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PostPosted: December 24th, 2010, 9:32 pm 
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You ever have problems with them flipping over in windy or rough water? A foam decoy would be great on days when there isnt much wind just to get some movement out of your decoys. Its tough to get those heavy GHG decoys to move on a day when there isnt much wind.

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PostPosted: December 24th, 2010, 11:31 pm 
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WAD SHOOTER wrote:
You ever have problems with them flipping over in windy or rough water? A foam decoy would be great on days when there isnt much wind just to get some movement out of your decoys. Its tough to get those heavy GHG decoys to move on a day when there isnt much wind.

NO, I've never had one flip over (that had a weighted keel).
You know that some of the Water Keel plastic deeks will flip-over in a heavy wind, but the foam deeks do great!
The old Herters foam decoys were WONDERFUL, but they do require some "upkeep" and since many of the duck hunters don't have the time to keep their deeks looking good, the plastic deeks have kind-of taken over the market.

And decoysearcher , they are all foam. I just don't take the time to burlap all of them.
After you burlap them (burlap soaks up a lot of paint), the deeks are just as heavy as the plastic deeks that WadShooter was talking about, and they loose a lot of their "movement".

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PostPosted: December 27th, 2010, 10:52 am 
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good looking dekes there gobama. you have alot of talent

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PostPosted: December 29th, 2010, 1:53 am 
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I started my first foamer today. A coot.

I will let you know how it turns out, and post pics of my disaster when done. :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: January 10th, 2011, 5:13 pm 
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Here a a few of my foamers:

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PostPosted: January 10th, 2011, 5:22 pm 
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ODHA..... :cool

Wow !!!!
Now you sir, have some REAL tallent !

Those decoys look better than the real ducks !


Question: are you carving your own heads out of wood ?
The Red head looks like it has a wooden head.

Great work !

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PostPosted: January 10th, 2011, 5:38 pm 
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Thanks GoBama

Those are all 100% burlaped foam (sans the apoxie sculpt on the bills) I do have a bunch of handmade Herters style (foam body / plastic head) but I'm moving away from making that style.


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PostPosted: January 19th, 2011, 3:47 pm 
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Just started duck hunting and dont have the money to buy all of the high dollar equipment. These decoys look great, and the fact that they are low cost and hands on makes them even better. Thanks for the project please post any other low cost projects you have...This is why I got on this site!

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PostPosted: January 30th, 2011, 10:32 pm 
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Those look pretty good. I'm going to have to try making some. Thanks for posting the instructions! :jump


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PostPosted: December 19th, 2011, 12:52 pm 
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Nice looking decoys! About 30 years ago, me and some buddies made about 200 duck and goose decoys using foam in molds you had to boil. Took forever but was something to do back then. Still have a few left... Sold most of them when I went into the Navy but still have a couple that I held back. They don't look too good anymore though! Even when new they did not look near as good as these...


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PostPosted: March 23rd, 2012, 9:21 am 
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You can no longer buy the replacement heads. At least ive tried. If you know where to find them i would love to know. I have made hundreds of foam decoys with the old decoys unlimitied molds. Have you tried them? What did you use for keels?


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PostPosted: May 5th, 2012, 11:10 pm 
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Here are a few more foamers from this year's rig:

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That is a Herters 72 and a HotBuy mallard hen in front to give you an idea of the size

One more just for fun:
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PostPosted: May 14th, 2012, 6:32 pm 
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ODHA....
Another outstanding bunch of deeks !!!!!

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The Herters heads will occasionally pop-up on Ebay, but I just can't see paying $5 for just a head.... :(

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Yes, the ducks unlimited molded decoys are fun to make and look pretty good.
I used wooden keels on the ones that I did "several" years ago.
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On the last batch of homemade foam decoys that I did, I just cut the heads off of some old pastic decoys that were beyond repair and put them on a wooden staub (about 1" in diameter) and they worked real well.

Unless you are SUPER careful with your decoys, the foam heads just won't hold up.... the necks and beaks break.

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PostPosted: August 23rd, 2012, 11:18 am 
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A little Woodduck for a decoy swap. Not really a "standard" decoy but it will float and hunt. The bird and log are both foam.

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PostPosted: January 15th, 2013, 2:20 pm 
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very cool


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PostPosted: February 22nd, 2013, 12:21 pm 
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They look great man! Thats definitly a good project while waiting on the next season to come around and a lot cheaper as well!


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