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Decoy Line

Postby Undrcoverrednek » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:45 pm

Who here has gone from tarred line to mono for your decoy lines? Do you really think it made a difference to the ducks?

I guess I am in the if they are close enough to see the lines you should be shooting camp, but I have some decoys to rig and was curious if it made much difference.
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Re: Decoy Line

Postby imaduckin up north » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:12 pm

im goin to stick to tarred line, use to buy rolls of it at walmart but they quit carrying it. not sure where to get it now
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Re: Decoy Line

Postby Undrcoverrednek » Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:50 pm

I. Cooper's in Hampton has it. Could make a phone call and see if they will ship you a roll.
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Re: Decoy Line

Postby gooosehunter » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:30 am

I use the crab pot rope. Its cheaper, does not tangle, last longer and sinks straight down to avoid fouling your prop. A friends used the mono on our texas rigged decoys for shallow water. I am not sure if it made a difference or not.

I.C. Coopers carries the crab pot line. Ask the guy which one the duck hunters use and he will hook you up.
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Re: Decoy Line

Postby kahunna » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:51 am

Tarred Decoy line = Mike Keller's Supply in Rocky Mount (I think) N.C. but they are on line for ordering; Ocean Products Research in Mathews (Diggs), Va same company as Cooper's; Rappahannock Copper Paint/Marine Supplies Rt. 17 in Church View, Va.
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Re: Decoy Line

Postby G3duck » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:55 am

I use the small braided on ling lines, and parachute cord on gang rigs.
I rigged several dozen "texas style" with mono. Used 100# test and it's stiff enough not to tangle but still lets the decoys move in light winds. I like both.
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Re: Decoy Line

Postby lbhansford » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:21 pm

80 mono on all mine. think when it gets real cold and water gets clear the birds have to be able to see all the black cords under every decoy. i am no pro by any means often overthink things though (see crab dredging thread :lol3: )
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Re: Decoy Line

Postby petrel » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:21 am

lbhansford wrote:80 mono on all mine. think when it gets real cold and water gets clear the birds have to be able to see all the black cords under every decoy. i am no pro by any means often overthink things though (see crab dredging thread :lol3: )


A bunch of black lines on a tan mud bottom in clear water can't help. I think there is something to that. We try to keep the cords as short as possible, so each decoy doesn't have a bunch of "scope" strung out in front of it.
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Re: Decoy Line

Postby A5Gunner » Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:09 pm

I use green (they call it camo) or black line. I have used clear tanglefree also. Some day they come in, some days they don't. I don't know if it matters that much. The green looks like vegitation to me for whatever that is worth.
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