Wanted to introduce myself and see if anyone had any knowledge of scissor rigs or of anyone who would be willing to build one for a fee. Been wanting to build one just needed some guidance and had a few questions. Thanks
Duckman, I am an old guy with a new passion. I need somebody capable of building me a scissors blind or to give me some directions. I want to have one for the Summer so I can play with it when the weather is warm and the seas are calm. Can anybody give me some direction? Thanks.
Yo Duckman, I may have found somebody to build a scissors rig in the Manteo area. A local boatbuilder. Will meet with him in the near future. I will let you know. Anybody hear that these things may be outlawed in Hyde County?
[quote="3buoys"]Yo Duckman, I may have found somebody to build a scissors rig in the Manteo area. A local boatbuilder. Will meet with him in the near future. I will let you know. Anybody hear that these things may be outlawed in Hyde County?[/quote]
Rediculous...Although I did hear they may limit the number of shotgun shells U can Have...C how easy it is
I think ya'll might have your blinds mixed up? A scissor rig is an old school blind made of Juniper 3" x 6" x (length of your skiff) boards. Two down one side and one in the front.... hinged together with wooden dowels. Basically, a rectangle with an open end. The 3" x 6" x 18' Juniper boards would have 1" holes drilled in them every 6" or so to hold pine sapplings or myrtle brush. The rig is carried on the gunwhales of the skiff to the hunting site. Two men drop the rig in the water, to which an anchor is attached to the front of the rig to hold, and bush it up with your sapplings. Some rigs had a wrap around end piece that came together behind the outboard for coverage in the back.
I think the rig some folks refer to a scissor rig is simply a generic pop-up blind which can be bought or home made.
For it is in the woods, marsh, and field that Retreivers make thier own legends.... and become our hero's!
Buoys, that sounds awesome. Please keep me updated on that if you wouldn't mind. I would really like to do this. If you get some good info from your guy please let me know, send me a pm if you get any word. Also, on the Hyde county issue I talked to one guy in Hyde while I was there who had been using his down there and in other areas. So I hope that isn't an issue but I'll def. look in to that as well.
Like the dude said, you need a large enough boat to haul it all...Just the "sapplings" although lightweight, take up a large area...I, too, remember old scool scissors as decribed but using downed pine trees and anchored in place with an old engine block.
Hey. I know nobody but me is thinkin' of duck hunts on a 95 degree day, but I have finally figured out my scissors blind stuff. The bottom line is, my 20 foot grizzlie tracker was too small and light for the true scissors blind. I have hunted out of Currituck on a 23 foot Parker, which handled the Juniper well. I bought the pop ups for each side for mud buddy, and had a boatbuilder in Wanchese add to it so that the stern and bow are now completely covered, too. The material is lite weight, and easy to assemble by myself if I need to. I can get pictures and any names to anybody who would like. By the way, when does NC announce the early woodie and teal season? 3buoys
Hey I have a 20 foot carolina skiff that i would like to put a scissor rig on. Does anyone know if that boat is big enough. what is the difference in using a 2x4 instead of a 2x6. I am guessing that a 2x4 would not support the limbs as well. I hunted out of one and he used 2x6's and have a general idea on how to build it. but I think he used poplar wood. I have seen where some people even use foam in between 1x6's. thanks for any help