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Cheap decoy bag??

Postby Cajun1085 » Sat May 18, 2013 10:30 pm

Hey guys does anyone use these babies from Home Depot?? sell for about 15.00
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Re: Cheap decoy bag??

Postby waterfowler9 » Sun May 19, 2013 9:36 am

looks like they would hold water and get heavy. Probably not very heavy duty also. You can buy mesh decoy bags cheaper than that. That bag may work for diver hunters who do everything out of their boat.
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Re: Cheap decoy bag??

Postby wanapasaki » Sun May 19, 2013 9:42 am

Its worth it to invest $50 into a nice bag with straps. Believeit or not,cuz the brand sucks, but the redhead floating decoy bags from BassPro are awesome. I haveone and treat it pretty damn bad and its like new still
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Re: Cheap decoy bag??

Postby mudpack » Sun May 19, 2013 8:24 pm

waterfowler9 wrote:looks like they would hold water and get heavy. Probably not very heavy duty also. You can buy mesh decoy bags cheaper than that. That bag may work for diver hunters who do everything out of their boat.


I have to agree.

Cabela's has real decoy bags on sale occasionally for $9.95. They work, and are all I use anymore.
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Re: Cheap decoy bag??

Postby Cajun1085 » Sun May 19, 2013 8:51 pm

I took a look at them at home depot. There are drainage holes in the bottom. I should have clarified my interest in them. When I was hunting with a buddy this year he would use garbage bins for his long line setups while sea duckin. It would prevent them from getting tangled and made it really easy to put out and pick up. The problem I saw was that after everything was put out, you had the bins in the boat. It would be nice to tuck them out the way. I agree about the questionable durability of them.
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Re: Cheap decoy bag??

Postby ScaupHunter » Tue May 21, 2013 2:35 pm

I used two last year for longlines. They worked great. The best part is snapping them closed and stacking against the side of the boat, totally out of the way until it is time to pick up decoys.
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Re: Cheap decoy bag??

Postby Bullfrog26692 » Tue May 21, 2013 6:09 pm

I use these as well. Can't beat them for 15 bucks. I have 3 of them and throw all my divers inside for long lines. Plus they are already black so you don't have to go to extremes to hide them.
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Re: Cheap decoy bag??

Postby loon » Wed May 22, 2013 9:03 pm

I've been using those for a couple years the only thing I did was add a brass tarp grommet to the bottom of the can to act as a water drain. They are great for diver decoys for all the reasons the other posters mentioned.
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Re: Cheap decoy bag??

Postby WSUWESTON » Thu May 23, 2013 7:22 pm

Yep, use them for the long lines. :thumbsup:
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Re: Cheap decoy bag??

Postby 2500hdon37s » Mon May 27, 2013 5:34 pm

best decoy storage/ trans port system I've found.

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Re: Cheap decoy bag??

Postby Cajun1085 » Mon May 27, 2013 6:28 pm

Yea.. I rig my decoys that way and have that same sled if I want to walk in to spot to hunt, but kind of pointless to put a decoy sled in your boat if I am hunting just out of my boat.
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Re: Cheap decoy bag??

Postby mudpack » Tue May 28, 2013 5:27 am

Interesting how so many of us hunt in so many different ways, and have such differing needs (equipment-wise).

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Re: Cheap decoy bag??

Postby m.teeter » Wed May 29, 2013 1:56 pm

I use slot bags for my long lines. But I hunt with a guy some that uses bags like the ones your looking at. With a little practice packing decoys into it they work very well for long lines. Probably faster than my own setup. But if you get in a hurry and start grabbing decoys out of order you will have one hell of a mess on your hands.
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