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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:51 am

m4a34u wrote:Looks promising, I'd really like to see some Roseau cane matched up.

Bill,

I'll take some pics. once our ghillie is made...
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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby ScaupHunter » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:53 am

I will let you know how the overhand loop works. I plan to use smaller groupings and take the extra time to hand tie the pieces in. I will fiddle with the single overhand ties and see if they will slip or not. If they slip I will square knot each section I tie in. Personal experience with burplap and other materials is that a single overhand knot has never slipped when tightened properly. Rayon may be a different story.

Did you buy your material from Nashville Wraps or another company? I didn't see the Oatmeal color in 500 foot rolls on their website. They had the other colors.
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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:55 am

ScaupHunter wrote:Thanks for the pictures. I am going to put in an order for a bunch of the Kraft and Oatmeal Colors with smaller rolls of Chocolate Brown and Olive Gree to break it up.

I would make it just like we made ghillies in the Army. Net sewn down to fabric. Wraphia material overhand knotted around the net lines. I am not sure that standing it up is worth the effort. I suspect that a few hunts, wetting the material down, mud, etc... will lay it down for you.

Scaup-they also have a Terra Cotta which looks like it would match milo leaves or some of the reddish color found in johnson grass...
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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:59 am

the Taupe color looks like it could simulate old decaying field grass...
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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby troy_iv » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:12 am

ScaupHunter wrote:Did you buy your material from Nashville Wraps or another company? I didn't see the Oatmeal color in 500 foot rolls on their website. They had the other colors.


Bought it from Nashville. Here's the Oatmeal.

http://www.nashvillewraps.com/raffia/wh ... 495oa.html
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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:14 am

colors of interest to me are:
chocolate
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Daffodil Yellow
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Gold
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Harvest Gold
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Hunter Green
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Ivory Buff (looks exactly like the ivory of a roseau cane stalk)
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Oatmeal
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Olive
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Sage/Celery
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Kraft
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Terra Cotta
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Taupe
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Yellow
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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby troy_iv » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:19 am

Indaswamp wrote:colors of interest to me are:
chocolate
Daffodil Yellow
Gold
Harvest Gold
Hunter Green
Ivory Buff (looks exactly like the ivory of a roseau cane stalk)
Oatmeal
Olive
Sage/Celery
Kraft
Terra Cotta
Taupe
Yellow


With a list like that, and how much we'll all buy if it works out, we may want to find their supplier...
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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:21 am

troy_iv wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:colors of interest to me are:
chocolate
Daffodil Yellow
Gold
Harvest Gold
Hunter Green
Ivory Buff (looks exactly like the ivory of a roseau cane stalk)
Oatmeal
Olive
Sage/Celery
Kraft
Terra Cotta
Taupe
Yellow


With a list like that, and how much we'll all buy if it works out, we may want to find their supplier...

already done... :wink:
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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby ScaupHunter » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:55 am

Do share!

I am looking at a pretty large purchase. I have a canoe and an aqua pod to cover. I am thinking I will want to add some to my boat blind as well.

Thanks for all the info.
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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby troy_iv » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:00 am

ScaupHunter wrote:Do share!

I am looking at a pretty large purchase. I have a canoe and an aqua pod to cover. I am thinking I will want to add some to my boat blind as well.

Thanks for all the info.


X2. I'd even be willing to go in on one big order, if it would save some $$.
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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:31 am

ScaupHunter wrote:Do share!

I am looking at a pretty large purchase. I have a canoe and an aqua pod to cover. I am thinking I will want to add some to my boat blind as well.

Thanks for all the info.

Company name is

Berwick Offray LLC.
Address: 2015 W Front St, Berwick, PA 18603
Phone:(570) 759-7210

They are a manufacturer and distributor. I'm looking into buying direct with a bulk order.
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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby OmegaRed » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:07 am

Indaswamp wrote:
ScaupHunter wrote:Do share!

I am looking at a pretty large purchase. I have a canoe and an aqua pod to cover. I am thinking I will want to add some to my boat blind as well.

Thanks for all the info.

