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sportplast goose floaters

Postby LiquidA45 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:53 pm

anyone use any of these? They have one they collapses and then some plane floaters. I walk in all my spots and figure their collapsable ones would be great for how/where I hunt. especially for $160/dozen. any input?
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Re: sportplast goose floaters

Postby LiquidA45 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:00 pm

well since over 50 have looked and no one responded I figured I would just order one and see what I think. I'll do an extensive review and report back. seems like a great way for a couple of guys who walk in to set up numerous goose decoys on a budget.
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Re: sportplast goose floaters

Postby LiquidA45 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:30 am

Got this thing in last night and I'm very happy with it. Pictures will follow in the next day after I see how it rides in the water.
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Re: sportplast goose floaters

Postby Black Smoke » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:47 am

I just looked them up and seems like a pretty unique company with all the products (different species) of decoys tthey have.
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Re: sportplast goose floaters

Postby LiquidA45 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:36 am

Black Smoke wrote:I just looked them up and seems like a pretty unique company with all the products (different species) of decoys tthey have.



I see people talking about running all coot spreads, that doesn't even touch the amount of balls it would take to run cormorant decoys haha.
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Re: sportplast goose floaters

Postby Black Smoke » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:07 am

That hilarious! I agree..... :hammer:
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Re: sportplast goose floaters

Postby LiquidA45 » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:57 am

Left the decoy deflated and folded up in my trunk for 3 days and 2 nights with my shotgun laying on top of it. Pulled it out of the trunk and inflated it back up, no serious creasing to be seen. So far I am happy with it, once it passes the float test this weekend I think I will go ahead and order a dozen of em. You could probably fit close to 3 dozen of these things in a decoy bag compared to the 4 regular floaters I had to arrange like a puzzle to make fit. For someone looking for numbers as far as floaters go, this is the ticket I believe. Decoy practically inflates itself and the rubber seems thick enough to possibly withstand being shot up to 30 yards? I might even test that theory once I get the dozen in. Knutsons sells them for $160 a dozen which I think is a great deal since it would cost roughly $300 to get new floaters.
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Re: sportplast goose floaters

Postby olt d2 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:28 pm

awesome! I have been looking at these decoys for sometime and have wondered about them. I wanted some for hunting out of my carsten puddler and wanted to carry a doz instead of around three or four. thanks for posting the review. I see they also make these in mallards and thinking about some of them too.
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Re: sportplast goose floaters

Postby olt d2 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:32 pm

What do you think would be best for cord and anchor system for these?
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Re: sportplast goose floaters

Postby LiquidA45 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:03 pm

olt d2 wrote:What do you think would be best for cord and anchor system for these?


I Texas rig all my decoys but just put them in a decoy bag, I did the same with this. Seems like a mess but the pull right out no problem.
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Re: sportplast goose floaters

Postby LiquidA45 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:07 pm

olt d2 wrote:awesome! I have been looking at these decoys for sometime and have wondered about them. I wanted some for hunting out of my carsten puddler and wanted to carry a doz instead of around three or four. thanks for posting the review. I see they also make these in mallards and thinking about some of them too.


Yeah they make several species, a guy could make a very portable spread. I'm actually impressed with their Gadwall.
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Re: sportplast goose floaters

Postby handyandy » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:33 am

I know this thread is old and I may be bringing up a dead topic but I was trying to find more info on these decoys as the ability to pack in more floaters on a walk in hunt or in my kayak would be nice.

LiquidA45 wrote:Got this thing in last night and I'm very happy with it. Pictures will follow in the next day after I see how it rides in the water.


I know it's been while but any long term update? Did you ever buy more? pics?
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Re: sportplast goose floaters

Postby LiquidA45 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:16 am

I never ended up buying more. I want to though. For what your wanting I would suggest buying a couple of quality goose floaters like Avian and then getting some sportplast to add numbers. I used the one I do have all season and had no issues. Paint isn't the most lifelike compared to ghg, avian, Dakota, etc but it's spot on and doesn't chip. Mine has a small crease in it but nothing too noticeable. Ideally I'd like to get a dozen before season.
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Re: sportplast goose floaters

Postby handyandy » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:53 pm

That was plan was to use them to add numbers primarily when I paddle in to marshes and smaller water where I can't use my boat. Currently when doing so I bring a dozen dakota mallards and four g&h goose floaters, so being able to take some more would be nice. I know there not as life like as better decoys but the price isn't bad if they at least hold up well. They look enough like a goose to fool them and some ducks I think. My main concern is if the paint actually holds up and that will last more than a season and still hold air and not leak.
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Re: sportplast goose floaters

Postby LiquidA45 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:14 pm

handyandy wrote:That was plan was to use them to add numbers primarily when I paddle in to marshes and smaller water where I can't use my boat. Currently when doing so I bring a dozen dakota mallards and four g&h goose floaters, so being able to take some more would be nice. I know there not as life like as better decoys but the price isn't bad if they at least hold up well. They look enough like a goose to fool them and some ducks I think. My main concern is if the paint actually holds up and that will last more than a season and still hold air and not leak.


I wouldn't worry about the paint at all. The material is pretty thick, I would compare it to a cheap basketball. Best place to order them is knutsondecoys. Good thing is you can order a dozen, four, or just one. Do what I did, order one and see what you think.
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Re: sportplast goose floaters

Postby handyandy » Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:13 pm

Yeah I saw them on knutsonsdecoys is the only place I can find them will probably buy one to try it like you said then order more if I like them. May even try one of the collapsible full body ones.
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Re: sportplast goose floaters

Postby noweil » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:58 pm

Sportplast decoys been around for a long time. They used to make all the decoys that Carry-Lite out of Milwaukee sold for years that were manufactured in Italy. I think Knutsons's is the only place selling Sportplast now. Sportplast makes some standard size one piece goose shells that use a T stake. They look like a full body on the stakes. Don't work well on froze or hard dry ground but you can pack a dozen a long ways and the birds decoy to them well. It takes a few minutes to put the stakes in them but they look good set up.
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Re: sportplast goose floaters

Postby handyandy » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:30 am

Frozen ground is usually a problem for plastic stakes I use a piece of scrap rebar I found that is probably around two feet long with a foot bar I welded on perpendicular to it in the middle with another perpendicular piece welded on top to make the top a t handle. The bottom point is sharpened I use it punch stake holes in frozen ground by pushing on the foot bar with my foot obviously and holding the t handle end. If need be hit with hammer to drive a hole in the frozen ground.
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