Well fellas, its time to get the decoys out from last year, check them for holes and cull the ones that aren't gonna make it on open day this year. My question is, have any of you ever sprayed a clear coat on your decoys to make them shine. I have noticed in the past that ducks on the water tend to have a shine to them. It is just a thought I have been thinking about this summer, and need to know some tips on doing this. Gettin Fired up about this big duck season!
I own a decoy company in minnesota.
You are absolutely
best thing you can do for those hunting around you is clear coat your decoys, if oyu are hunting on the same water as me I will supply you with clear coat and a nice piece of mirror you can glue to the backs of your dekes, it will really help me.
cull decoys that won't make it this year??
make them shiny?
this your first day?
my god the youngsters
Splash water on your decoys, that will give it a "realistic" look without adding anything that makes them shiny or glossy. Putting clearcoat on your decoys is asking the ducks to flare. It's the same reasony you don't stare at the ducks as they are coming in or passing over,
If you're not a big fan of splashing water on them, you could always pay my wife to paint them for you, and no she doesn't use gloss.
Migrator- Not all mallard drakes have that bright green head, my father in law *who is from Dryswamps generation* and I actually chip the green paint off some of our decoys and we do well just like that.
Dryswamp, refrain from calling youngsters idiots. It's the douchebags like you that are going to ruin the sport for the rest. Come sit in my blind and I'll show you how to hunt.
Edited by hellraiser724, 4 years ago
I've got your moron. E-mail me so I can give you my address, so you can send the clear coat my way. People like you are the reason some people don't duck hunt. Also, people like you don't have a clue what it takes to be a good duck hunter, hell you probably don't even hunt, you just look a forums, eating ding-dongs
Wash them, make sure cords and anchors are in good shape, wrap cords around each individual
I would have to say that I have been hunting for many years now and I have never had a problem getting them to decoy!! I may put a lil touch up paint from time to time over the years. As for the clear coat I don't know if that would hinder or help you in bringing them in but to each his own!! What works for one of us in a part of this great country may not work for another!! That is why hunting is hunting!! I wish everyone the best this year!!
Leave for a great weekend killin ducks and the kids are playing again.
Dry swamp Whoah boy take it easy, why such unruly attitude
The guy just asked about clear coating decoys thats all not a nuclear warhead...
the shiny part is true of all ducks they due have an irredescen