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mrklean

Wood or Plastic?

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I was looking at decoys yesterday and saw wood and plastic decoys, which is the better to use, i see far more wood then plastic but not sure which is better.

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I like the plastic ones that fill with water,they seem to glide though the water rather than dart like the wooden ones

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im with cat,

I have been a huge fan of Bear Creek Decoys. There a plastic decoy that ih ave had very awesome luck with. I dont carve at all, so wood ones are just not my style.

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I also like the plastic ones that fill with water. They glide real nice and you can adjust the fins if you like.

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I have had great luck with wooden decoys that i carve myself

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how long does it take to make one? what type of wood do you use?

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how long it each decoy will take all depends on how particular you are on how you want it to look. The wood that i like to use for carving decoys is pine because it is a soft wood and it is easy to sand and work with

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how long it each decoy will take all depends on how particular you are on how you want it to look. The wood that i like to use for carving decoys is pine because it is a soft wood and it is easy to sand and work with

I agree, it all depends on how detailed you want to get. Anywhere from an hour to over ten hours for me.

I have been using basswood for the last five or six that I have carved. Before that I used cedar, pine, maple and even cherry.

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