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I found this link..
Perty much shows the set up.
I need a set a new decoys,,, then I is gonna do this!!
No more gettin tangled and fallin in at 4;00 A.M fer me!!)
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I use the tangle free line with thier weights. I like it. i have used it for 5 years now and I put the decoys in leaf bags. my lines are about 6 foot.
the line more rubbery then plastic.
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Sooooo glad for this thread! Thank you! Thank you!
For those of you with longer cords, and for anyone else wanting to keep them from tangling while in transport, grasp the lines near the decoys and make a half hitch in the lines forming a loop. Snug the knot down near the dekes and carry them by the loop. This keep them from spinning around and tangling with each other. When not in use, hang them from the carabiners to help work out the memory in the line. I've never seen it make a difference to the birds when the small coils stick above the water. I hunted last season in the same pond with water litte more than ankle deep and had the lines sticking up all over, shot limits everytime. I use #200 mono bought in bulk and make up my own weights.
I would also recommend not using the Tanglefree brand cord. It's too limber and the weights don't slide well on it. Can't speak to how it acts in real cold conditions but I did rig several dozen teal with it a few years ago and it was a nighmare to work with.
We just texas rig all our goose floaters that we leave at our pit blind!! Got sick and tired of wrapping line.. we leave the decoys at the pit so we just pick them and leave them there No wet hands!!! wouldnt work if we didnt leave them there but they go to the blind in october and stay there till Feb
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What type, style or part number are you using for the crimp sleeves ?
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For those dealing with line memory issues, between hunts just hang the decoys up by the carabiner so that the line is straight & it will be straight. Just before I leave for a hunt, I just put the decoys in the decog bag with a half-hitch close to the decoys & I'm off. I also don't use swivels just crimps & I use either 200# or 300# mono (heavier for the longer lines over 4'). I do keep a dozen traditionally tied decoys with 20' of line in the barn for those rare occasions that I hunt the MS River or one of its oxbows if everything else is frozen up (rare in the Memphis area). But would never rig a decoy any other way than the Texas rig otherwise.
David Didier, GA
I bought (2) 12 rig sets and 2 vinyl coated bags from Doc's and could not be happier. The bags hold 12 standard size deeks securely and the vinyl is easy on the paint / don't hold water / and won't stink up your garage or basement. If you decide to make your own I highly recommend using the snap swivel set up. It allows the mono to move freely through the swivel eye and the egg sinker can be pegged so as to lessen the chance of the sinker banging into your deeks. The rigs can also be taken off the deeks easily if you need to go back to your old rigs for deeper water applications. Texas rigs are simply the easiest, most versatile rigs there are. Period.