Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Legband#1 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:09 am

I carry a piece of 1/32" plastic coated aircraft cable to clear sand or muck out of the cooling tube on the side of my outboard when I'm running shallow.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Russ-n-Brazoria » Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:57 am

300-400# test mono works great for cooling tube clogs too, if your in a pinch
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Minneguy » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:37 am

Russ-n-Brazoria wrote:
Minneguy wrote:Tip of the day:
Use monofilament for Texas rigs, it's cheap, doesn't tangle and doesn't freeze stiff like my cords did last year


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300-400# test works best for Texas rigs

I use an old spool of deep sea fishing line from our trip to Texas back in the day


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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby aunt betty » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:43 pm

Legband#1 wrote:I carry a piece of 1/32" plastic coated aircraft cable to clear sand or muck out of the cooling tube on the side of my outboard when I'm running shallow.

Best tip ever! Put this one in the boat forum please!!!
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby redheaded » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:19 pm

This might not make a difference but I try to put active decoys( ex. feeders) on jerk cords instead of sleepers and resters.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Russ-n-Brazoria » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:38 pm

I agree redheaded I think they push more water.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby jack lowe » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:46 pm

if you want to make your decoys last longer drill a small hole in the bottom of the decoy and fill with foam insulation they will float higher and if one gets shot it will still float.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Minneguy » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:43 am

Jack, I did that last season after a newbie buddy of mine whacked a mallard. My mallard. A decoy. He said there was a duck right by it. He didn't get the duck, he sure got the decoy.




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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Minneguy » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:45 am

My tip of the day:
Don't move when the ducks are coming in. No exceptions. There is nothing that will flare a duck faster than somebody moving In the duck blind


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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Legband#1 » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:37 pm

On water that is protected from high winds like small refuse ponds or creeks. If you need more movement out of your decoys you can empty the sand out of the keels and drill a few 3/8 holes in the keel to allow the water to fill it up more rapidly.
This allows lighter winds to move them around much easier.
I use it on my refuse spread , it also lightens the decoy up by 1/3 to 1/2 of its factory weight depending on the brand of decoy making them easier to pack in and out.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby waterfowlist » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:13 pm

Clip your cell phone on the outside of your waders in a waterproof bag so its easy to reach just in case.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby deadeyehawkins » Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:08 pm

what is a better layout blind Rogers sporting goods goose buster or the avery elimanator
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Minneguy » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:34 pm

I have an eliminator, and I like it a lot. Not really any better than anything else, but it does the job well. Just don't lose the metal piece that goes between the frame that has the headrest... Or you're gonna have a bad time


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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Legband#1 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:05 pm

I've never used the eliminator but I have 4 finishers that I really like.
A young friend of mine bought the Rodgers Goose Buster .
While it's roomy he feels it's much harder to set up and heavier to lug around.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Minneguy » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:50 pm

Avoid calling too much, ducks have responded better to me when I forgot my calls than when I bring my buddy who calls nonstop.


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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby surfrat » Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:18 pm

Make friends with someone who has a couple good blinds.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby HLO_Wes » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:17 pm

Legband#1 wrote:I carry a piece of 1/32" plastic coated aircraft cable to clear sand or muck out of the cooling tube on the side of my outboard when I'm running shallow.


I do the same thing, but also if you ever bring your motor into a shop to unplug it they just use an air compressor. So my uncle and I both keep a "can of air" in our boats(the little cans for cleaning keyboards and electronics.) It's got pretty good pressure and has helped me unplug it when I can't get it with just the cable.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Glimmerjim » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:36 pm

Russ-n-Brazoria wrote:300-400# test mono works great for cooling tube clogs too, if your in a pinch

300-400# mono! I didn't even know they made such a thing. What do you get, about 6 wraps on a spool?
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby cwilson » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:55 pm

Glimmerjim wrote:
Russ-n-Brazoria wrote:300-400# test mono works great for cooling tube clogs too, if your in a pinch

300-400# mono! I didn't even know they made such a thing. What do you get, about 6 wraps on a spool?

Used in Sea fishing and for Texas rigging decoys. And is pretty much awesome.

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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby Legband#1 » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:40 pm

cwilson wrote:
Glimmerjim wrote:
Russ-n-Brazoria wrote:300-400# test mono works great for cooling tube clogs too, if your in a pinch



It's hard to buy just a foot of it though isn't it ? , plastic coated aircraft cable is sold buy the foot , unless your a deep sea fishermen.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby high flyer » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:19 am

Legband#1 wrote:
cwilson wrote:
Glimmerjim wrote:
Russ-n-Brazoria wrote:300-400# test mono works great for cooling tube clogs too, if your in a pinch



It's hard to buy just a foot of it though isn't it ? , plastic coated aircraft cable is sold buy the foot , unless your a deep sea fishermen.

Where is it sold?
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby cwilson » Fri Feb 21, 2014 1:15 pm

They sell 400-500 yard rolls or like half mile. Try just Googleing 400 lb mono line or 2.0 or 2.2 mm mono line. Bass pro sells it online but it's cheaper at some fishing supply place. We've bought it from some fishing supply place in TX a couple times.

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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby high flyer » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:07 pm

The aircraft cable not mono.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby micneador » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:51 pm

If you're pouring lead weights, don't grab any metal that has been in the molten lead. Stings like hell.
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Re: Duck Hunting Tips of the Day

Postby high flyer » Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:20 pm

micneador wrote:If you're pouring lead weights, don't grab any metal that has been in the molten lead. Stings like hell.

And make sure there aren't any stray 22 bullets in the stuff being melted. Don't ask me how I know.
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