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    Does anyone believe there's a need for a new waterfowling camo pattern? If so, what do you think works or doesn't work? Do you think the camo should be contrast and confuse or photorealism. What do you like and dislike? Realtree, Mossy Oak, Optifade?
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    I just find a pattern that blends in with the area I'm hunting. The three I've found that work best in AK are Max-4, KW-1, and Duck Blind. Mossy Oak just released their new Shadow Grass Blades pattern that looks really good, but I haven't seen it anywhere yet (too new I guess). Personally I like 3D camo. I wear a ghillie suit top while I hunt in the reeds. I've had birds try to land next to me as I was out in the decoy spread with it on. In an area where you can't really build a blind, it works wonders.
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    Did you make the gille or buy it

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    bought it from cabelas
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    I know concealment is important but...... I've been hunting numerous times with just the camo I have (not a waterfowl pattern) and killed plenty of birds. I think being hidden in the reeds does much more for me than my camo. If I was hunting an open field that may be a different story. So a new fancy pattern probably wouldn't do much for me.
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    The best I've found lately is a company/pattern called "made to deceive" a lot like the old shadow grass pattern...works good up here...

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    in allot of the deltas and marshes up here, what has worked for many of us is the KW1 and Blades, and Shawdow grass in that order. Last year I know a few that bought the KW1 and they disappeared in the marsh grass. Even early it blends in great. Not many use blinds. They mostly hunt from boats where I hunt and the others just tuck down in the weeds on marsh seats or get on a muskrat mound.

    The other pattererns, Sitka, MAX4 etc tend to be a little dark. All that said, the biggest thing to remember is keep the face covered or wait until the last min to expose yourself. Birds are looking down into your boat, blind etc. so keep it simple and stay still, keep yourself and buddies with less experience motionless while birds are working. Have one person do the observing, giving clock position and distance of birds working to alleviate 2-4 bright faces, glasses etc watching birds.

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