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I know this has been asked before, but I'm on my phone---- and generally lazy ;)

For hunting CRP and flooded fields, what stand do you guys like?
 

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Depending on how flooded the Avery Field Stand or the Ruff stand. The GFDB attaches to the Field stand as well
 

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I have made my own from 3/4" plywood; 2' by2' and brown truff glued on with pvc black pipe. The pipe was 3". My penny worth.
 

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Here is the Cheap route......

(4) 2" PVC Tees cut in half at an angle
(1) 8" stick of 2" PVC pipe cut into (4) 2' sections
(1) 2' X 2' piece of 3/4" marine grade plywood
(1) 3' X 3' piece of brown astroturf
(1) 3' X 3' piece of camo fabric
(8) sets of 1/4" X 3" carriage bolts complete with cut washers and locknuts
(1) rattle can of flat black paint
(1)quart of Thompsons water seal

*Cut legs to 2' sections and drill 1/4" holes every 6" down

*Cut Tees at angle so that the legs angle outward and not straight down, for the best support

*Place cut tees onto platform near the corners and position so that the tees are just below a corner of the platform and drill 1/4" hole from the top of tees all the way thru the deck and attach with hardware.

*soak the everliving heII out of plywood with the Thompsons

*once dry, wrap astroturf around the plywood, keeping it taunt and use staple gun to fasten it to plywood. Cover astroturf with camo material

*Install legs into tees and paint with the flat black spray paint


Takes about all of an hour and cost is about $35 (I have have several set of legs cut to different lengths depending upon the conditions of different spots.)





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Get you a Sportstand it is the best on the market. I have had mine for 2 duck seasons and I hunt 50 days a year and I use the stand every time.
 

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I emailed sportstand and inquired about adding the grommet for a drain and they advised using a hot nail or soldering iron to melt a small hole in the material for water to drain.
 

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I emailed sportstand and inquired about adding the grommet for a drain and they advised using a hot nail or soldering iron to melt a small hole in the material for water to drain.
I added 4 grommets to mine and it drains great with no problems. This is another vote for Sportstand.

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GulfCoast rolls with the Sportstand. Swears by it.
So do I. I have a 10 year old SportStand that is still running very strong.
 

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GulfCoast rolls with the Sportstand. Swears by it.
EMD and I (along with the unpictured crew) hunt with a Sportstand about 40something days a year. It is totally superior to anything else I have tried:





There is no comparison between the Sportstand and the Ruffstand. I have owned both, and you could not GIVE me another Ruff Stand. I use my Ruff Stand now as a portable table when I judge hunt tests, just to get some practical use out of the rickety wobbly finger pinching thing.

You can sit on a Sportstand with your puppy, too!

 

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Nie thing about the Sportstand is that they fold up for easy to tote and are light yet sturdy.

I have two, the tall one and shorter one. I've never used the taller one and will let it go cheap.
 
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