Gear review

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  1. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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    They are butt ugly but with a little touch up paint, they are a nice big decoy that don't weigh much more than most mag decoys. Mine leaked after being out a month, but not enough to sink them.
    Great for the guy that only uses a few decoys.:yes
     
  2. ShootinCoot

    ShootinCoot Senior Refuge Member

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    Do tell.. what is “stupid cheap”? And whereabouts?

    ...asking for a friend
     
  3. CADUCKWHACKER

    CADUCKWHACKER Senior Refuge Member

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    I believe mountain archery has them 20% off
     
  4. afmoto

    afmoto Senior Refuge Member

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    BlackOvis has them 20% off and when you sign up for their email notifications, they give you 10% off your entire first order. On top of that, back in December they had $150 BlackOvis gift cards on Camofire for $100 - so basically 33.3% off - and I loaded up on those. When you stack the current discounts and pay with those gift cards, the waders came out to something like $407 shipped to my door. They have limited sizes and I wish they would’ve had the zip model in my size but for that price, I’ll learn to live without the zipper.

    Compared to the $849 MSRP, if people could get Sitka waders for $400, they wouldn’t be able to keep enough in inventory!
     
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  5. fishdog

    fishdog Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Here is the list of the gear I use.

    Orvis Sonic Seam lace up boot waders
    Kuiu underlayers
    Kuiu super down or Keni jacket
    Kuiu Yukon rain coat
    Neck gator
    Ball cap
    Tri tronics dog collar
    Boruit headlamp
    Neoprene gloves
    Big O magnetic light
    Redbone and KW spec calls
    Lares T-1
    Sitka backpack
    First aid kit
    Zip ties
    Trash bag
    I carry a HH rubber raincoat if I think it could get really bad.
    DSD decoys
    Can Am 570 4x4 quad.
    Hunting dry I use Sitka bibs and Muck boots. Everything else stays the same.

    I’ve tried a lot of different things over the years. I’m pretty happy with the performance of all these products. I haven’t tried the Sitka waders.
     
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  6. JuvieCoot

    JuvieCoot Elite Refuge Member

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    What kind of wet wipes are you running?
     
  7. freefall

    freefall Elite Refuge Member

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    Target brand. Thick, so no blowouts and just the right amount of moisture.
     
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  8. sisqsprig

    sisqsprig Senior Refuge Member

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    3FBC5BE4-0859-4712-9FCF-0AC0DE79DF7E.jpeg 93A15E7B-43CA-4D7A-B741-502364EAF249.jpeg Without question the best addition this year was the MoMarsh InvisiLab. Can’t think of anything over the last several years that I’ve been happier with.
     
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  9. river_city_dogs

    river_city_dogs Senior Refuge Member

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    Always had good luck with Higdon products so I tried their new Kicker XS this year. Don't waste your money. First windy day in October it caught a "leg" on some rice straw and flipped over. Immediately filled the interior with water and shorted out one of its motors. I just got Higdon's warranty response....a box filled with enough parts to rebuild one decoy and get a good start on building another. Wanted a decoy that would move some water on blue-bird days...got an off-season project.
     
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  10. fishdog

    fishdog Elite Refuge Member Sponsor

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    I just crap in my waders
     
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