Reel Wing Decoys Canada Goose Decoy Review:
The Reel Wing Decoys are "kite like" decoys that spin in the air creating a flashing visual. While it is tough to clearly articulate a value with these decoys, it is clear they do create motion and add interest to your standard decoy spread. And, it gives you something to do and other hunters in the area will certainly inquire. Our personal preference is to use flags - as they tend to be more realistic and allow you to stay concealed in your blind (not constantly trying to get the decoy in flight).
The decoy is essentially a kite - made from foam. You have to have a strong, constant wind to keep it in flight - 15-20MPH. If you get the right wind and once the decoy is in flight, you can stake the handle into the ground and leave it unattended. We've kept the decoy up for nearly an hour.
As mentioned, the decoy is made primarily from Styrofoam and fishing line - making this decoy very light and no so durable - you really have to be careful with it.
One thing is for sure, if the conditions are right and you get this in flight, it will attract attention, sometimes positive, sometimes negative. But, it is different and fun - and if it helps pull in a bird or two, you'll have a great story to tell!
Reviewer: - Nick Schwarz
Review Date: - 1/24/2010