A lifelike decoy spread is often the key difference between a limit of ducks at the end of the day or going home wanting.
Ducks, by nature, are socially oriented animals. They flock together, fly together, feed together, and rest together. A generation ago, veteran waterfowlers referred to their decoys as blocks. Even with advanced painting and materials, they might as well be blocks if there’s no sign of life to them.
Later came the motion decoy. Spinning-wing decoys became the rage, literally, during the late ’90. Some hunters claimed they were too effective, charging unfair chase practices and overharvest of juvenile ducks. Some states even banned their usage.
Old timers never flinched. When they wanted their blocks to move, they just tied a string to them.
Walking in step with the old guard, Rig ’Em Right Waterfowl introduced the Rig ’Em Right Jerk Rig. The rig includes a miniature folding anchor attached to a length of bungee cord and 100 feet of durable nylon line. The line provides pre-tied swivels for four decoys and allows the duck hunter to give lifelike movement to the entire spread with the pull of a single cord. The rig is easy to deploy and comes with a reusable string winder and two eye bolts for various setup options, all encased in a pocket sized stuff sack.
“Real ducks swim,” said Rig ’Em Right Founder Matthew Cagle, “so we re-built the ultimate decoy motion device. It’s lightweight, compact, easily fits into a coat pocket or blind bag and sets up in minutes.”
Cagle claims he designed the rig to draw ducks “feet down” at close range. His updated twist on the jerk cord concept gives motion for up to four decoys instead of just one or two, and is able to affect an entire spread.
To learn more about the Rig ’Em Right Jerk Rig and other great products, visit their website at www.rigemright.com.