Every year there are many posts asking people for long line ideas. I had been meaning to take some pics of how we do it for reference, so while cleaning up the outbuilding last night I snapped a few as I put stuff away from the fall. Im sure everyone does this different, but this is how we do it and maybe when guys have questions they might find something here that they can apply. We primarily run super mag burlapped decoys. These do not suit being bagged since they are heavy and take up a lot of space. In addition, we dont bag because, at least for us, it is quicker picking up and setting out if we do not bag. What we do is leave them attached to the long lines and stack them down the side of the boat. After each row is full, we put down burlap over it and proceed to stack the next row on top of the first. This doesnt work so well with any decoy smaller than a super mag since they will want to fall off the stack. On each end of the long line we run a 10lb lead pyramid weight. Most grab per pound IMO. For the long line itself, we run 5/16 braid. Now even with the large commercial fishing clips, the 5/16 braid will barely fit into the clip. Once you get them set, they definitely will not move. The advantage to the 5/16 is that it is very easy to handle, pull on and it doesnt tangle. Droppers are very stiff diamond braid 3/16". Stiff enough that it does not easily bend, hence it doesnt tangle. Long line anchors attached to long line with just a ring so they can be removed at end of season. No swivel since the pyramids do not roll and the droppers have swivels on each end. Decoys hooked up. For stacking decoys, we set the anchor down at one end of the boat and coil the line up next to it until we get to a decoy. Once at a decoy, tuck the mainline and dropper underneath the decoy and set the decoy on it. We run around 6 in between decoys, so the next 6 of long line goes next to the decoy you just sat down. Once you get to the next decoy, set the decoy on the 6 of line you just put on the floor of the boat tucking the dropper under the decoy. Repeat until you reach the end of the line. Once at the end of the line pile the rest of the line up next to the last decoy and set the anchor down next to it. For the next line, put burlap over the first row of decoys and stack the 2nd line on top of the first. The burlap will keep the lines from tangling. On my old boat you could go up to 4 rows high. On putting out, pick up the anchor from the top row of decoys and just heave it. We then back downwind as we feed the long line out. Once at the first decoy, just pick it up by the bill and chuck it into the water, at that point the rope under that decoy will follow the decoy out without having to mess with it. Pick up the next decoy and repeat. When at the end of the line, pull tight before dropping the other ends anchor. Take off the burlap and repeat. You can fly doing this because for the most part you never need to touch the rope, just pick the decoy up and throw it as the driver backs you down. Amazingly fast. Bad pic since everything is covered in snow from the last weekend snow storm. Easy to take apart and store for the winter On a side note, here is how I run the layout anchor, the other guys keep the float inline. I run a crab float line right off the layout anchor and then run a separate anchor line to the layout. When picking up, I can just motor near the float, snag it with the boat hook and then can bring the layout to me, versus having to get close to the layout. Then when dragging the layout to me, you already have the back coming in toward you and can use the anchor bridle to lift the back of the layout up and in. A lot of this came from how Cuz set his boat up. Maybe some other guys, can outline how they are rigged, also. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!