Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
chub

Bigfoot Mallard floater decoys.....

Recommended Posts

Anyone have any first hand experience with them?

They look good, but last year(first year out), I've seen where the keels were cracking, some paint issues... .

I need to update, but don't want to buy problems either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

had a buddy give em a go and the keels broke and the paint falls off like the GHG hot buys, however he sent them back and recieved free decoys to replace them, I would think this year would be the same because its a new decoy from them and they probably need some major complaining before they change them, some guys will just throw something away and go buy replacements and not even tell the company there product is sheat.

I would look into herturs (sp) 007 mallard decoys really good company and thier products stand up really well.

If it was me replacing my spread I would buy G/H M4M

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree on the G&H's, just looking at getting something different.

I know someone that bought Higdon super mags this year, have to see how they hold up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

G and H are by far the best for paint and durability. They may not look as realistic as the GHG's or Bigfoots and do cost more, but they are one of the most durable decoys on the market.

If you're like me, floater decoys always seem to get banged around in the bottom of a small duck boat no matter how careful you are. You might as well buy the decoys that aren't going to chip or crack IMO. My G and H decoys run the abuse gauntlet every year and still look great after several years of use. I even have some standards of my dad's from the early 90's and besides a few scrapes the paint is still in impeccable condition considering the years of use. Might as well spend the money on the decoys themselves rather than a $50 dollar slotted bag to protect them.

That being said, I really like the appearance of the bigfoot floaters and the paint seems tougher than the GHG's. Might pickup a half dozen to try out this year, although they do seem a little flimsy especially in regards to the keels. just my two cents, good luck with your decision.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Yes, we buy the spray cans of olive oil,canola or whatever. I personally haven't tried fish but with breaded chicken I'm not a big fan. It works great when I make wings and non battered chicken. Just my personal experience.
    • That is a thing of beauty. I am speechless and if you know me........
    • Those are cool but I enjoy the amount of water that mixes with my whiskey when I put 2 or 3 cubes of ice in it.
    • That's why my wife is getting one for Winter Solstice too!
    • Milton’s put 1/8 on your house? Was that the new owner? Mines Miltona, 4 years old and came with either 1/4 or 5/16, not 100% sure but it wasn’t 1/8. 
    • I get what Del is saying to a certain extent. I would never buy a bottle of Pappy for $2000. There's no way that any whiskey can taste 40-50 times better than a $30-$50 bottle. I actually rarely buy anything over $35/bottle but that's just me being cheap. I do like to try the $50 stuff but have rarely found anything that I like better than Eagle Rare, Buffalo Trace or Maker's Mark. Actually one of my favorite Bourbon's is Jim Beam Black for only about $25 a bottle. That being said I couldn't care less what other people drink or what they pay for their whiskey, beer, wine or whatever. If you have a job and make your own money, buy and drink what you want. I don't know if that's true or not but I sometimes wonder the same thing about all the people who claim to like really hoppy beers.
    • Between the frig and stove its only about 2 steps    My kinda program !!!
    • like any addiction..........there are the 12 steps!!!!!!!!!!
    • awe............a Christmas present for the wife................so you can use it!!!! I see!!!!!!!!!LOL!!!!!!
    • Whatever gets you though the night.  If it makes you feel superior to drink expensive whiskey then by all means do so.  
  • Our Sponsors