Commercial decoy anchor cord isn’t expensive, and it’s made tough to resist abrasions and the debilitating effects of gas and oil. A good substitute is 80- to 200-pound-test monofilament fishing line. Braided line is too limp, but heavy mono is rugged and stiff, making it easy to handle in cold weather.
How does a decoy jerk rig work?
Putting It Together Attach one end of the bungee cord to the anchor and attach the other end to the decoy line. The bungee cord stretches when you pull the line and retracts to bring the decoys back to their original position, creating movement and ripples.
How heavy should decoy weights be?
4 oz is plenty if you are going to be hunting in cover: timber, brush, or even rice fields. But in open water I use 6 oz weights or even some 8 oz. Thats because in open water you are going to be carrying your decoys in the boat and not on your back.
What size tarred line for decoys?
I use heavy tarred (black) nylon line (size 48 or 60), which is very strong and will not rot. I use slipknots to tie line to decoy keels and weights. (To keep the line from unraveling and to prevent the knot from slipping, tie a simple overhand knot in both ends of the line before tying the slipknots.)
What can I use for decoy weights?
Egg weights work good… You can also take the long wrap around lead weights, cut em in half, drill a hole on it and turn 1 weight into 2…..
How do you rig decoy weights?
To rig single decoys, simply fasten the line to the weights, and then fasten the line to the decoys, and throw them out. Most decoys have holes in both ends of the keel. I like to tie two out of each dozen in the back hole so all the decoys don’t face in the same direction, adding more variety to the spread.
How does a Texas decoy rig work?
With the system, you use heavy monofilament line instead of traditional Nylon decoy cord, so the lines don’t tangle. Further, loops in the mono let you attach several decoy lines together via a carabiner clip, allowing easy pickup and transport.
What do you need to make a jerk cord?
Simple to make, easy to operate, and downright deadly, a jerk cord can often translate into a heavy duck strap. 1. Your Gear List Here’s what you need: a 1 1⁄2-pound folding grapple anchor; 24 inches of bungee cord, which gives the rig “bounce”; two hose clamps; a 3-inch brass dog-lead clip; 100 feet of p-cord; and three water-keel decoys.
Who is the producer of the jerk cord?
Jim Ronquest, RNT-V producer, explains how to make and use a jerk cord. A jerk cord is one of many tactics used to convince call-shy waterfowl into decoys during late-season hunts.
What kind of line do you use for jerk string?
Use decoy line or a dark-colored braided nylon cord. How much line you will need depends on the distance of your blind to your decoy spread. A good starting length is 100 feet—you can always tie on more line. Your jerk string must be securely anchored to the bottom or you may end up pulling your decoys right into your blind.
What do you need to make a duck decoy?
Here’s what you need: a 1 1⁄2-pound folding grapple anchor; 24 inches of bungee cord, which gives the rig “bounce”; two hose clamps; a 3-inch brass dog-lead clip; 100 feet of p-cord; and three water-keel decoys. 2. How to Rig It Pass one end of the bungee cord through the clip on the grapple anchor, make a loop, and cinch it with a hose clamp.