Help on spread

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Help on spread

Postby preacherdan » Fri Nov 29, 2013 12:18 pm

Just finished 5 dozen re paints, i put them in redhead canvasback bluebill bufflehead ringbill ruddyducks and coots, so with only having 60 deeks how should i set them out? Ive seen guys use like a F type or E type of spread , but this is my first time going out specifically for divers so i need some help, also should i throw out some canadas and my mallards too? Thanks and God Bless
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Re: Help on spread

Postby SMDGUNNER » Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:33 pm

We have used less so don't worry. Usually we use a j withe pocket up wind. Birds should follow the line into the pocket. If they are individually rigged put in small groups as the line. Put buffies in the middle secluded.
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Re: Help on spread

Postby Labs » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:06 pm

are you on a point?
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Re: Help on spread

Postby Rhock19 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:51 pm

And are you hunting with wind at your back or cross wind? I use a W shape with a line going across the top for a cross wind. otherwise a W for wind at your back. Ive used mallards in my diver spread but have not noticed a difference of bringing birds in. If you think mallards are around I would put them out
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Re: Help on spread

Postby Labs » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:01 pm

http://www.duckhuntingchat.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=349442

scroll down....there is an aerial pic with how to set your spread....with mallards/widgeon included....
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Re: Help on spread

Postby preacherdan » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:55 pm

Thanks guys, my locations vary. I like to get on a point if i can , but i will hunt a back wind or a cross wind just the same, i gave it a run last saturday and set a J hook, one thing i learned is it is going to take several guys to keep from getting things in a knot, also i put like 30 " drops on them and put the swivels 3-5' apart so some of the decoys were fairly close, it was an eventful first run but will have to iron out the kinks
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Re: Help on spread

Postby Labs » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:33 pm

You have them on a long line? Evenly spaced? If so, remove one duck decoy from the line where you want the duck to flair out and land...works every time I've set a long line...


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