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jimbeam
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re: Marsh Hunters: Waterfowl Clothing...
I make it a point to wear as little camo as possible. I always laugh at the guys who wear camo pants, camo socks, camo t shirt, camo jacket, camo waders over all that my dad didn’t own camo clothes until like 2005


texag7
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re: Marsh Hunters: Waterfowl Clothing...
Same. I duck hunt in waders and a green Carhartt


bullred84
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re: Marsh Hunters: Waterfowl Clothing...
Luckily I get the discount on Sitka bc I'm not sure I would have initially purchased it without it. But I will say it's my favorite hunting clothing by far. I'm always dealing with grabbing the dogs to bring them back into the boat after a retrieve, and my delta wading jacket has kept me much more dry than anything I had before.


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lv2bowhntAU
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re: Marsh Hunters: Waterfowl Clothing...
Sitka is easy to find just about any time for 40% off. That puts it in the same price range as any other good hunting clothes.Is it a must have? Absolutely not. If you hunt out of shooting houses all the time or only hunt bluebird days I'd save my money. But if you want to be able to hunt when its nasty out or have to walk in a long ways its definitely worth its cost. Especially at 40% off. Then its the same cost as Drake or UA and I can assure you neither of those will keep you as warm or especially as dry as the Sitka stuff does. I've never worn a single Drake jacket that didn't leak in the first season of wearing it. As I've gotten older I value being warm and dry a helluva lot more than I did when I was in my 20's. Now Sitka is worth the cost to me especially when it comes to hunting when its really cold or wet


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hall59tiger
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Sadly Columbia doesnt make any hunting clothes anymore because of stupid hippie crap


That is unfortunate. I saw where they have the Wader Widgeon I for $109 in some places with limited sizes. Rivers west is another inexpensive brand to consider that makes really good gear.


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The Last Coco
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re: Marsh Hunters: Waterfowl Clothing...
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Sadly Columbia doesnt make any hunting clothes anymore because of stupid hippie crap


What are you talking about:

Columbia Hunting Apparel


BorrisMart
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re: Marsh Hunters: Waterfowl Clothing...
I know some old timers that rock that Vietnam camo army jacket and a matching rain coat Pancho if it rains, with blue jeans and hip boots and they seem to kill a lot of ducks. I think your best bet it to buy something relatively cheap and just take care of it. If its waders and your hunting in brackish water def make sure to spray them off every time you get in from hunting, hell even if its fresh water do that and hang them in your closet on a coat hanger to reduce any problems with dry rotting in the off season.


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speckledawg
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re: Marsh Hunters: Waterfowl Clothing...
To be fair that Columbia stuff is mostly crap and casual clothes.


BorrisMart
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To be fair that Columbia stuff is mostly crap and casual clothes.


Yeh, I have a super old Columbia mossy oak jacket I use still but it was made in the late 90s, so they could have gone down hill since then but it has worked fine for me. I guess I am out of the loop with all of the Sitka gear, is that the new "Drake" for trendy camo clothes?


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White Bear
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What are you talking about:
I think the baw is saying Columbia no longer makes the Quad jackets/bibs and shite like that. They made them too good b/c mine from '97 is still keeping me warm, although it usually doesn't get cold enough to use it.


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BorrisMart
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White Bear


What area do y'all usually hunt in NWLA just out of curiosity? Y'all been seeing a good number of birds up that way the past few years? Catahoula Lake down in CenLa hasn't been the same the past decade or so. Sad to see. Hopefully people in La still killing a good amount of ducks.


White Bear
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What area do y'all usually hunt in NWLA just out of curiosity? Y'all been seeing a good number of birds up that way the past few years? Catahoula Lake down in CenLa hasn't been the same the past decade or so. Sad to see. Hopefully people in La still killing a good amount of ducks.
Sheeeeeit.


hall59tiger
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mandeville
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I’ve had 2 Columbia jackets for over 15 years of hunting and they held up as well as any of my buddies clothing. Hell, you could just layer up and get a frog togg shell layer for wet days. There is just no technical advantage for expensive duck hunting clothing in Louisiana. This is coming from a gear head who spends more on fishing tackle than I care to admit.


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BorrisMart
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La
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Wait do you think I am asking you to tell me where you hunt so I can hunt there? lol I was asking because I wasn't aware that area even had good duck hunting. I lived in Shreveport for years and everyone I know up there all typically go to Monroe and the Tensas region to hunt or down to Catahoula Lake. We still kill a lot of birds on CatLake, at least prior to the dam opening and excess rain bringing way too much water, and due to having multiple blinds and being able to scout it out and pick the best for the next day, but there are the surrounding smaller lakes and ponds that many not from the area don't know about. I was speaking on people seeing less largely due to overhunting from people that aren't from the area coming and putting up floating blinds 50 yards away from local's blinds.


White Bear
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I don’t hunt up here.


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BorrisMart
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re: Marsh Hunters: Waterfowl Clothing...
Ahh okay, that was what I was curious about because I didn't think there was a whole lot of places to hunt in that area. I'm sure there are some but I'd never really heard of any.


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StreamsOfWhiskey
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Member since Jun 2013
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re: Marsh Hunters: Waterfowl Clothing...
I’ve been pretty pleased with my gear from Drake.


speckledawg
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Somewhere Salty
Member since Nov 2016
2485 posts

re: Marsh Hunters: Waterfowl Clothing...
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I’ve been pretty pleased with my gear from Drake.


Same. I've got a few drake items that are fine. Reading here, you'd think everything they make is a mesh trash bag.


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SOLA
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re: Marsh Hunters: Waterfowl Clothing...
I love it when it’s 68 degrees and the Sitka boys try to justify the $400 jacket they are wearing because it’s so warm


Tigah D
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Baton Rouge
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re: Marsh Hunters: Waterfowl Clothing...
I’ve worn drake stuff since 2005, and have some great pieces that I can rely on, but even with their top of line shell (Guardian series or something?) I still got damp and ultimately chilly last year on a light rain hunt. It just eventually soaks through and I don’t have time for that with a long boat ride to blind.

Trying a Sitka jacket for this season so we’re going to see, never thought I’d break down for that but damp and chilly is for the birds.


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