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Looking for Scoter Rig
Looking for scoter rig in good shape. Need only the stool really, but will take what you have.
Thanks very much
Bill
http://www.captbillsmith.com
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I make sleds. Ever hunt over sleds? Best dekes for sea ducks.



Nate

http://www.stevebrettell.com
http://www.tidewaterdecoys.com
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I make sleds. Ever hunt over sleds? Best dekes for sea ducks.



Nate

what do they look like? Honestly I've never heard or seen this. checked your site and said "content coming soon".
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I have a rig for sale....
http://duckboats.net.nmsrv.com/...Scoter%20rig;#134393
I'm presently in the process of moving to Arkansas... don't think I will be needing them out there. :)
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Hi Steve,

The site is a work in progress. Getting a page or two done here and there. If you check down in the Carvers Corner, you will find a tutorial I did on making scoter sleds: http://duckboats.net/...apsed;guest=13500342.

I'll get some pics up of finished sleds I have made. I'll be moving the tutorial over to my site soon with some other photos of the process as well.


Best,
Nate

http://www.stevebrettell.com
http://www.tidewaterdecoys.com
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Nate makes GREAT scoter sleds !
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A LOT OF MEMORIES IN A MAN'S STOOL........
Duck hunting without a dog is just shooting
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pretty interesting. I just got into as of late towards the end of the season, old squaws & white winged scoters. So I need to look for some dekes of those.
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The way I describe sleds to folks is like this - Sleds are the attention getters, and full-body decoys are the deal sealers. With sleds, you can pull in scoter and eider from long distance. They show up on the water very well and are quite visible. I would not hunt sea ducks without a set of sleds. Oldsquaw are wary birds, but they usually deke to decoys of their own kind - you could use full bodies or make some Y-boards that are a little bit bigger and will stand out on the water.

I'll have the sled tutorial up on my site today and can work on getting some photos and text of Y-boards up there too.


When I make sleds to sell, I have to charge around $175 for a set of 7 birds. They are labor intensive to paint and assemble. For the cost of materials, you could probably make two sets for around $75 to $100, which would include fir plywood, rough pine for crossboards, glue, paint, screws, filler, etc.



Nate

http://www.stevebrettell.com
http://www.tidewaterdecoys.com
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Nate,
As a kid, sleds were all we gunned over until about thirty years ago. Now looking for individuals birds and will likely make them from lobster buoys this off season.
Thanks
Bill
http://www.captbillsmith.com
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Capt.
Saw some scoter and old squaw deeks on ebay this a.m.
Bill.
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Thanks.I'll check it now.....
http://www.captbillsmith.com