Question and Answer
Q: What about the smaller
decoys? - do they sit in the water all right?
A: We use this rig on
everything from teal decoys to magnums and have never had any problem at all
Q: What if the water is
shallower than the length of line you have on? How do you deal with the loop
should you have for instance a 4' line but 1 or 2' depth of water? Do you just
run the decoy on out to the end?
A: I don't worry about
it. My decoy lines are around 4' long and we usually hunt water from 6" to knee
deep, I just chunk 'm out and let them slide back to the loop. I have never worried about
making depth adjustments even when I rigged them traditionally.
Q: Where do you find the
carabineers and where is it that you get your mono?
A: I get carabineers at
I buy my mono here...
It cost me around $40 for a 5# coil of clear mono which is about 2650'.
Q: Will it work with tangle
free? What is the advantage of using the mono vs. that stuff?
A: It might work but tangle-free isn't as durable as mono not to mention the mono is clear.
Q: What is the main reason
for the rig?
A: The main reason to use
this rig is for ease of putting out and picking up decoys. I can put out 6 dozen
decoys in less than 10 min by myself and pick them up as fast as I can walk to
Q: We also hunt lakes that
can be as deep as 10 to 15 ft. Has anyone experimented with lengths that long?
A: I hunt shallow water and
rig mine with short lines. I don't see why you couldn't make it work so long as
you gather the line and tie an overhand knot close to the dekes to cut down on
twisting then maybe coil up the gathered lines above the knot. I think I could
make it work. Just never had to.
Q: Why do you wrap the line
back through itself on the top loop?
A: It makes the loop stiffer.
You don't have to do that, you can just make a plain loop. I've done it both
ways, no biggie. You just have to make certain the hole in the keel is small
enough that your crimp sleeve will act as a stopper otherwise you will loose
decoys. With the loop the way I do it you would have to have a good sized hole
in the keel to pull that loop thru.