Two Sets with One Decoy

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  1. 7summits

    7summits Senior Refuge Member

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    I finally figured out a reasonable setup for using one decoy for both a Texas Rig set, and a Main Line set. Takes about a second to switch out rig.
    Overview.jpg Texas Rig Set.jpg Main Line Set.jpg
     
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  2. darkvibe

    darkvibe Senior Refuge Member

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    I just attach a mainline clip to the decoys and my single rig weights have a cord with a ring on the end. I have different lengths of cord on weights so I can grab whatever length I need for the depth I'll be hunting.
     
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  3. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    That's no fun! Everyone needs an excuse to buy more decoys and have 80 to 100 dozen. :l :doh :z
     
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    icebreaker12 Elite Refuge Member

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    No joke!

    Don't show my wife this!
     
  5. Rubberhead

    Rubberhead Elite Refuge Member

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    I've thought about that problem too.

    I just made short, 30 foot, main lines with 1 pound grapple hooks at each end and 60# tarred line - basically a shallow water long line. I use those so I don't have to re-rig the decoys. I found a plastic handle used for a bow hoist that works perfectly to hold the weights and wrap the line.
     
  6. Ringbill

    Ringbill Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    I did that 35 years ago, when I couldn't afford hundreds of decoys.
    Now I just have complete sets for 4 different locations
    A 48 x 64 ft Morton building with 2 ft shelves to stack & separate.

    Ringbill
     
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  7. h2ofwlr

    h2ofwlr Elite Refuge Member

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    Just too much riggeramaroll for me.

    Just attach it to the decoy like normal (no swivel or ring is needed, just use a 5" loop) and have the 3' drop and snap like for long lining. If you want, to use as singles, add an a length of extension (of what ever length that you want) with a loop on 1 end and a weight on the other end.

    Basically, no rings are needed.
     
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  8. Rubberhead

    Rubberhead Elite Refuge Member

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    @7summits,
    Another thought - add weight to the long-line clip, run it through the 1" black split ring and you can use it as either a long-line clip or Texas rig without the need for the weighted-only line.
     
  9. 7summits

    7summits Senior Refuge Member

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    Maybe I am missing something here. If you add a weight to the Long Line Drop, then it will sink, thus pulling the decoy up against the rope (mainline) next to the clip. That wouldn't be effective.
     
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    Rubberhead Elite Refuge Member

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    Add the weight at the clip so the clip plus the weight will work for a Texas rig or just clip it to a main line for a long rig.
     

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