i ran into the same question a few years back and have basically found that duck calls are musical instuments. if u can control your pitches, and tounge movements, and manipulate different sounds out of the call, almost any will work for u. now there are a thousand different calls out there ranging from 20 bucks to over a hundred. on my lanyard i carry a single reed, being a primos p.h.a.t. lady, its red, and a double reed, tim grounds sweet meet. I had a reactor from buck gradner that was about 60 bucks that broke, but honestly, stay away from the beginer call kits, the calls are cheap and they stick or break easily. spend the extra 20 bucks and get a nice single reed, and a nice double reed. a lot if based on how u call, and how you handle the call. but ive had calls ranging from knight and hale, to primos, buck gardner, tim grounds, and duck commander. its all ur preference.
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