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DucSmoker said:
I bought some green head gear snaplock diver decoys and they look so real it is scary.
greenhead dekes are cheap to purchase, but you will find that they won't last a long time especially the paint, it comes off very easily, try G&H excellent dekes
 

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:smile: G&H decoys are the best as far as plastic goes, or you can go with cork, but the paint doesn't last too long on them. I use G&H and have had them for years without painting or replacing, great decoy and worth the money.
 

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New York allows one per day. Go with Herters 72s. Ive had mine for ten years. They ride high and work great. Ive only lost one head and not because it broke, but because my son shot it off.
 

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I had a spell to where I sold all of my plastics and went with foams. I had Restles, Herters, as well as alot of the others out there on the market. They each had their ups and downs but weight was a huge factor since we had so far to go in the boats. So then I got on this kick that I could go with better looking decoys and downsize my spread. So I started carving corks and buying E Allens, Blackwater's and such.
I quickly learned that corks are high maintance decoys and that you had to repair any decoy if you wanted it to keep on looking great. When corks get shot, they will take on water, swell and bust if not caught soon enough. I figured there was way too much care that went into them for me, and I still couldn't pull the birds like I did with the big spreads.
Now I started shopping for plastics again. I kinda got spoiled to looking at the realistic looking decoys and didn't want to change that. Greenhead Gear came along and it was the best looking plastic on the market and inexpensive too. I bought a dozen to try out. Despite what I read on the internet I never had any problems out of that dozen decoys and still haven't to this day. So my spread grew with Greenhead Gear decoys. If they get shot I patch them. If they get shot bad enough I throw them away. They are awhole lot cheaper than customs and not near the care and ride just as good as customs. Greenhead Gear is coming out with all sorts of other diver decoys this year and I will be adding those to the rig.

Find a decoy that you like and go with it. All decoys have pros and cons. For me plastics are better for my style of gunning. I have to have something that is tough enough to stand up through the 60 day season herewithout much care. I want realism for myself. If I didn't care about looks I would go with Flambeaus, G&H, or any other plastics on the market. Lord knows I had my fair share of them and they were all good decoys. Pick what appeals to you and go with it. :thumbsup:
 

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I've got GHG divers, I've shouldered the gun more than once looking into the spread with my GHG. But I've recently sold off 5-6 dozen mix bag Mallards and Pintails and have started re-building with G&H puddlers. Expensive, but I think worth it in the long run. Where are you guys finding the G&H divers at? I'd like to see them.
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I was glad to see Greenhead Gear added redheads and canvasbacks to their exceptional line. Wish they would add goldeneyes too, all in good time I expect. I would use cork but who can afford it?
 
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