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June 2, 2016 Comments (0) Duck Hunting

Making Your Own Jerk String!

Simple And Easy Way To Make Your Own Jerk String!

Ducks are attracted to the natural movement on the water.  All birds make little ripples while they are swimming around.  So to do this you need a jerk string attached to your decoys.

Jerk strings are one of the oldest forms of making movement in your duck spreads.

The supplies that you will need are minimal and super affordable:

  • a decoy line- dark coloured braided nylon rope- approximately 100 ft
  • bungee cord
  • snap swivel
  • an anchor- Can be anything heavy that you can attach a line to.

rope for your jerk string

bungee for jerk string


swivel for the jerk string

Now the process of assembly:

Connect one end of the bungee cord to the anchor and the other end to the decoy line. The bungee cord stretches when you pull the line and goes back to bring the decoys back to their original position, creating movement and ripples.

Figure out how close your blind is to your first decoy in the spread. That’s where you want to attach the first snap swivel on the jerk string. Space the other swivels at sections of your choice. Waterfowl hunters usually space them three to ten feet apart. Attach the swivels to the keel of each decoy, this helps keep the line from getting twisted and tangled.

So hopefully this will give you a inexpensive way to keep things moving.

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