Final approach

Share tips and ask questions on all types of duck decoys. Including working, classics, collectable, and carving decoys.

Moderators: HENDU3270, DUKHTR, fowlhunter, Remman

Final approach

Postby tstueck » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:02 pm

I'm thinking about getting some final approach decoys and I'm wondering if they are good quality(good paint, durability, looks, those kind of things)
tstueck
hunter
 
Posts: 24
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:13 pm


Re: Final approach

Postby stealfeathers » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:02 pm

I love them. Got some of their blue wings as a gift. By far my favorite brand of decoy i have. Dont know about durability i just got them.
stealfeathers
hunter
 
Posts: 431
Joined: Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:12 am

Re: Final approach

Postby tstueck » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:21 am

Also what about ghg hot buys I've heard bad things about them. Like cheap paint is that right?
tstueck
hunter
 
Posts: 24
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:13 pm

Re: Final approach

Postby krazybronco2 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:43 am

yeah pretty cheap paint but if you clear coat them with a $4 can of spray paint they will last longer and when the paint starts to chip start turning them into divers. and then you can keep those going for years. these are for the hotbuys. so for 4 bucks or so you can have quite a few years of enjoyment out of your decoys.
User avatar
krazybronco2
hunter
 
Posts: 1085
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:09 am
Location: Grovetown GA

Re: Final approach

Postby tstueck » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:17 am

How do you turn them into divers?
tstueck
hunter
 
Posts: 24
Joined: Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:13 pm

Re: Final approach

Postby mudpack » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:58 am

tstueck wrote:How do you turn them into divers?

Four-pound anchors and very short lines.
mudpack
hunter
 
Posts: 5855
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:40 am
Location: Central Kansas

Re: Final approach

Postby erp10 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:09 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
User avatar
erp10
hunter
 
Posts: 440
Joined: Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:54 am
Location: Central Pa

Re: Final approach

Postby Have Gun Will Travel » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:08 am

Ive never had a problem with the paint on my GHG's. I did get a box of the FA black ducks last year and the paint is coming off even after using slotted bags. They're huntable but not holding up near as good as the others.
adustydawg2 wrote: maybe, just maybe, if you held your mouth right and prayed a little, you might get a 1 day invite before the end of the season. :eek: :hammer: Just a possibility. :bow: Send me a pm. :hi:
User avatar
Have Gun Will Travel
hunter
 
Posts: 4183
Joined: Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:25 pm
Location: Eastern Shore of Virginia

Re: Final approach

Postby honkerhuntin » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:36 pm

i love the hot buys, you can pack a lot into one bag and they look great. they are the best decoy for the money, in a typical spread i run 5 doz of the hot buys and 3 -4 doz of the ghg full bodies, pretty killer looking. as for the FA's, i have never used the floater ducks, only the honker FBs and they look good.
honkerhuntin
hunter
 
Posts: 42
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:04 am
Location: La Grande, OR

Re: Final approach

Postby Rick Hall » Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:43 pm

I've only had the FA bluewings for the past three seasons, but so far, so good.
If you think I'm wrong, you might be right.
User avatar
Rick Hall
hunter
 
Posts: 13670
Joined: Thu Jan 22, 2009 8:03 pm

Re: Final approach

Postby imboray » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:55 pm

I owned a dozen FA Specklebelly floaters that turned into submarines. I bought 6 and within 3 or 4 days they were taking on water. Their customer service was great to deal with though, as I called & told them about the leaky dekes & they had me take a pic of the water draining out & send it in. Shortly there after they sent me six new ones. I drained the water & put gasket maker on the head inserts & they lasted a couple more years but faded really bad. I hate having to put work into decoys I pay good money for but at least they tried to make it right.

I also used to hunt with a guy that owned a dozen mallards, widgeon & pintail decoys and the seal around the butt comes of really east & most of his took on water as well. They look good but I might go a different direction if I were to buy more decoys
imboray
hunter
 
Posts: 459
Joined: Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:44 pm

Re: Final approach

Postby IowaWaterfowler10 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:34 pm

Got a half dozen FA sleeper shells and hunted them decently (14-20 hunts) and they dont look that great. Big spots of paint missing and flocking is crap.
User avatar
IowaWaterfowler10
hunter
 
Posts: 315
Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:24 pm
Location: Ames, Iowa


Return to Duck Decoy Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests