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So I have never used a jerk cord, just got a set up ready to go. I can hook up 4 of them... basically the same set up as the rig em right ones out there. I have 1 dz high end decoys 1 dz mid range and a bunch of lower end decoys (all mallards for this). Since the jerk cord is the movement, should I use my best decoys on it since that is where logic would put the birds eyes? or should I keep the nicer ones stationary since the ones with no movement probably need a little help.. Im not sure if I worded all that well or not. I am currently leaning to the nicest decoys on the jerk set up but just looking for some second opinions
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interesting question. I would just get rid of your worse decoys replace them with really nice ones and then you don't have the problem anymore. jk I have no idea, i'd like to hear input on this as well since we just got a jerk cord last year.
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Used one or sometimes two jerk cords every hunt down in TX.
We usually put 3 decoys on one and two on the other.
We then placed our stationary decoys around them so the water ripple went into the stationary deeks so it added water movement to almost all the deeks.
As for the quality of deeks I dont believe is matters
The only thing we did was to make sure to mix up head positions such as feeders and active swimmers.
Do not use resters.
Hope that helps
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Do you guys use decoys with a regular keel? I've thought about trying to find a few lighter decoys to out on my jerk cord to get more movement.
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I use my heaviest and largest decoys on my jerk string because i think they put off the most water movement. My only advice on how to distribute a mix of decoys in your spread is to put the lowest quality decoys farthest from where you want to the birds to land. If the birds are in close, or finishing, you'd think their eyes would be on their landing area and any obstacles in it.
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I've heard that you want the jerk string pretty much right where you want the birds landing, so if that's where you put your best decoys (seems to make sense), that would be what's on the jerk string
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MNjonboatguy wrote:I use my heaviest and largest decoys on my jerk string because i think they put off the most water movement. My only advice on how to distribute a mix of decoys in your spread is to put the lowest quality decoys farthest from where you want to the birds to land. If the birds are in close, or finishing, you'd think their eyes would be on their landing area and any obstacles in it.
when you can't use a spinner, jerk cords are like magic. Or if the birds are wary of spinners - magic.
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