The feather decoy comes with a two piece aluminum stick that threads together to make a good solid stick for placing the decoy. The one end has a metal point that aids in placing in the ground for stability and the whole stick is painted in camo. It has a plastic mount that has a snap swivel where the string attaches with the feather. The positive on this decoy is the stick is easy to use, carry and assemble. The drawback that I found was that the string was attached directly to the feather and in a 15 mph wind the feather was spinning so fast it was a blurr at a distance. That was not an issue when tested in a 5 mph wind. I think this could be solved by adding some weight(split shot) to the string when the wind speed is higher.