Sea Duck School: How to Set a Decoy Spread for Divers

The basics for a setting a decoy spread in the salt

For sea ducking off Long Island, Avery pro staffer Kevin Addy typically uses seven dozen decoys rigged on longlines: three lines of scoters, two lines of long-tails, a line of bluebills, a mixed line of buffleheads and assorted divers, plus some single decoys and a floating wing-spinner decoy (like a Mojo Bluebill). “I’d rather set a smaller spread that I can pick up and move quickly if the hunting is slow than grind it out in a bad spot,” Addy says.

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