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Snow Flappers

Postby Donald » Fri May 24, 2013 10:27 am

Looking at buying a couple flapper, kites what every you call em. Just curious what seem to be the best for movement under low and high winds? new to this whole snow goose game.
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Re: Snow Flappers

Postby REM1100 » Sun May 26, 2013 12:29 am

I have a couple of jackites they work well tied10' on a six ft pole. I feel in high winds the beak may tear, in low winds they are controllable.
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Re: Snow Flappers

Postby 870 » Sun May 26, 2013 4:23 pm

If your getting into hunting Snow's I hope your building up your numbers first? If you're there already, look into Sillosocks or Deadly Decoys
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Re: Snow Flappers

Postby tornadochaser » Sun May 26, 2013 5:53 pm

I use the sillosocks fliers, but there are a few new ones I saw this spring...can't remember the companies though.

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Re: Snow Flappers

Postby Donald » Mon May 27, 2013 4:54 am

Thanks for the opinions, gives me a little starting point.
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Re: Snow Flappers

Postby 870 » Mon May 27, 2013 7:01 pm

I hope you didn't make the same mistake I did, and that was to wait until just before the season to buy an ecaller. Flyers are penny's compared to ecallers LOL
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Re: Snow Flappers

Postby Old Hunter » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:19 pm

It appears you are east coast shooting greaters. Use them while you can. The lessers in the central flyway do not react to flyers like they used to. Low light or bad weather maybe, but otherwise they can hurt you.
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Re: Snow Flappers

Postby 870 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:08 pm

Thanks for the advice old hunter. It doesn't look like I'm going to invest a lot in trinkets. I'm putting my money into decoys rather than the newest gadgets.
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Re: Snow Flappers

Postby tornadochaser » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:28 pm

Old Hunter wrote:It appears you are east coast shooting greaters. Use them while you can. The lessers in the central flyway do not react to flyers like they used to. Low light or bad weather maybe, but otherwise they can hurt you.


Huh. My best hunt this spring was the day we had the most fliers up and it was sunny. 8-)

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Re: Snow Flappers

Postby Old Hunter » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:14 am

sometimes flyers help you and somtimes thet hurt you. I start the day with them up , if the birds wont work well I pull them. Many of the guiding operations have given up on them and rotaries. I do agree if you are going to use them go big.
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Re: Snow Flappers

Postby fosterGV » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:13 am

new snow goose flag system just came out by feet down designs. definitely seems like the ticket for snows
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