are texas rags any good?????

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are texas rags any good?????

Postby take_em_495 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:22 pm

ive been tying them for over an hour now i just want to know if theyre worth it???
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Postby MM » Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:21 pm

depends on what you are using them for. Generally they are used for snows and work very well. You need large numbers of decoys out to hunt snows and the average person can't afford to buy 600-1000 full bodies. If you have any fullbodies mix them up in the spread.
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Postby take_em_495 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:23 pm

yeah i guess i shouldve said what i was using them for.right now im using them for snows and im wondering if i have 200 texas rags and about 50 silouettes with maybe 20 shells???is that enough???
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Postby MM » Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:27 pm

depends in the snows... It is late in the season and they are really smart. You should have more like 1000
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Postby take_em_495 » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:10 pm

o ok well i dont think ill be tying 1000 rags..thanks for the advice!!
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Postby NDH2OFOWLER » Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:38 pm

I agree with MM. It really does depend on the birds. I have decoyed snows in the spring using nothing more than white Hi-lex jugs with black wing tips spray painted on. But, I was on the "X". If you are in a field that they want to be in than you should be o.k.
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Postby Barry Barnett » Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:28 pm

Depending on where you hunt and the qty of geese, you absolutely do not need a large spread. In fact, when the birds get shy we tend to put out smaller feeding grounds in bunches around our pits in dry fields, in groups of 25 - 30 rags or full bodies, up to no more than 200 decoys. this has proven to be more successful than very large spreads. This tends to work best when there has been a lot of hunter pressure on snows and they have been feeding in the area you are hunting.
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Postby DoubleBayou » Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:26 pm

Great first post Barry!
Spot on.
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Postby ADRIAN B » Tue May 06, 2008 3:47 am

Hi sorry to interupt the topic but where could I buy some rags from in the USA and mail order to the UK, Thanks Adrian
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Postby Ned S » Tue May 06, 2008 9:50 am

Adrian, Cabela's web site has them. You can e mail them. Ned S
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Postby TexasBigFoot » Sat May 10, 2008 4:52 pm

I dont know if this will help, but after 15 years of use, I can definately say that for the $$ they are a great investment. Our biggest problem is lack of wind at times and of course rain. With no wind or during rain, what you have is a great big flock of nothing. We have used from as little as 2 dozen to as many as 1500. We have set out pods as far as 250 yards from main bunch to mimic what we see. We also not only tie,staple or tape the top ,we will also staple the underbelly several times to provide more shape.
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