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Wake maker.

Postby KyFowl20 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:55 pm

I know this will probably end badly for me, but does anyone have any experience with them? We just bought one for our lease this year and we are putting it out tomorrow. I have seen videos of them in action and it just looked too good to pass up. I have heard that they are a biotch if you have a dog. But other than that, are they a biotch to move etc?
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Re: Wake maker.

Postby possumfoot » Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:00 pm

should have asked before you bought it... the rollers will last a week if you are lucky. :hi:
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Re: Wake maker.

Postby KyFowl20 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:26 pm

It was a quick purchase. We took a poll and ordered.. I didn't think about ease if setup or moving. My fault. What happens to the rollers?
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Re: Wake maker.

Postby possumfoot » Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:28 pm

KyFowl20 wrote:It was a quick purchase. We took a poll and ordered.. I didn't think about ease if setup or moving. My fault. What happens to the rollers?



the pin eats teh plasic away till the roller will no longer spin.. then all kinds of problems form..
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Re: Wake maker.

Postby KyFowl20 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:44 pm

Hopefully that doesn't occur. If it does, I'm sure they will back the components. How do you like it as far as results?
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Re: Wake maker.

Postby possumfoot » Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:04 pm

KyFowl20 wrote:Hopefully that doesn't occur. If it does, I'm sure they will back the components. How do you like it as far as results?



time lost is the bigger problem


it helps on calm days, but not the miracle cure you would think..
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Re: Wake maker.

Postby Indaswamp » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:22 pm

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Fool proof.... :thumbsup:
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Re: Wake maker.

Postby possumfoot » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:28 pm

Indaswamp wrote:Image

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Fool proof.... :thumbsup:



and about as effective..
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Re: Wake maker.

Postby Indaswamp » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:29 pm

but much cheaper....
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Re: Wake maker.

Postby Indaswamp » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:36 pm

Or, this:
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Motion in the spread..... :wink:
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Re: Wake maker.

Postby possumfoot » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:38 pm

Indaswamp wrote:but much cheaper....



for most people, yes.. it was invented right here at reelfoot lake.. :wink:
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Re: Wake maker.

Postby Indaswamp » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:57 pm

possumfoot wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:but much cheaper....



for most people, yes.. it was invented right here at reelfoot lake.. :wink:

really???? HMMM....I always thought that was an old coonass trick.
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Re: Wake maker.

Postby possumfoot » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:15 am

Indaswamp wrote:
possumfoot wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:but much cheaper....



for most people, yes.. it was invented right here at reelfoot lake.. :wink:

really???? HMMM....I always thought that was an old coonass trick.


yea.. really.. the wake maker.. i have no idea where the jerk string originated from.. :lol3:
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Re: Wake maker.

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:16 am

possumfoot wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
possumfoot wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:but much cheaper....



for most people, yes.. it was invented right here at reelfoot lake.. :wink:

really???? HMMM....I always thought that was an old coonass trick.


yea.. really.. the wake maker.. i have no idea where the jerk string originated from.. :lol3:

Oh...gotcha...
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Re: Wake maker.

Postby Professor_Leakey » Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:19 am

you could always put Tunechi in one of these and train him to swim around in the dekes.
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Re: Wake maker.

Postby KyFowl20 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 7:34 am

:lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: Wake maker.

Postby Get the green » Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:28 pm

Yeah they work, pretty well actually. I have video somewhere of ducks following the swimmers in our spread, but good luck keeping it working all season! Actually they are better for entertainment watching your buddies trip over the wire! :thumbsup:
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Re: Wake maker.

Postby teamoutlaw » Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:25 pm

garuntee kyfowls dog swims in it hhaha
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Re: Wake maker.

Postby KyFowl20 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:27 am

Get the green wrote:Yeah they work, pretty well actually. I have video somewhere of ducks following the swimmers in our spread, but good luck keeping it working all season! Actually they are better for entertainment watching your buddies trip over the wire! :thumbsup:

This happened to me yesterday. Man this thing works like a charm. Ducks lite with it all the time. Hope it continues to perform right.
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Re: Wake maker.

Postby gardies07 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 1:07 pm

Bought this a couple years ago on sale for $150 (only reason for making that purchase was because it was at that sale price). I use it every now and then, but because I hunt public land and everything must be packed in/out every time it can be tough. With 2 people who regularly use it, it took 17-19 minutes to set up (we actually did some time trials just to see, how sad is that). 1 person can set it up in about 25-30 minutes. The dog issue isn't too bad, out of a dozen retrieves that went right through the heart of the set up only 1 time did he turn around and come back to shore.

Everything has survived (except the plastic wheel on the motor which I stepped on) fairly well. I would recommend using floating decoy line (make sure there isn't too much extra for the depth of water your hunting) to attach the decoys to the wake maker line. The stuff they send with the system can get tangled up and then you'll have two decoys humping each other as they go through the water.

Overall not a bad system, especially if you can leave it in place. Certainly adds a bit of realism to the spread that ducks don't see all the time, plus its a set and forget operation.
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Re: Wake maker.

Postby teamoutlaw » Fri Dec 06, 2013 2:24 pm

I got a automatic jerk rig from a guy on trade. it rolls up the jerk line and you press a button and it stops, the bungee cord provides tention and makes it unroll.
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Re: Wake maker.

Postby Rat Creek » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:53 pm

The wake maker just looked like there was too much that could go wrong though it does look good in the demo.

My experience is that if things can go wrong, it usually does.

We have used the mallard machine with good success, as well as what we call the enema duck. The feeder duck that shoots water up. Both seem to give you the movement and ripples you want.
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Re: Wake maker.

Postby MODuckkiller » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:54 pm

Rat Creek wrote:The wake maker just looked like there was too much that could go wrong though it does look good in the demo.

My experience is that if things can go wrong, it usually does.

We have used the mallard machine with good success, as well as what we call the enema duck. The feeder duck that shoots water up. Both seem to give you the movement and ripples you want.

This.

Although if I were a duck, I'd stay away from a chronic-enema duck. :lol3:
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