Foam Decoy: What do you think?

Discussion in 'Decoys & Decoy Carving' started by goosewa, Jun 17, 2005.

  1. goosewa

    goosewa New Member

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Hey Guys,</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I have been saving some Composite Decking Scrap for a couple buddies of mine.&nbsp; </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">One of the deals I made with them for the supply&nbsp;of Decking Scrap (free) was to give me a couple of decoys for my spread.&nbsp; The picture below is one of the decoys that they gave me.&nbsp; </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><IMG alt="" hspace=0 src="http://www.geocities.com/miduckhunter/hooker.jpg" align=baseline border=0></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">The picture does not do this body any justice as the feather detail is awesome.&nbsp; They are made from Urethane Foam but not burlapped, so I am not sure how nice they will stay.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">My buddy is shooting over 12 dozen of these exact decoys which took him over&nbsp;a year to get.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">They are pretty nice don't you think?</P>
     
  2. jmschreck1

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    <P>They'd look better painted (sorry, couln't resist), but they definitely look like they have great potential.<IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/thumb.gif" align=absMiddle border=0></P>
     

  3. goosewa

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Tony,</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Thanks!</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Just curious take a look at the picture below.&nbsp; I bought seven of these decoys about 3 years ago.&nbsp; They are urethane foam, pontoon style with glass eyes.&nbsp; To this day I have found nobody who can tell me who may have done these.&nbsp; Can you help me out and possibly tell me who may have done these?</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px"><IMG alt="" hspace=0 src="http://www.geocities.com/miduckhunter/unknownscaupweb.jpg" align=baseline border=0></P>
     
  4. goosewa

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Tony,</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">They are a little bit shorter and a little bit wider&nbsp;than a #63 Herter's.&nbsp; I can take some measurements when I get home if it helps.</P>
     
  5. TomTschabold

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Those are a TJ Hooker. I'm holding one in my hand now. If I knew how to post a pic I would. There has been a guy showing up at Pt Moulee with some bootleg ones. If you flip it over it should say TJ Hooker in the back bottom by the keel. His decoys look great but they have no weight in the keel and some of the heads he made weigh a ton.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tom</P>
     
  6. goosewa

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Tom,</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I would like to see the picture of that decoy.&nbsp; Can you e-mail it too me?</P>
     
  7. goosewa

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Tony,</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I have two friends that have added some new foamers to their rig.&nbsp; One friend bought Jack Ring's mold and is casting his own.&nbsp; The&nbsp;other has 12 dozen of the one that I posted in&nbsp;my initial post.&nbsp;&nbsp; </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Just on curiousity alone, I am going to call my buddy that&nbsp;gave me this decoy after work.&nbsp; Maybe I am just confused.&nbsp; (Not the first time.)&nbsp; He had mentioned the word Hooker when he gave me the decoy.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I appreciate your input.&nbsp; To this day I have never heard nor seen&nbsp;a Hooker Block.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P>
     
  8. goosewa

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Tom,</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Thanks for the e-mail.&nbsp; I sent you back a reply so you know where to send that picture.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">What you mentioned pretty much sums up the decoys in the second photo (two decoys) I posted.&nbsp; To resolve the problems with heavy heads&nbsp;a previous&nbsp;owner had made pine keels and screwed strap weights to the bottom of the keel.&nbsp; I removed the keels from the decoy body so they would sit better on a shelf.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Thanks.</P>
     
  9. TomTschabold

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Well let see if I can get a picture to post. Here,s that TJ Hooker.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Tom</P>
     
  10. goosewa

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    <P>Tom,</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Thanks for posting the picture.&nbsp; Tony was correct!</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Looks like I have to call the guy that gave me that decoy.&nbsp; I maybe confused....</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I know&nbsp;two friends added&nbsp;decoys to their rigs this year.&nbsp; One being the picture you (and I) posted.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The other&nbsp;decoys were made by Jack Ring who lives in the area.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P>
     
  11. F350

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    <P>The decoys that goosewa pictured together (bluebill and sleeper bluebill) are not TJ Hooker birds.&nbsp; Those are Wild Water Decoys.&nbsp; Hope I could help with some of the confusion.</P>
     
  12. goosewa

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">f350,</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">There was a little confusion which has been straightened out.&nbsp; </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">The single decoy is a Hooker.&nbsp; (Thanks Tom!)</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">You have just answered my question regarding the&nbsp;Bluebill's in the second photos I posted.&nbsp; Thanks.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P>
     
  13. goosewa

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Tony,</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I do not know who is doing the hooker.&nbsp;&nbsp;I do not even know where my friend got them.&nbsp; Family?&nbsp; Coincidence?&nbsp; Who knows....</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Wish<EM>&nbsp;</EM>I could help more.&nbsp; If he is doing them, which I highly&nbsp;doubt,&nbsp;Shame on him... He will lose alot of my respect.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I was lucky&nbsp;to get the one I got which is staying on my shelf next to the Victors, old Herters and the Wild Wings that I have.&nbsp; At least I know that it is and can give the proper credit.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">My other buddy bought&nbsp;Jack Ring's molds.&nbsp; I am trying to get a picture&nbsp;&nbsp;so I can show you&nbsp;one.&nbsp; His decoys are nice too.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Check your PM's by the way.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P>