Tanglefree shells? Any reviews on them?

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Tanglefree shells? Any reviews on them?

Postby muskrat24 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 4:52 am

I was looking into getting a land spread going as I hunt the water only as of right now. Anyways I seen a dozen of the standard Tanglefree Canada goose shells and was wondering if anyone has used them before. Do they hold up? Would you reccommend buying them or just going for a different shell? I had skimmed through the one thread about good quality decoys but was wondering what everyones concensus was on the Tanglefrees. I don't mind if I have to repaint after a couple seasons just as long as the plastic holds up. Thanks for your time.



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Re: Tanglefree shells? Any reviews on them?

Postby luie b » Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:54 pm

Wouldn't recommend buying them at all especially the price they expect for them. I bought some tanglefrees as my first goose decoys last season since it was midseason and I needed decoys quick so I bought them. Within a month the paint was already coming up off the bottom edge and the stakes they come with are a terrible idea for them because when it's cold it's really easy to crack the insert you put the stake in. By the end of the season my decoys were already needing a repainting but the way I think of it is that the plastic is so thin and cheap that it's not worth wasting the money in paint. So my answer is no, don't buy them. Go with something like GHG Hot Buys or something other than tanglefree.
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Re: Tanglefree shells? Any reviews on them?

Postby dsm16428 » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:26 am

Go with Higdons (originals or the new Alphas) or GHGs. You'll pay less for the Higdons and get better coloration than the GHGs, but either are better than the TF's
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Re: Tanglefree shells? Any reviews on them?

Postby imaduckin up north » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:40 am

ghgs are fairly cheap at rogers right now and i like them
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Re: Tanglefree shells? Any reviews on them?

Postby muskrat24 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:25 pm

Thank you all that have replied. I ended up just perchasing 6 GHG full bodie feeders off ebay and ran into a guy off craigslist selling some shells. Ended up with 12 lifesize and 6 magnum Convert-a-goose flambeau decoys NIB for $150. Not an awesome quality on the Flambeaus but now I wont' be afraid to mess them up. Thanks again for your help.
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