Once in a great while you can come up with a pattern you like the very first time, but frankly, chances are not in your favor. We’ve been there. We developed our patterns over the years and offer them so that you can get started right away rather than having to go through the process of developing your own. Decoys made from these patterns work, in the field and in competition.
This pattern is for a cork bodied hunting decoy, though it can certainly be used for a wooden bodied one, and whether yours is to be hollowed out and fitted with a ballast keel is entirely up to you. Anatomy is the key. Once you have that right you've cleared the biggest hurdle to producing a good decoy. Like so many of our others, this pattern is included in a kit of the same name.