cluckmeister wrote:Just call me old and set in my ways, but I kill all the ducks I want using an Olt 66 and a whistle. Those high dollar calls are pretty sharp looking but in my opinion, its the caller not the call that makes a deference when it comes to killing ducks. If you 120 dollar call guys likem , buym. But don't call my Olt cheap LOL
Sure, you're old and set in your ways.
And if you really can kill all the ducks you want with an Olt 66 and a whistle, or any
combination of calls you're plainly blessed with less want or far greater opportunity than most enjoy.
Then, too, no one will ever argue that the caller's ability isn't more important than his tools' (unless, of course, they're total crap). Given a pretty low threshold of tonal realism, timing and cadence generally trump tone. Still, those who've payed attention know some tones can plainly afford greater leverage than others, and which tones those are can change from situation to situation and even while working the same bird. That's where the most versatile, and in my experience more expensive, calls earn their premium from me.
It's my job to help put 18-24 hard-pressed PhD toting (that's for you, Frank) ducks on the strap by 9:30 every open season morning, and the more calling options I have, the better our chances of managing that. And the better the call in hand suits my physiology, methodology and current tone preferences, the more I'm going to enjoy the process.
Sort of like a good carpenter who could do a passable job with whatever hammer you hand him but probably pays what most of us would consider a premium to use a hammer that better suits him and the job at hand.
If you think I'm wrong, you might be right.