RedHead PVC Decoy Cord
Worst Duck Decoy Line Ever
Strung 4 dozen duck decoys with RedHead Decoy Cord and lead weights at the beginning of the first Duck split in Texas beginning Nov. 1, 2014. Within 3 weeks after a couple of cold fronts passed through Lissie, Texas I arrived one morning to find 30 duck decoys with broken RedHead PVC Decoy Cord on the rice ponds bank. This stuff will not hold up in COLD WEATHER. I had to replace all the lead weights which costs$30. Bottom line is, this IMITATION decoy line, will costs you dollars and a disaster duck hunt.
December 9, 2014
Line breaks too easily.
This stuff might be fine in warm weather but as soon as it gets cold forget about it. I had 4 Dakota goose decoys disappear out of my spread never to be seen again on Lake Huron last weekend of the line breaking even where no knots were present. Do yourself a favor and buy the braid or paracord.
December 10, 2013
Breaks too easily
I have used this product for 4 seasons now. I am in the process of switching out all decoys rigged with this line. It breaks too easly. When the cord is repeatedly wraped around the keel on a decoy, the sharp edge of the keel starts to cut into the cord. Another disadvantage is that trying to insert the line in the cutout notch in the keel (used to shorten the amount of line out) it has a tendency to cut the cord, or at least slice deeply into the cord - later it will break. I have lost too many weights to these issues.
I do like the fact it won't freeze and it stretches, but that is also a detriment.
Lastly, one should use th crimps to secure the line. Disadvantage is additional cost and the crimps have been known to slip off it crimped too lightly or cut the line if crimped too severly.
If one should choose to use this product with crimps, couble loop the cord thru the eyelet. Repeated rocking of the decoy in the water will eventually cut into the cord weakening it to the point that it will break when pulling up the weight.
November 21, 2013
nice decoy line
I received as a gift and used it for the dropper lines and main lines for gang rigging diver decoys. I had no problem with it in freezing weather hauling it up attached to 5lb anchors. The only problems I did have with line breakage was where I crimped the lines way to tight. They really don't need to be that tight, a pair of small pliers is plenty.
October 17, 2013