Avian-X LCD (Lifelike Collapsible Decoy) Jake Turkey Decoy
This is an unbelievably realistic decoy. I bought both the jake and the hen and am very happy with how both of them look. I thought they looked very real online and now that I have them out of the box i found that the online pictures are nothing compared to in person. The paint job is unbelievable and the rubber is very thick and am not worried about it ever getting a hole in it.
Now to get to what i didnt like about it and why it got docked a star. First of all it is very had to inflate the decoy. it comes with the same kind of air tube as a tire would but without a metal end. I tried to use a small hand pump to fill it but the rubber is not strong enough to screw anything onto the treads. The second thing i didnt like about it was that the decoy is so heavy on the tail end that you have to strategically place your stake in a certain way to have it facing the direction you want. other than that I am very happy with both my decoys and cant wait to see how the toms like them.
March 21, 2012
Avian-X LCD Decs
I own the Jake and the Feeder Hen. The realism of form, texture and paint is as close to stuffed bird as I believe you can get in a fake. The material from which they are made feels more like a football than an inflatable raft. Comes with a handy pack sack that protects the finish, which seems very durable I might add. I leave mine fully inflated and use the sack's shoulder strap to get mobile. The heavy carbon stakes are great, but you might want to carry a starter punch for hard ground (like logging roads.) I have harvested Toms within 5 yards of these decs after they have hung out close for minutes. Superb realism!
May 14, 2012
Worth the extra $ Incredibly lifelike
I've got both the Jake and lookout hen from Avian-X and I must say that until you get one of these in your hands, you can't appreciate just how realistic these decoys are. Hands down, there is no comparison to any other plastic or foam decoy. Much cheaper than a real stuffed/taxidermy decoy, but look just as good. Paint does not chip or rub off. These things are made out the same rubber material as those playground kickballs that we all grew up with. If you are on the fence about getting one of these, do not hesitate. Best on the market. I will use no other. Oh, and they are self sealing in case that old tom will not back off of your set and your shot peppers your decoys.
April 6, 2012
The most realistic decoys I never have, look alive. I went outside and put it on the snow under a tree in front of my house and it was pretty funny to see the neighborhood and the people in their car watching at my decoys. I think that Avian X is the best decoys maker in the industries.
The only thing that may need to be adjust is the valve to inflate the Jake the bottom is to hard and the valve is to short and I buy the strutter and don't have this trouble with him but it doesn't matter because I am so impress about the details and the realism that the rest is easy to forget.
December 31, 2013