Few hunting products have been more successful, influential — and controversial — than the spinner. This week, we’re sitting down with Realtree’s Brian Lovett, long-time author of The Duck Blog, for his take on the topic. You’ll hear Brian’s tales of his early days in the field with the decoy, when he says it was nothing short of a “magic bullet,” as well as his opinions on the spinner’s place in today’s decoy spreads.
Like many, Lovett doesn’t think spinners work as well as they once did, but he’s still in tune with the controversy. This is a guy who’s traveled the country chasing ducks, and has hunted everything from the Prairie Potholes to big-water divers from a layout boat to Arkansas green timber. His opinion carries weight, and it’s a great discussion.
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Realtree waterfowl editor Brian Lovett has been an obsessive duck and goose hunter for more than 30 years, chasing his passion on the Dakota prairies and the marshes and open water of his home state of Wisconsin. He's been a writer and editor in the outdoors industry since 1991.