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Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby Outta shells » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:20 am

Bought a bunch of decoys yesterday and got some carry lite full body flying decoys. Has anybody used these? I'm skeptical.
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby Rick Hall » Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:55 am

I've had them, and it's a shame you didn't ask before buying. Am surprised they even still make them and might have saved you some money. I suppose Canadas might be dumb enough to buy in, but specks pushed off them.
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby Outta shells » Mon Aug 19, 2013 3:04 pm

It was a package deal so I'm not really out anything. Got 8 dozen G&H shells, 44 foam floaters, 1 dozen ducks and 4 of these flyers for $125. I'm still pretty happy. Thanks for the info! Anyone else have EM work on Canadas?
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby dsm16428 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:54 pm

No...NO. I've tried them and the old sock style flyers that you mounted to poles. Every single time I put them out they flared the bejesus out of geese. Took em down and birds started to finish.
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby Black Smoke » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:56 am

I think it depends on the day just like a mojo. I have only used them twice because they were my buddy's and he had the sock style old school and imo look horrible but we had two out and they were like magnets I swear I never thought it would have worked but haven't ever used one since. I'd give it a try and if the first group doesnt like it take it down asap.
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby i_willie12 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 8:10 am

Gadgets dont work for big geese!!!!! have good decoys, good hide, good field....
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby Black Smoke » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:03 am

^^^ agree
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby mayhem96 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:10 am

I have used them...they don't work. I have not had geese flare off of them but they did absolutely nothing.
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby Outta shells » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:39 pm

Thanks guys. I'm always a little skeptical about stuff like this. I was going to bring them along, kill a few birds, then put them out and see if anything changes. I know I can finish birds without them... I've seen me do it. Looks like these might be going back on Craigslist.
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby barrykeicks » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:32 pm

I remember rockin those back in the early 80's. They were a nice complimant to our Carry-Lite full bodies. :lol3: we still shot birds over them though.
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby bobalong » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:33 pm

I have used them up here, I am not really sure if they actually attracted the birds, or they came to the other dekes, but the birds definitely come into the setup. This was our setup for the first hunt of the year, a couple of years back.
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This was one of our better "first hunts" of the year, in the past 5 or so.
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby tmcnorton » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:15 am

Do you still have those flying goose decoys??
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby Pecski » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:19 am

mount the pole to a RC car and drive it around your spread.
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby blackrock2 » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:52 pm

I agree, certain days they work, and other days you don't want them out. I still have 3 of the Carrylite flyers. Also used them in the 90s. I remember some hunts I used them in a V or horseshoe, and geese lined up right behind them coming in. I've also heard some guys swear they are bad juju. The biggest problem I had with them was on really windy days it would fold one wing over the back. I've kept them though, my son is threatening to get them out one day. I also had some of those Outlaw goose kites. Once when buddy was young we had one of those on a 15' cane pole, and he drew a lot of geese in circling that thing and then fluttering it down. They came in right behind it to the guns. I remember at one point seeing inflatable Mylar goose kites that you were supposed to fill with helium, and reel down with a fishing pole as geese were coming. Never did try that gimmick, pretty much just use a flag.......
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby tmcnorton » Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:52 am

Do you want to sell them?? I have heard a lot about them,( good and bad) and want to give them a shot.
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby blackrock2 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:58 am

tmcnorton wrote:Do you want to sell them?? I have heard a lot about them,( good and bad) and want to give them a shot.

Nope, can't buy them anymore. I tend to hang on to decoys.....
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby tmcnorton » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:46 am

Ok, Thanks for the info and your time anyway. If you change your mind please let me know. Thanks again!
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby Rick Hall » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:41 am

Bummer. Could of had mine for postage if they weren't in a landfill.
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby jeffro9023 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:11 pm

Rick Hall wrote:Bummer. Could of had mine for postage if they weren't in a landfill.


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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby walnuts4x4 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:55 pm

I got a pair of them in a big package deal this past summer... Never used them but might try it one day... As well as my super magnums shells... They are just stupid big and haven't really used them either... Guess I'm a hoarder of decoys...lol
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Re: Flying goose decoy any good?

Postby blackrock2 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:41 am

I'm always in the market for Carrylite supermag shells if they're in really nice shape......
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