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A buddy of mine has some silos and he says that they work great. I have never tried them because they just don't make any sense to me. Why the hell would you want to put out a 2D decoy when you can put out 3D decoys like BF's and shells. Does it really help to have those silos out? Does it make a difference or not? I'm just curious to see what you guys think. Thanks.
 

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They work extremely well! If we Don't mix them with shells and full bodies, 9 out of 10 times they'll Land in the Silo's! Due to the 2D nature they provide movement in the spread, as the birds work around the spread, the decoys disappear and re-appear. When they're ready to land there's more Space between the boards. We use about 11 differant poses.
Won't leave home without'em!
 

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Another thing that is nice about the silos is that you can buy them at a cheaper price, when we use 40 to 50 dozen dekes down here in texas it would get very costly in a hurry to have that many dekes. The only time the silos are not extrememly effective is when they are flying right over you but if you have a big enough spread they will always see some dekes.
 

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Well I might get a dozen or so to try them out. We hunt on an dirt island in the middle of this small lake and we usually put out about 6 - 10 doz. decoys. It seems to work most of the time but I'm always looking for that extra edge. Thanks.
 

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Another question: which to buy? I havent realy looked yet but christmas is coming.
 

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the way that we do it is got some silo's from a buddy of mine and then just traced them out on 1/4" luann and cut them out with a router, it is definitely alot cheaper than buying all of them. Just painting them black and white will suffice, as i have killed many birds with the black and white silo's
 

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What kind of material did you use? I thought about doing that with cardboard but we all know what happens to cardboard when it mixes with water.
 

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Luan is the way to go! we use 13 differant poses. Trace pattern on one board then screw 6 boards together and cut on a band saw. We use metal stakes so they don't bend when the ground gets cold. We paint them black brown and kakhi with white. Get the camo paint from Walmart!
 

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LUAN is plywood, but I have had better luck making them out of corrugated plastic, its just like carboard but doesnt rot, easy to cut, and very lightweight, you can carry alot more of them than the heavy plywood.

If you search back a little bit you should be able to find a couple of old posts detailing instructions on how to make them.

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goosehuntinman said:
LUAN is plywood, but I have had better luck making them out of corrugated plastic,
Where are you getting the corrugated plastic at?
 

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I had been getting mine from a gas station,, they were the advertising signs for coke or pepsi, just amke sure you sand them before painting them.
look back thru the old posts, i had posted exactly how i had been making them on a silo thread.

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