I'm not sure that my favorite has hit the water yet.... I just finished putting the sealer on 4 new corkers and I think that one of them, a low-head buffie is going to be my favorite.... that is until I get my sleeper redhead cut out. As for those on the water... I have a nice alert pose common goldeneye that I really like.<img src="/images/boards/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle">
An OLD Bluewing Teal Drake carved out of cedar. Carver unknown by a bunch of collectors I have shown it to. Has the initials stylistically carved on the bottom R.F. Classic looking little bird.
The other is a painted blank from a 1973 carvubg show in southern California (PSWA Show) that was painted by an old friend who was sitting next to me while we were competing in the painting contest. Man's name, Bruce Killen (yup, Jim Killen's brother) from Medford, Oregon. Bruce was one of the better caravers back then and was about as crazy as Bobby Sutton, Dick Troon, Buckeye Joe Woster,Ed Snyder, Bill Pitches and a bunch more. Boy, we had a time...
My favorite decoy is called "old one leg". It's a real geese silo and his leg is dangling by a couple threads (it has been for a couple years). I don't know if he brings me any luck...but I always put him on the front line. lol
I usually have a decoy that I buy up at magees in the fall. Then I write what I have shot over it for the season. This year I am trying to carve one. My wife is betting that I will end up buying another. Its fun to have 1 decoy in everytype of spread. Even took it with me to texas. Itstuck out in the snow goose spread. <img src="/images/boards/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" align="absmiddle">