ok, so no one hunts with a long-line. Do you have any info on getting several dozen decoys out and in quicker? Right now, I have single lines with individual weights and wrap reach line around the keel several times and then around the head of the coy once, pinching the weight around its neck. I've seen were some guys use a sinch and just move the weight to the bottom of the decoy and slide the sinch up the line. I'll try this if no one has any other ideas.
There is a guy on ebay that sells a nontangle wire snap and cord. they hook to your dekes and you can snap them to a main line when you put them out. real fast! I use them. send me a msg if you can't find them and I will give you his address.
Hey I tried out those snaps from ebay. Man I've been going about setting decoys all wrong. That guy who sells them on ebay has a website now and is selling them direct I bought some from his website. Lemme know if anyone needs the url these things are heaven sent!
I have found a good (and inexpensive) way to make a solid longline spread is by using "550" para cord avilable at most places that sell camping stuff ie. Gander Mtn. , Scheels, Fleet Farm... Take 150' of cord and zip tie fishing stringer clips out about every 3 to 4 feet spacing them a little further on one end then the other. Make two such rigs one being about 100'-150' and the other about 75'-100' long. Weight both ends of each line with coffee cans full of concrete with an I-bolt in them or as I have done old window weights. When it comes time to put out your rigs just clip on the decoys (which are stored cordless and weightless) on the line. Put the two lines in a v shape or modifyed j hook and close the front end off with rigged decoys, also place several dozen rigged decoys on either side of the line to break up the unaturalness of it. Divers are suckers for this setup and it cost less then 50 dollars start to finish. Oh yeh, store lines on extention cord holders with caribeaners on each end for quick snapping to weights.
Get some no tangle cord(its like a plastic flex cord). Get some no slip anchors, they are long oval shaped with two holes through them. Rig each decoy with the ancor so it slips like a sinker along the cord. Set decoys in groups of 4 and tie into one not with line. When you go to set them out you just undo one simple knot and toss all 4 decoys out at a time, the sinker slides down and will catch.
We did this last year and the decoys looked pretty good and you could throw a bunch out in hardly no time.
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