In Full Plume: Must-Have Waterfowl Decoys

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posted on December 31, 2014

Mojo Mama Jama
Combining two types of movement, the classic Mojo spinning-wing action with theon-the-water sound and motion of live ducks, this new floating attractor brings their eyes to your spread. The ripples and V-wake produced by the Mama Jama will have them cupped and committed. Runs for 6-8 hours on a 12-volt rechargeable battery.
MSRP: $119.

Hard Core Gadwall
Because the gray duck can be found hanging out with just about every species from mallards to bluebills, these new floaters should be a welcome addition to your spread. This six-pack of three active drakes and three active hens is covered with Hard Core's ultra-durable ArmorCoat paint scheme, and looks like the real thing; exclusive WhaleTail keels keep them moving like the real thing.
MSRP: $69.

Coastal Decoys from L.L. Bean
Not just working blocks, these wood duck decoys are works of art, handcrafted and hand-painted since 1936. Made in Canada from high-density, compressed cork, not only do they ride extremely well in rough or calm waters, but they'll handle steel shot like they were made of the stuff. And like the corkers of your grandfather, these beauties will last for generations. Multiple species available.
MSRP: $79 each.

Mojo Swimmer
Like the name implies, this mallard drake will swim through your spread like its feathered inspiration, creating motion and wake to attract the wariest of birds. Working off a 6-volt rechargeable battery, dual jet pumps push at intervals of 4 seconds on and 10 seconds off, and will run for 6-8 hours.
MSRP: $99.

Avery GHG Pro Grade Pintails
The pintail is one of the best looking ducks in the marsh, so it makes sense that these are some of the best looking decoys we have ever seen. It doesn't hurt that they sport true-to-life paint schemes and multiple realistic body postures, too. GHG's weighted 60/40 keel keeps weight in the front for a natural-looking ride. A six-pack includes one high-head drake, two relaxed drakes (shown), one surface feeder drake, one content hen, and one surface feeder hen.
MSRP: $75.

Primos Final Approach HD Canvasback
Cut into the king of diving ducks by first bringing them to your spread with these amazingly detailed floaters. Weighted keels ride even the biggest open-water waves, and the one-piece design will handle the rigors of long-line spreads. Just be sure to aim above these blocks as the cans come screaming in low on the water—these deks look too good to sink. Six-pack includes four drakes and two hens.
MSRP: $99.

Flambeau Storm Front Widgeon
Based on a carving by world-champion carver Tom Christie, these widgeon floaters are as realistic as they get. And because ducks can see in the UV light spectrum, Flambeau's UVision paint technology replicates the UV reflection of live ducks. Its keel design is weighted with multiple tie points for varied conditions. Get all the high-end features you want in a decoy, at a price that'll leave room for shells. Six-pack includes four drakes and two hens.
MSRP: $58.

Cabela's Northern Flight Oversized Green-Wing Teal
These larger-than-life decoys will catch a duck's eye from afar. Still, their compact size makes them a great option for easily adding numbers and variety to any spread. Durable bodies, weighted keels and long-lasting detailed paint schemes are some of the best in the industry. Six-pack includes four drakes and two hens. MSRP: $50.

Cabela's Northern Flight Dig Rigs Decoy Weights
This "Texas style," sliding anchor weight system makes deployment and retrieval a simple—and dryer—task. The pyramid weight won't slip on the bottom and strong monofilament line and brass swivels won't tangle. Available in 4-, 8-, and 12-ounce; 12 per pack.
MSRP: $25-$35.

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