Company name is

Berwick Offray LLC.
Address: 2015 W Front St, Berwick, PA 18603
Phone:(570) 759-7210

They are a manufacturer and distributor. I'm looking into buying direct with a bulk order.


that's about an hr away from where i picked my pup up at
I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in.
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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby ScaupHunter » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:44 pm

Would that bulk order have to be shipped one place or could it be shipped multiple directions? If it can be split up for shipping from the supplier I would look at going in on an order.
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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:50 pm

doubt it could be split up...
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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:51 pm

I did find out that they do make 2200 yard spools
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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby ScaupHunter » Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:14 pm

Is that enough to cover up a really fat chick so your friends won't see her? :devil:
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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:38 pm

ScaupHunter wrote:Is that enough to cover up a really fat chick so your friends won't see her? :devil:

:huh: We don't hunt with fat chicks....do hunt with one fat bitch though. She is hell on cripples and likes to shake and get the blind wet.
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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:54 pm

ScaupHunter wrote:I will let you know how the overhand loop works. I plan to use smaller groupings and take the extra time to hand tie the pieces in. I will fiddle with the single overhand ties and see if they will slip or not. If they slip I will square knot each section I tie in. Personal experience with burplap and other materials is that a single overhand knot has never slipped when tightened properly. Rayon may be a different story.

Did you buy your material from Nashville Wraps or another company? I didn't see the Oatmeal color in 500 foot rolls on their website. They had the other colors.

bought from nashville wraps, but only got the 100 yard spools for R&D to see how it looks.
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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby tmclaimerFL » Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:54 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
ScaupHunter wrote:Is that enough to cover up a really fat chick so your friends won't see her? :devil:

:huh: We don't hunt with fat chicks....do hunt with one fat bitch though. She is hell on cripples and likes to shake and get the blind wet.

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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:57 pm

scaup- I found a place where you can order 2200 yard spools, but there is not much of a cost saving to do so...
http://www.uline.com/BL_8753/Raffia?pricode=WH891&gclid=CNy4k4zfo7kCFSlo7AodD1kAdA&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:05 pm

scaup-post some pictures as you go attaching the wraphia...for R&D purposes.... :thumbsup:

Are you gonna vary the lengths of the strands or make them all the same length? big splotches of the same color or more uniform colored clumps???
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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby jsat44 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:33 am

this thread has me thinkin...can anyone post an update? pictures? much thanks!
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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby ScaupHunter » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:03 am

Indaswamp wrote:scaup-post some pictures as you go attaching the wraphia...for R&D purposes.... :thumbsup:

Are you gonna vary the lengths of the strands or make them all the same length? big splotches of the same color or more uniform colored clumps???


One main background color with larger and mid size patches of alternate colors randomly placed in the ghillie. Toss in a few very dark or off color small splotches at random. It worked perfect in the Army, has helped me kill hundreds of coyotes at close range, and keeps the deer and elk walking right past me without a glance. The colors are going to be mainly dead grass colors for my area. by late season all the grass if flooded and turns various colors of gold, yellow, and light browns. That is what I aiming to match.

I plan to vary the length of the off color patches with the base color all being roughly the same length. It gives an exagerated sense of depth to the ghillie without using much extra material.

I still need to get my order sent off. I am using the earlier numbers posted in the thread to determine just how much I need before sending an order in. Thanks for the link to the 2200 yard rolls.

The one company is selling a 100 yard roll for $2.35 => $2.35 x 22 = $51.70 for 2,200 yards

The linked company for 2,200 yard rolls is selling 2,200 yard spools for $87 a single spool or $83 for buying 6. Seems pretty steep for buying in bulk vs singles. Am I missing something in my numbers?

Shipping my be a bit higher on the smaller spools due to bulk. An additional $35 for the bulk roll seems like a rip off if my numbers are right.
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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby ScaupHunter » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:42 pm

I just put my order in for three 500 yard spools. One each in Oatmeal, Kraft, and Olive Green. I will get to posting progress pics as I move along with the ghillie cover.
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Re: synthetic raffia...(order arrived)

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:55 pm

ScaupHunter wrote:I just put my order in for three 500 yard spools. One each in Oatmeal, Kraft, and Olive Green. I will get to posting progress pics as I move along with the ghillie cover.

clove hitch might work really well to attach the raffia if you want strands to lay flat. :thumbsup:
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