money


Get yourself a bucket of sand and a caulk gun with some PL Premium adhesive (or a hot glue gun for the "crafty" ones) and fill the keels...takes a few minutes to do a dozen or more and you won't have nearly as many upside-down decoys to stare at when the sun starts coming up.


Never had this issue ...
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Re: Coot decoys

Postby DUCK-DAWG » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:41 am

In open/clear water its not a problem...they roll over and the keels fill up just fine. The weighted keels help right the decoys in the weeds. It's not a necessity, just a tip.
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