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Offline Colin

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Honker Silhouettes
« on: January 12, 2018, 07:03:28 AM »
Starting to take a look and just wondering what everyone is running? Thoughts on brands, flocking and price welcome.

Real-Geese Pro Series - $175 per dozen
Real-Geese Pro 2 Series - $200 per dozen

Dive Bomb Industries - $70 per dozen
Dive Bomb Industries Flocked - $85 per dozen

Whiterock Flocked Head - $120 per dozen

Big Al's Greater - $86 per dozen

May just pick up a dozen Die Bombs to start just to see the quality.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2018, 07:10:46 AM by Colin »

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Re: Honker Silhouettes
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 07:36:37 AM »
Not sure if outlaws are still around. They were a local company from Washington.

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Re: Honker Silhouettes
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 07:46:26 AM »
I run 3 dozen real geese

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Re: Honker Silhouettes
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 07:58:31 AM »
I bought 4 doz reel geese years ago with limited results.  I really thought they should hunt better than they did, so I actually called and talked to Daryle Wise the maker of reel geese.  He explained to me the way to set them out and asked me to come hunt with him in Yakima to show me the ropes.  (guided payed hunt)  Turned out I was setting them up wrong and after learning how to set out skinney geese (silhouettes) it was game on.  My success skyrocketed and I was rarely out decoyed.  That being said, I put out 4 doz. reel geese, 2 doz shells, and 9 bigfoot decoys.  If I would have learned to be a decent caller, I would have done even better. 

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Re: Honker Silhouettes
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2018, 08:26:21 AM »
I place mine facing different directions and angles and have at least 3 or 4 steps in between them.

@dc any insight you'd be willing to share on how he recommended them to be set up?

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Re: Honker Silhouettes
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2018, 09:05:38 AM »
I've got 4 doz of the Dive Bombs. Bought them cheap, flocked them myself. They are good looking but a bit flimsy. We've broke a few on frozen ground. However at the price point its not that big of a deal. They fill out a spread well if your looking for volume.
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Re: Honker Silhouettes
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2018, 11:51:26 AM »
I've got 4 doz of the Dive Bombs. Bought them cheap, flocked them myself. They are good looking but a bit flimsy. We've broke a few on frozen ground. However at the price point its not that big of a deal. They fill out a spread well if your looking for volume.
I've often heard that combining socks, silhouette  and shells is the best way to use them.  I have hunted over only home made honker ones but we put out 300 easy.

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Re: Honker Silhouettes
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2018, 11:59:35 AM »
I have the Real-Geese Pro - they work well if you dense pack them and even better if you mix in some full body decoys.  They are easy to pack in and out of the field.

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Re: Honker Silhouettes
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2018, 01:02:36 PM »
I don't use them anymore, but I think I have Real Geese and Outlaw silhouettes.  Can be effective when you use a bunch of them.  We used to put out close to 20 dozen of them.
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Re: Honker Silhouettes
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2018, 05:27:18 PM »
I place mine facing different directions and angles and have at least 3 or 4 steps in between them.

@dc any insight you'd be willing to share on how he recommended them to be set up?


The thing I learned was to make sure to set up in all different directions.  As stated above, and about 3 ft apart.  With a spread of 3-4 doz.  it really jumps out at you when you walk in a circle around the spread.    As you walk, decoys are visible, then start to disappear as others start to appear.  It really looks as if geese are moving, so this is what the geese see when they are circling around.  The appearance of moving geese is what they see, and that is good.  the 2 doz. shell decoys I sprinkled around the silhouettes just to fill up some space.   The full bodies I used usually in the area I wanted them to land or there abouts.  As they came in they could not help but look right at the full bodies which looked good with the flocked heads and such.  It was a great combo for me, and yes they are easy to transport.

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Re: Honker Silhouettes
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2018, 04:28:07 PM »
I use 12 doz. Real Geese Pro mixed with a 4 dozen full body flocked. Looks too good. Easy to transport. I put 4 doz. per bag. Easy to carry

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Re: Honker Silhouettes
« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2018, 10:15:42 AM »
Not sure if outlaws are still around. They were a local company from Washington.
  Outlaw is long out of business.

 

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