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Calls locking up...

Postby Bullfrog26692 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:32 pm

Can anyone recommend a call that doesn't lock up in the field...I have tried a lot of different calls, I mean a whole bunch, but I haven't put them all through the field. I went hunting in the rain this weekend and was pretty disappointed with my RNT's. I usually use an open water and a timber. Believe it or not my Toxic NBD2 pulled its weight in the field and was pulling the mallards pretty good. What about Echo calls?
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Re: Calls locking up...

Postby The Duck Hammer » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:55 pm

All calls stick. Hunting in the rain doesn't affect whether or not your call is sticking. I would hazard to guess you spit a lot when you call and that's what's doing it.
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Re: Calls locking up...

Postby Rhock19 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:07 pm

spray your reeds with rustoleum never wet. been dying to try it!

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Re: Calls locking up...

Postby mayhem96 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:19 pm

It is spit causing your calls to stick. All calls have/will stick like Hammer said. Try to keep the tip of your tongue behind the bottom row of your teeth and gate the note with the middle part of your tongue as opposed to gating it with the tip which pushes spit into the call...clear as mud :beer: :beer:
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Re: Calls locking up...

Postby mgerlach » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:46 pm

I have calls from about every well known company and the only ones that don't stick on me are lares calls. u see some call makers put there call in water then shake it out and blow it and doesn't stick. I guarantee if they done that with spit it would stick.
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Re: Calls locking up...

Postby callinfowl » Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:40 am

They don't call them Stick-in-tones for nothing ! :lol3:
Some guys just can't run them. :yes:
Try lemon pledge on the reeds it works for my Bro in-law. :yes:
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Re: Calls locking up...

Postby Cliner » Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:56 pm

Like others said, you're probably spitty. I am very spitty when I call, even though I have my tongue anchored to the back of my bottom teeth when operating it. I can stick any call out there. I've stuck all of them from Lares to the "spit proof" Zink ATM. Some people just produce more saliva than others. Everyone spits a little into the call, but proper air presentation goes a long way. My mechanics are fine, I just produce a lot of saliva. I wish I didn't, but you can't change it. I've seen some incredible callers that spit like crazy (I'm not one of those incredible callers).
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Re: Calls locking up...

Postby Tipsntails7 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:20 pm

It will happen to everyone, some more than others. Keep a dollar bill in your pocket, run it between the reed and the time board and goo as new. I do this whenever it gets slow, especially when it's cold enough to freeze your spit in the call.
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Re: Calls locking up...

Postby Anoldhuntersc » Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:02 pm

Seems all calls will stick sometime. Have found that if learn to blow through it. Doesn't matter to ducks. They make all kids of sounds. Found it seems its the break or stop in calling that matters. Just how I handle it.
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Re: Calls locking up...

Postby drew_timothy » Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:07 pm

Ive had good luck with buck gardner spit tech calls. I keep a spitfire on my lanyard simply because thats the one call that hasnt stuck on me. My echo has been pretty good too. Ive tried RNT, DRC, Zink, and Foiles and theyve all stuck. I put rain-x on my rnt original's reed and that seemed to help, but then i noticed a bit more spit coming out the insert of the call. But hey, didnt stick up as much, so ill call that a win
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Re: Calls locking up...

Postby rookielabtrainer » Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:05 pm

Swipe a piece of 80 grit down the tone board, change cork and reed at least twice in the season, keep calls tucked inside coat when not in use, your first sound should always be a grunty nasty raspy hen mallard quack, always let calls air out after hunt, only run a SINGLE reed, and stop spittin.


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Re: Calls locking up...

Postby goosehunter64 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:21 pm

Learn to cut of the notes with the middle of your tongue, instead of the tip..
It will cut way down on the spit going into your call...
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Re: Calls locking up...

Postby thedeadone » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:06 am

another thing you can do to help is place the call on your lanyard so it hangs vertically. this allows the spit to run and not pool up.
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Re: Calls locking up...

Postby Gunnysway » Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:35 am

Do not sand your tone board.

Calls stick... all of 'em.
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Re: Calls locking up...

Postby rookielabtrainer » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:34 pm

Gunnysway wrote:Do not sand your tone board.

Calls stick... all of 'em.



Why, have u tried it on an acrylic call

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Re: Calls locking up...

Postby nearicefarmer » Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:03 pm

Archangel from C&S.. Ive yet to stick mine. I've owned a lot of calls and they all stick on me. Some worse than others but not the angel! The sound is pure duck.
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Re: Calls locking up...

Postby Greenhead Rocker » Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:15 pm

This may sound odd, but one thing I've found is that what you're drinking before and during the hunt can cause the problem to be worse. Cokes are some of the worst. They cause the saliva to be "extra sticky" and this WILL affect your call. Water and or flavored waters have helped me out tremendously. I will say this, I've never been able to master the technique of calling with the middle of my tongue. I learned how to call using the tip of my tongue and just can't get comfortable with the other method. I've not found that calling with the tip has been a problem for me, though. Sticking has never been a major issue for me, unless I was drinking a soft drink. I quit drinking them a few years ago and very seldom have problems now.
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