getducks wrote:Hey guys i was just wondering about a 2 reed i just bought not to long ago and its the only duck call i got.Im new to the sport i love this call but is this the only call i need can you do everything you need to with this call THANKS
getducks, IMO the call you've got is capable of any environment you'll be hunting in. It carries well in open H20, sounds the way one would expect a mid price range call to in all closer in and tight hunting situations. As a new to the sport caller, may I recommend, before you dive off into filling up your spare sock drawer as most folks (self included) do over time, get the basics down well with what you've got, then try as many calls as you can get access to, finding one that fits you.
Yes, I do use Ricks DR with the "J" Frame, have been very satisfied with it, it's the only Mallard call on my lanyard. It does not mean however, that it'll be what I'm using next season. I'm not big on forming an allegiance to any one callmaker, IMO all the makers
out there today produce functional products, and firmly believe calls are a personal choice item. One uses what works best for em, regardless of who spun it.
Good luck with what you are blowing now, and, if you feel that doesn't cut it for ya, with whatever you end up with.
plainsman: Sorry the WL hasn't worked out for ya. When I tried to get you to contact Rick I was attempting to avoid the old all calls stick to some degree debate. There is a lot of variables involved, and some do stick worse than others, but I've heard all I've been exposed to lock it up now and then. It isn't though, a good deal to have one that does it often. Generally something else up. Usually Rick would at least try to find a root cause. Bad day maybe? It still might be worth re-contacting Rick and giving it a shot. Suggest to him that Rel recommended it. LOL! Ya never know. Whatever the case, if ya go on to other makers and calls or work through what's up with the WL, best of luck.
Best of luck to you also, in your search "getducks". It can be a long fun road. BTW. Welcome to the sport....