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    JDK
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    PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:44 PM    Post subject: full-body tail loops for hauling Reply with quote

    Been eying Waterfowl Obsession's Scott Butz's full-body tail loops for hauling decoys, started some searching, and lo and behold ol jcneng and spaights talked about this on a post in 2014 on Refuge Forums. Did either of you (or anyone else) follow-up on this? Looks like Butz uses shock chord, and that is my main question: shock cord or nylon rope? I'm thinking shock cord.
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    jcneng
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    PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:33 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I used 8" zip ties for my Avery's. Being stiff it was a lot easier to fish through two holes. I tried cord but it would have taken forever. I bought black UV resistant zip ties and so far so good. I have a half dozen or so break every year.
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    sbarcewski
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    PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:54 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    1/4" drill bit and 550 cord. If you have a hot knife cut the cord in 10" lengths then tie through the 1/4" hole in the tail. Really speed things up and get the Big carabiners from HD and 4' of webbing, rig those as a strap with a carabiner on each end and sling over you shoulder (2 per guy). 1 guy can pick up 3 dozen decoys and if you use the big grain bags it goes even quicker. I can pick up my rig 18(ish) dozen with 2 guys in about 30 minutes if we are motivated.
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    COLOH2OFWLR
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    PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:16 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Scott that sounds pretty cool...could you post a pic or two.
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    Ram_AJG
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    PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:55 PM    Post subject: loops Reply with quote

    ive seen it done with 500lb mono line, and a crimp.
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    sbarcewski
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    PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:21 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I only could get to my FB Ducks, but I think you should get the idea. I would tie a few with the 10" length to start ad see how it goes. Depending on where you drill the hole and how you tie the know could make the length more or less. The "strap works well but you also would need to play with that length because most people are different and short people with a long strap will get tired real quick of being smacked in the back of the legs.





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    JDK
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    PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:46 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Thanks for the pics. cheers Looks like you offset from center. Is that to stay off the seam, makes em easier to haul, or just random while moving quick with the drill and it doesn't really matter?
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    sbarcewski
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    PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:29 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Short answer is yes.
    My reasoning was this. Stay to the side and be able to get the loop all the way through the "top" and B"bottom" of the decoy without using more cord. The decoys seems slimmer/thinner on the sides. Also with the ducks there were dimples for feather detailing that made the drill bit easier to start. And on some of the ducks the "curl" of the tail lets you tie the loop without drilling a hole. I took a drill with me to the field on 2 hunts and started drilling once the rig was set and then tied the loops. Lots of in and out of the pit, but made better use of my time.
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    JDK
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    PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:26 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I like your logic. cheers I'm running out of gas on this season and it's a proven fact that optimism for the next season starts with farting around with improving ones gear! Farting around has officially begun in my shop, plus there is no football to watch this weekend! Let the drink ing, er, I mean LOOPING begin.
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    cm3geese
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    PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 2:21 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Great idea guys
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    PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:03 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I've got em on my shells. Can pick up and carry 8-10 per hand pretty quickly.
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