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Let me start by saying I don't let out much more than a few quacks on the mallard call, but I was buying cheaper double reeds up until last year when I won an auction for a Outlaw call, the guys in the booth had me blow a single reed and we all agreed that it sounded good so I went with it.
So my question is do folks consider double reeds easier to blow?
thanks for any input.......
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I think I'm a lot like you, using single & double quacks much more than hail calls or come back calls. I will probably never be invited to attend, let alone compete in a calling competition. All that being said; I find a double reed easier to blow than a single call. The two mallard calls on my lanyard are a Quack Head and a BGB. if I could have only one call with me at a fuge, it would be a whistle. YMMV.
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A good single reed can do it all. I would look for either a Echo Timber or the J.J. Lares hybrid. I'm sure others have there favorites but I use the J.J. Lares hybrid now and absolutely love it. Get a good single reed call and a whistle and you'll be good to go.
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Pick one and get good on it. A double reed is pretty good to learn with because it will help put the quack into your calling but once you get good on it pick up a single and the versatility will amaze you. I use both, just depends on the situation.
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I myself have both on my lanyard. But i tend to use the single more cuz my double reed call (baby buck) doesnt seem correct no matter what i do but a good double reed call is cool way to easy for ur chuckle
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