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AL-IA
08-04-2002, 06:08 AM
I am looking at purchasing a spinning wing decoy for this up comming duck season. I would like to hear the positves and negatives about the differant brands out there and which one's you guys use. I am looking at the "Mo-Jo" Mallard currently. Any responses are greatly appreciated...Thanks AL-IA

Xtremefowler
08-04-2002, 08:45 AM
Get the Mojo you won't be dissapointed. I have a flambeau skyscraper and a buddy I hunt wiht has a Mojo and they both have quiet direct drive motors but the wings on the mojo go on alot easier and make setting up in the dark a little easier. Just my opinion hope this helps.

Brokenbucket
08-15-2002, 10:49 AM
The Mojo-floater/spinner adds another look to the spread than the pole mounted spinners. Can be anchored in deeper water and always faces into the wind. Causes ripples that help attract flight birds as well as adds movement to the decoys close to the floater/spinner.
The G&H plastic anchors filled with lead shot and sand is a geat choice for the Floater/spinner decoys.
When set up with a pole mounted decoy, the birds landed closer to the floater about 75% of the time and have had no flare-offs.
Go with the Mojo-Mallard decoy....

NWMOhunter
08-15-2002, 02:53 PM
This has been talked about before, but I'll say it again. Go with the Mojo! I used the Mojo last year and was not depressed! I tried to find a hard case to carry it in and the one that Flambeau sells (that fits the Skyscraper) won't fit the Mojo cause the Mojo is too big. Macks has a hard box for like $20 or $25 that will fit the Mojo and is awesome.

I did have some trouble with the wings making noise so I called the company. I talked to a guy in the factory and he told me to use masking tape as like a gasket which worked awesome and quited the wings. Plus he told me that the small end of the pole can be used to tighten and loosen the thumbscrews for the wings.

Buy extra screws and stuff before you take it out. It will happen (just like it did to me) you will drop one in the water and having a back-up is a must.

I'm not sure if the others will do it, but on the Mojo you can change the angle of the wings to exagerate the motion even more. Plus I'd say the equipment for the Mojo is better and with the bigger body I'd say it is a no brainer!!!

WingSetter
08-16-2002, 05:45 PM
I haven't hunted with the Mo-Jo but I would suggest getting a motion decoy that gives you options. Last fall on the Missippi during the week I used a wingers (I use WonderDucks) On the weekends they get really spooky and there are motion decoys every quarter mile or so I pulled off my Wings and put on Paddles. I can get great water movement and that sometimes has worked better then the Wings. Good luck with any choice you make.

cookie16
08-21-2002, 11:53 AM
I have hunted over a mojo mallard and it works great the guy i hunted with took the battery off and put a bigger one on it runs all day. I have a flambeau sky scraper and I like the mojo mallard better. just my .02

buckduck
08-22-2002, 07:13 AM
Which ever you get make sure it`s a direct drive.I have one moyo and two lucky ducks.There both good but I preper the lucky ducks.I lost a wing off the mojo.It was expensive to replace.Same thing happen on one of the lucky ducks.Didn`t cost me a arm and leg to replace it.The feet are better on the mojo.You can`t go wrong either way.

BeenGoosed2
08-22-2002, 08:26 AM
Anyone ever try the Equalizer from Herters --- or is this deke new to the market. I just saw it in the new Cabela's catalog --- it looks like a Lucky duck to me, but less expensive?

BeenGoosed2
08-22-2002, 03:50 PM
I just answered my question --- they are the same decoy. You have to buy the remot with the Herter's deke, but that is cheaper than the Lucky Duck deke and remote combo.

snuffy
08-23-2002, 07:53 PM
I use the Wonder duck products. They are direct drive, quiet, and you never haver to worry about whether you charged the battery. 1 D cell battery will work for 12 to 18 hours depending on the temp up here in Idaho.

The floater with the wings to make splashes and ripples is the best I have found.

One little secrete I will let you in on the floater when it is below zero, spray the wings with dry(not wet) silicone before you leave home. The Ice won't build up as fast and when it does it is easy to remove. rember Silicone won't attract the dirt like WD-40 and ruin your wings,.

Also give the shafts a shot or 2 of silcone and they will spin to your hearts conten.

Wonder Duck is the only way to go. In 40 days of hunting last year I used to bricks of Batterys that you can get on sale at Wlly mart or Sams. Plus they are a lot cheaper deke to buy and the parts and replacement wings are cheap and easy to get. <img border="0" alt="[InComing]" title="" src="graemlins/InComing.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Da-Bull]" title="" src="graemlins/Da-Bull.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Todd]" title="" src="graemlins/Todd.gif" />

Brett Neffendorf
08-25-2002, 07:55 AM
MOJO mallard is the best one to get. I have a fatal de ducktion robo decoy. Its alright but the back on it keeps flipping up because it didnt come with something to hold it down and the wings busted easily and the pole was not good. But i have fixed it up a little to my own specifications. I love the feeding shimmer decoys.

CookedGoose
01-14-2003, 07:55 PM
I have a MOJO mallard and I have seen just about every other mojo on the market(my buddies each have different ones including skyscraper, mojo jr,roboduck, rotoduck, magicduck, luckyduck) Needless to say, my buddies all have robo ducks in one shape or another. The MOJO's wings are excellent. The only problem I have ran into is dropping the screws in the marsh while trying to put the wings on. Always carry an extra pack of screws for both the pole and wings if you buy one. The aluminum wings and direct drive motor is the best aspect of the MOJO in my opinion. But, if you are going to go brand MOJO dont get a mojo jr. they dont have metal wings(they are cardboard). They look good but in my opinion if your going to do something, do it right and get the best out there. In the magazine they say the battery lasts for around 6 hours I beleive, but infact the battery lasts for around 12 or so. Dont worry about buying the bigget battery because the one that comes with it will work just great. You might want to invest in a remote for when the birds get wary and smart. GO MOJO!

Gander Bander
01-16-2003, 01:13 PM
MOJO most definately!
I have hunted over the Lucky Duck and continually had problems with the wing nuts coming loose at the feet because of excessive vibration! Even after nearly stripping them from overtightening.I Now have the Mojo and the only complaint that I had was the wings made a noise that came from where wing contacts the spinning bar it mounts to. Fixed this with only a very thin bead of clear silicone between the two parts. No more noise! I don't change the angle so no big deal. The tape idea may work too and allow easier wing angle changes. The feet look more natural in my opinion. Mojo all the way!!!!!!

For what it's worth,
GB