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Help someone sell some calls.

Postby Splatt » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:55 am

I've done well with no name, cheap calls for duck and goose.
My calling isn't perfect, but well enough.
I hunt huge corn and winter wheat fields.

Whose and what type of calls do I need to get me to calling better, and sound more realistic?

My main problem I think is loudness. When I really get on the calls I have, I over run them. They quit or squeal.

Any suggestions to get what from whom?

Tell me what you guys use and why that particular call.

I constantly see calls for sale or trade in the classifieds, and wonder why so many all the time.
Someone doesn't like the sound, not suitable where they hunt, etc.

Thanks all.
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Re: Help someone sell some calls.

Postby jellotree » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:47 am

What "cheep" calls do you have now? Are the duck calls double reeds or singles?

Best bet is to go to a store that has a bunch of calls and try them. See what you like.

I went through a bunch of duck calls. I found RNT calls suited me. To me, the Shortbarrel is about a user friendly and versatile as a fella could hope for.

For goose, Lynchmob calls recently changed their gut systems to a new version of the "Bloods". It's probably their best setup to date. They have good customer service as well. Same with GK.

Just providing my own experience. I'm not affiliated with any companies.
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Re: Help someone sell some calls.

Postby CrazyDrake » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:53 am

Splatt wrote:Whose and what type of calls do I need to get me to calling better, and sound more realistic?

My main problem I think is loudness. When I really get on the calls I have, I over run them. They quit or squeal.




Practice. And then practice some more. there are plenty of guys who can make a 25 dollar Buck Garner call sound great.

As far as loudness, and over blowing. I have not been able to blow my Lares Hybrid loud enough to make it squeal or quit.
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Re: Help someone sell some calls.

Postby Splatt » Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:10 am

The calls I really like for close on the river are Duckbait calls, from Jeff in Maine.
Sound great, all double reed, timber models.

Maybe I need to go to open water models for the fields?
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Re: Help someone sell some calls.

Postby KyMike » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:15 am

Committed Custom Calls

Big Bore
http://youtu.be/j0yfZjV2sS0
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Re: Help someone sell some calls.

Postby KyMike » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:21 am

Committed Custom Calls
Illinois Cut

Both are great calls.

http://youtu.be/a6vEAQ5xCWU
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Re: Help someone sell some calls.

Postby aunt betty » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:07 am

I got a cheap whistle from the "wienermobile". The neighbor kids grabbed handfuls.
Cant wait to try it on pintails.
;)

It dont get any cheaper than free.
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Re: Help someone sell some calls.

Postby Rick Hall » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:18 pm

Splatt wrote:My main problem I think is loudness. When I really get on the calls I have, I over run them. They quit or squeal.


You've answered your own question:

Splatt wrote:The calls I really like for close on the river are Duckbait calls, from Jeff in Maine.
Sound great, all double reed, timber models.

Maybe I need to go to open water models for the fields?


"Timber" calls are typically designed to be quiet with small 1/4" exhaust bores and, therefore, generally easy to over-blow and lock up.
If you think I'm wrong, you might be right.
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Re: Help someone sell some calls.

Postby Splatt » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:36 pm

Ah...
I had an idea that was what the diff was.
Learned something!

Not all up on different calls, and why one is called this or that.

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Re: Help someone sell some calls.

Postby KyMike » Thu Jul 03, 2014 6:18 pm

Traditional thinking is that most timber style j frames have the smaller bore and are quieter for close in hunting. Open water style j frames have bigger bores and are louder for long distance calling. Cutdowns are modified Olt styled calls that are usually very loud and realistic sounding calls IMO for timber hunting. Loud or soft are relative. There are timber calls that can get loud and open water/cutdown calls that can get soft as any timber call.

J frame/Arkansas style call has the one piece insert. The La style call has the insert and the cork wedge is a separate piece. Sure I missed a lot but there is some starter.
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