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Wind socks

Postby Blake1403 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:06 pm

What's the best brand/type of wind socks? I have never used them and am looking at getting some.
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Re: Wind socks

Postby KillerKowalski » Mon Aug 19, 2013 6:18 am

Blake1403 wrote:What's the best brand/type of wind socks? I have never used them and am looking at getting some.


Deadly Decoys.
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Re: Wind socks

Postby Black Smoke » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:40 am

Tanglefree... there is no messing around with the heads everytime and they are lighter weight.
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Re: Wind socks

Postby Blake1403 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:30 am

Are the ones with flocked heads any good? Or are the heads just a hassle?
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Re: Wind socks

Postby KillerKowalski » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:57 am

The flocked Deadly Decoys are nice. The color print is by far the cleanest and realistic I ever seen. You can find deal on the Internet. The reason I recommend Deadly is their customer service. I had one issue with an order and it was solved the very next day. I do not hunt with goose rags, but the Deadly headless Mallards I do. I have seen the goose version.
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Re: Wind socks

Postby Blake1403 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:36 am

I think I'm gonna order some from Rogers. They look nice in the pictures. I'll go with deadly decoys. The silosock brand has terrible reviews on cabelas.
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Re: Wind socks

Postby KillerKowalski » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:09 pm

Sure do. I have no affiliation, but check out krugerfarms.com. They have free shipping over $50 and prices usually are on par. You can research and find a discount codes from 10-20% off. You'll have to dig for one, but they are out there.
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Re: Wind socks

Postby Blake1403 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:56 pm

I stopped in there tent at the game fair. I'll check their website out
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Re: Wind socks

Postby Black Smoke » Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:57 pm

I just received 4 dz Tanglefree slammer socks and the print on the bodies are right on and the heads are flocked but are pvc which I like because it takes up less room. The customer service there is second to none. Guarantee you call the number and you get one person her name is Ashley and she is there to help. She won't pass you on to someone else if she doesn't have the answer but instead will get the answer for you right away and will make sure that everything is squared away. Try'em out!
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Re: Wind socks

Postby Blake1403 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:51 pm

What's the price on the tangle free ones? Deadly decoys are $99 a dozen
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Re: Wind socks

Postby Rick Hall » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:52 am

Flocking a windsock heads is decoy marketing's answer to putting lipstick on pigs. IE: any bird looking hard enough that a flocked head might matter is surely going to see it's on a bag.
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Re: Wind socks

Postby Black Smoke » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:14 am

Straight from Tanglefree's website. 79.99 for a dz canada slammer socks. Rick, I agree they will be put toward the back of my spread like a feeding frenzy so I'm not worried about it. If ducks will swarm to headless socks then I cannot see how geese would be any different with them.
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Re: Wind socks

Postby Rick Hall » Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:46 am

If you can't see any difference between what ducks toll to and what geese will, Canadas must be even tamer than I remember. Our geese down here quit tolling even half-a--ed well to socks anywhere but a well used "X" years ago. Hope they work better for you.
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Re: Wind socks

Postby KillerKowalski » Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:32 pm

Black Smoke wrote:79.99 for a dz canada slammer socks.


The Deadlys Canadas are $87.97 shipped. The ducks will come in on the headless Mallards. I can attest to that. Setup and take down is so simple.
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Re: Wind socks

Postby Blake1403 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:16 pm

Does motion really make a diffrence in a spread for geese? That's the reason I was looking at socks.
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Re: Wind socks

Postby KillerKowalski » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:50 pm

Every hunter has their own opinion on motion. Does it help? Yes. Is it a must? No. There are many ways to add motion. Unfortunately, the market is flooded with different techniques. Any rag will add motion. I usually run four dozen Deadly headless Mallards with some GHG Mallard shells and the Deadlys dance impressively in the slightest wind.
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Re: Wind socks

Postby Black Smoke » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:47 am

^^^ :thumbsup: they have tons of movement regardless of what brand they have TONS in little wind
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Re: Wind socks

Postby tornadochaser » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:09 am

Blake1403 wrote:Does motion really make a diffrence in a spread for geese? That's the reason I was looking at socks.


In my opinion, no.

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Re: Wind socks

Postby Rick Hall » Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:41 pm

I've found motion that can't be controlled and used sparingly more apt to hurt than help us.
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Re: Wind socks

Postby Nado » Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:04 pm

Saw the new White Rock mallards and canadas at Game Fair a couple weeks ago. They looked awesome, spot on colors. The backbone folds for storage like their snow goose decoys, and they cost less than deadlies. Going to be adding a couple hundred to our field spread this fall.
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Re: Wind socks

Postby Blake1403 » Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:28 am

I got some hard core feeders this year. They are on motion stands, that should be plenty of motion then. I'll just put then in the front.
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Re: Wind socks

Postby KillerKowalski » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:25 pm

Nado wrote:...and they cost less than deadlies.


Headless Deadly Mallards are $56 a dozen shipped.
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