I have been making grass mat blinds ever since I saw the video on the internet on how to construct them. But I have only used grass. What about cattail reeds? Can you cut them green and will they dry to brown and be useable? I put two or three strands of grass in each twist but can you use just one reed per twist? I get several years out of the grass but how long do the reeds last? Thanks in advance since you may save an old man wasted work.