Go Back   Georgia Outdoor News Forum > Birds, Birds and More Birds > Waterfowl Hunting


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-08-2018, 01:38 PM
Chewbaka81's Avatar
Chewbaka81 Chewbaka81 is offline
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Richmond Hill
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default DIY Decoys

The season isover. Iíve made all my buddies new duck totes and call lanyards so now Iím looking for a project to piddle with. Iíve been looking at the foam decoys from homers or Dixie that you paint yourself. I was also looking at making some divers out of crab pot buoys. Anyone have any experience with doing any of these things? I know itís a learn as you go thing just looking for some advice from those whoíve tried it. Thx.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-09-2018, 03:24 PM
king killer delete's Avatar
king killer delete king killer delete is offline
Moderator
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: The coast
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chewbaka81 View Post
The season isover. Iíve made all my buddies new duck totes and call lanyards so now Iím looking for a project to piddle with. Iíve been looking at the foam decoys from homers or Dixie that you paint yourself. I was also looking at making some divers out of crab pot buoys. Anyone have any experience with doing any of these things? I know itís a learn as you go thing just looking for some advice from those whoíve tried it. Thx.
you need towork on the duck hole
__________________
FOR THOSE WHO FIGHT FOR IT FREEDOM HAS A FLAVOR THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW! WHAT PRICE GLORY?
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-09-2018, 05:56 PM
across the river across the river is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: GA
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chewbaka81 View Post
The season isover. Iíve made all my buddies new duck totes and call lanyards so now Iím looking for a project to piddle with. Iíve been looking at the foam decoys from homers or Dixie that you paint yourself. I was also looking at making some divers out of crab pot buoys. Anyone have any experience with doing any of these things? I know itís a learn as you go thing just looking for some advice from those whoíve tried it. Thx.
Don't just paint foam. The paint won't hold up and you nick, ding, and beat up the styrofoam pretty bad. The cheapest and easier route is to cover it with burlap mastic (cheaper). You can then paint it and will hold up well. If you really want a hard, tough decoy, you can use epoxy resin and fiberglass cloth(more expensive). If you want to go all out you can dye the epoxy resin before applying it, and you don't have to worry about the color coming off, ever. Don't use the fiberglass/polystyrene resin, as it will melt the styrofoam. I've done a few, so if you have any other questions shoot me a PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-10-2018, 08:04 AM
rnelson5's Avatar
rnelson5 rnelson5 is offline
Join Date: May 2009
Location: in the duck blind
iTrader: (0) Check/Add Feedback
Default

If you are bored and looking for something to do make you some decoys. If you want to save some time buy the homers and paint them. I have a few dozen and they are great decoys with good size. They are a little bigger than the old Herter 72s if you are familiar.
__________________
If you put off doing things you want to do in life, all that happens is you get older!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004 Georgia Outdoor News, Inc.Ad Management by RedTyger