DIY Duck Blind
There are lots of ways to hide in the marsh. Some folks have published their red-neck engineering for others to incorporate their own ingenuity as needed. Here is what I've found so far.
Patent Drawing: The axle is biased against rotation in one direction, typically with surgical tubing or a spring. It is also provided with a pull cord that is attached to the axle. When the tension on the pull cord is released. This will rewind the string around the axle, readying the decoy for another pull.
Patent US6665975 - Motion decoy
Texas Rig: You take a length (36-48 inches) of 400 pound mono, two crimps, a swivel, and a weight, and you assemble them as you see above. Crimp the weight to one end. Take the other end, and pass it through the swivel, which is connected to the decoy. After it is through, you make a double loop and crimp it tight.
texas rigs | David Denies
floating shell by zip-tying pipe insulation to decoy
Goose shells to floaters : Goose Decoy Forum
Stormdrane's Blog: September 2010
Paracord duck call lanyard. Holds 3 calls but can be expanded to hold more without taking it apart.
Camoflaged kayak or canoe
Secrets of Digital Bird Photography
And NOW from our “Yes, Martha, that IS a bird dog on a camouflaged sup board” Dept.! Our western Virginia maxed out sup progresser buddy Luke Hopkins reports: I manufactured a sup board for fishing and waterfowl hunting … that’s right a board built for the primal hunter and gatherer in all of us… the board is the Stride Airlite BC – “BC” for “blast and cast”… Camo Paddleboard, Ducks Hunting, Paddleboarding Fishing, Birds Dogs, Girly Stuff, Bird Dogs, Doors Obsession, Ducks Blinds, Boards Built
A sup board built camoed-up for the hunter and fisherman… the board is the Stride Airlite BC