A Bargain of a Decoy

A reader emailed to point out that I failed to note the Flambeaus shown in last week's decoy post are from the company's "Storm Front Premium" line. Flambeau also makes the new "Storm Front Classic" mallards at an opening price point. I regret not including the Classics as a budget-priced option, because they look pretty killer:

classics

At $35 per dozen, they're among the least expensive decoys on the market. They are similar to the Premiums, but 2.5 inches shorter in length and with fewer available head positions. I haven't had a chance to test them yet, but they also appear to have one of the better keels I've seen on a decoy in this price range:

keel

A good keel, of course, means more realistic flotation. Most of the keels on my less expensive decoys are so puny I have to wrap the decoy cord around their bodies rather than the keel, as I prefer. Shouldn't be a problem with the Classics.

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2 Responses to A Bargain of a Decoy

Kyle wrote:
June 25, 2010

I bet Samuel L. calls ducks the same way he talks--LOUDLY!

Samuel L. Duckson wrote:
June 25, 2010

If they were any more real I'd just end up accidentally shooting my decoys.