Most Realistic Feeding Mallard Drake Decoy

Posted by Tyler Baskfield on

There are many types of decoys for hunters to choose from when hunting waterfowl, but the feeding motion is the hardest to get right.

The Flashback 2 by Duck Creek Decoy Works offers the most realistic feeding action of any mallard decoys available. Our exclusive, patented motion displays to other passing waterfowl that there is a food source and safety in your decoy spread.

The feeding or dabbling in these mallard decoys is so realistic that birds will not be able to decipher The Flashback from other live-feeding ducks. Regardless of how many duck hunters are using them in your flyway, it will remain effective and even the shy ducks won't be able to resist.

The flash of the black and white patches on the hind end of a drake mallard as it is feeding gives off a strobe effect that can be seen by waterfowl from a long distance. The Flashback 2 has been designed to bring this “flash” to life. The ripples that these motion decoys create are very realistic and visible from a great distance. 

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No other duck decoys move and look like a drake more than the Flashback. These decoys don't only capture the realism but are also extremely durable so they can be used on any hunt.

If you're interested in making a purchase and adding two of these decoys to your spread, click on this link to be taken to the product page.

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Product Details

The decoy, a battery, a dry box for the battery, charger, and one-year warranty are included with the purchase of a Flashback.


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The Flashback is a patented technology, with nothing else like it, which is something to consider when shopping other decoys for the season.

Answers To Common Questions


The Flashback runs on a 12-volt lead-acid battery slightly larger than a box of shotgun shells in size. The Flashback will run more than 25 hours on a fully charged battery meaning you will be able to use the Flashback for several duck hunts before you have to recharge the battery. 


The Flashback has three motions depending upon how the duck hunter wants to use it.

The first is a full dabbling motion where the head falls underwater and the butt end of the decoy is pulled up. The decoys require nine inches of water to perform this motion.

The second motion Flashback can also perform is a surface feeding motion whereby hooking the cord in the notch on the side of the decoy, the head is prevented from moving in a complete circle and “clutches."

This presents a motion and water disturbance very similar to a duck that is feeding or “skimming” on or just below the surface of the water. It will perform the surface feeding motion in about four inches of water.

The third motion keeps the tail end pointed up and constantly moving. This motion is achieved by attaching a steel washer to the magnet on the rotor on the underside of the decoy. Place the cord under the attached washer and secure the cord in the hook on the side of the decoy. This action requires about nine inches of water.


A day in the field ruined by a poorly made piece of equipment is extremely frustrating for hunters. At Duck Creek Decoy Works, we take every possible measure to ensure the motion duck decoys we developed won’t fail you.

We are willing to back up the Flashback with a one-year warranty against defects. The Flashback is made in the USA and we are proud to say that they are assembled and painted by hand here in Colorado by people who are passionate about waterfowl hunting and craftsmanship. (Please see the Warranty Page of this website)


The Flashback is made and designed so well, even when used in the harshest conditions it does not require coddling or special care.

You can treat and transport your Flashbacks like any other decoys, but it may require repainting occasionally. It will be a mainstay in your spread for many hunts to come.


The Flashback was made to handle any conditions one may run across in a duck hunting situation. If the Flashback is used in vegetation that prevents its head from fully rotating, because of its design, not only will it continue to attract ducks with its random motion, it will also never strip motor gears or the shaft. The Flashback will bring many seasons of success.


The cable that acts like a traditional decoy cord is three feet, nine inches long from the decoy to the battery box.