jerk chord ?
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By Joeastofriver - 1/7/2014 8:28:23 PM
So I've seen a few videos out there, and I see guys pulling their jerk chords and their decoys are dipping their heads into the water when the line is pulled,(like the ducks are feeding) I was able to achieve this once by mistake, when the line that goes to the bungee got wrapped around the neck of the first decoy on the jerk chord. however this doesn't work for the rest of the decoys on the chord just the first one.....Anyone know how to achieve this effect without multiple weights sunk and strung between decoys?
By BDhunter - 1/9/2014 11:10:27 PM
are you using feeding decoys the one with the bill just above the water that what I think most use. or are you using normal resters and swimmer decoys?
By lew - 8/11/2014 9:43:12 PM
I mainly jerk them just to get some splash and ripples on the water. They will dip if I pull the line really tight. Do you put your decoys on all facing the same direction? Try putting the rear end of the decoy that keep getting wrapped. You could also get some distance between your bungee and the first decoy.
By Alex Hilburn - 8/11/2014 10:29:59 PM
I don't think I'd worry about it, honestly.  The reason for a jerk rope is to add motion on the water for a more realistic look.  Having the decoys on your rope looking like they are feeding isn't going to add any extra realism and help you kill more ducks.

However, I do know what you're talking about!  It does look good.  Clip your decoys to the rope by the hole in the front of the keel and keep the line tight between decoys, and pull the cord fairly hard.  Make sure the birds sight of you is distracted before you do it though.
By JoJer - 8/13/2014 10:13:59 PM
I once bought some old plastic decoys and one of them had a small eye screw screwed into the bottom of the beak, just a little back from the end. There was a string run from the eye screw, down to the regular anchor hole. It appeared this decoy would tip beak down/butt up when yanked.