A Midwest Flyways Review
We have tried a lot of different decoys over the years, but decided to give AvianX a try this year. We have had a successful season and our decoys were a huge part of that. Check out what’s good and what’s bad with AvianX!
Avian X makes some of the most durable decoy bodies we’ve encountered. One issue for many waterfowlers is constant issues and concerns with decoy scratching, paint chipping, and lots of paint fading. After a full season with these decoys we can assure you they are BUILT TO LAST. We put our decoys through literal hell, and the Avians have withstood it all.
We run into the constant size battle with decoys. Some are small and unrealistic while other times we find decoys that are simply annoyingly large. These Avians are the best representation of the mallards you wish you were shooting all year. Nice, solid, up north mallards. Not to mention, we can’t find a better paint scheme on a hen. Every coy maker focuses on those green heads but often times the hens are overlooked. Not the case here!
We can’t forget about the different packages that these decoys come in. Preening, resting, sleeping, surface feeding, active…no package left behind. Variety can be very effective in amping up the level of realism in your spread.
Our one complaint comes with the decoy holes for rigging. If you Texas rig, they especially poses a small issue. The decoy hols that are on the bottom are left slightly open for more traditional decoy rig in order to adjust depth. As we use Texas rigs this means we had to rig up on the base of the keel. Not a huge deal but just something to note. Nevertheless, one man’s issue is another man’s ideal. In this case those of us using an older style of rigging might love this!
As you can see, our pros list outweighs the cons in dramatic fashion. We are happy that we don’t need to buy new decoys next season and look forward to bringing in more birds with these AvianX Decoys.