how much weight for a texas rig?

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how much weight for a texas rig?

Postby Cypress_Bend » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:48 am

I am about to finish rigging all my decoys with texas rigs. I poured a bunch of 3 oz egg weights this summer but since i hunt in the flat wide open of South east Missouri I began to wonder if that 3 oz would be enought to hold the decoys throughout the season. I just dont want to show up and my decoys have blown across the 40 acre field. I was thinking of doubling them up but not sure.
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Re: how much weight for a texas rig?

Postby OHIODUCKA5 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:49 am

I use 6 oz on big ducks and 3 oz on teal. I've not had a problem yet
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Re: how much weight for a texas rig?

Postby Indaswamp » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:58 am

6 or 8 should be enough. What shape are your weights? And does the field have a lot of grass in the field to grab them, or is it mud bottom?
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Re: how much weight for a texas rig?

Postby bknilvr00 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:41 am

I just hunted with a guy who had 3 oz weights on full sized goose floaters. The key is the weight shape. He runs pyramids, which really bite when the current pulls the decoy.

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Re: how much weight for a texas rig?

Postby T Man » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:02 am

OHIODUCKA5 wrote:I use 6 oz on big ducks and 3 oz on teal. I've not had a problem yet


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I run 8oz on my geese and my river rigs.
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Re: how much weight for a texas rig?

Postby ByersFarm » Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:35 am

If you're leaving them out in the field I wouldn't use 3oz. It depends a lot on if they're left out during the season.
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Re: how much weight for a texas rig?

Postby Cypress_Bend » Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:38 pm

Yes they will be left out all year, it will be in a flooded rice/soybean field. I will probally just go ahead and double them up and put 2 3 oz weights on each decoy to be sure. thanks
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