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Old 01-26-2005, 03:14 PM
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I have heard of people painting pop bottles colours to look like ducks just to make their spread look bigger. Good idea or not???
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Old 01-26-2005, 03:20 PM
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I have heard it worked. Never tried it myself.
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Old 01-26-2005, 05:26 PM
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Did it when I was low on money early on-granted I am no Michealangelo but it worked okay for me.
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Old 01-27-2005, 01:41 AM
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Hell, just break down and buy some cheap Flams. They've been working real good for me for the last 4 years and haven't had any paint trouble yet.
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Old 01-27-2005, 10:17 AM
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Hell, just break down and buy some cheap Flams.
That's what I would do as well, buy some cheap decoys. Maybe second hand.
If you can find some old beaters just paint em black, and mix into your spread, they'll stand out from a distance.

Your idea will work better if you mix them with some decoys.
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I too would go with cheap decoys instead. One thing you could try is weight one of the ends of a pop bottle and make it look like a feeder.
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Old 01-27-2005, 12:30 PM
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Thanks for the help. I'll try to find some cheapies but if I can't I'll go with the pop bottle idea. I already have a dozen dekes, just trying to beef up my spread a little.
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Old 01-27-2005, 07:46 PM
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i have heard of it workin. ive personally never tried it but if i was hard up for money you can bet id be collectin coke bottles
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Old 01-28-2005, 03:57 PM
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We used to do it when i was in high school, it works great in the timber for a primary decoy (it takes very little wind to move them) Open water if you are using large spreads (ex: 8-10 dz) it doesnt hurt to paint them black and maybe one or two white for an attractor.
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