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Postby deadeyehawkins » Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:34 am

Going to purchase my first good double reed duck call would like to hear from those that have used calls a lot and find out which call is the best I hunt a lot of ponds etc some are pretty open in Kansas cost of the call isn't a concern a good one that will sound great is what matters.
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Re: need help

Postby Rick Hall » Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:56 pm

Haydel's DR-85 and its internal twin Redleg (same guts in a nicer body) are the runaway favorite calls in my area for good reason, but there is no one best call for all physiologies, methodologies and tone preferences, and I much preferred RNT's Quackhead Double-J: Consequently, if I felt the need for a top shelf double and didn't know how to cobble it myself, I'd probably ask RNT to pop a second reed in one of the Originals the poly J-frame was molded from.
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Re: need help

Postby clampdaddy » Sun Jun 08, 2014 4:17 pm

Even though its a silly looking call, the Zink ATM is a sweet running double. The Doc Hull DD1 set up as a double is another one of my favorites.
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Re: need help

Postby berganser » Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:35 pm

Try Winglock Calls-Rick can set ya up.
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Re: need help

Postby Honk-n-quack » Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:01 am

If you haven't bought one yet, go onto Duck call Exchange and get in touch with Todd Broan. He makes acrylic duck calls for $20 and they run great!
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Re: need help

Postby aunt betty » Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:48 pm

Rainman Calls has one called White Lightning. Its a custom double-reed, sounds great, and I've see a couple guides who advertize on this site use them to get heaps of ducks for their clients.

Here is a picture of one.
Mines black but you can get white as well.
I think they're $80.
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Re: need help

Postby Huntfish12 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:54 am

Ive ran alot of doubles and sooner or later they will stick. Probably can be said for alot of singles too. I ran a a couple different Hayes calls before and I like the Bawlin chain the best. Also, a Goey Swamp Laundry is on my list of calls to pick up. I was at a toss up between those two and chickened out and decided to save my money. Goey would be my choice between the two though.
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Re: need help

Postby marsh water » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:08 am

echo has a wood and poly double that I have used for quite a while. It may stick in colder than Texas winters but so far so good. I waxed the reeds. And they are good looking calls. I have about 100 calls and the echo is my go to call usually. RNT poly calls are pretty good for an inexpensive call and like the man said I use a zink some. Go to Cabelas or a Bass Pro and try a bunch till you get one that suits your style and get that one.
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Re: need help

Postby bloodnguts » Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:33 am

I just received a winglock double reed in the mail today to go with my winglock goose whisperer. I have a pretty favorible impression of this call, and I doubt one would find a much better double for the price. I think it's got real good volume for a double reed, and almost sounds like a single reed, which I have never been able to blow.
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