Pot Hole, WOW, The Pot Hole has reappeared!!!Pot Hole, not looking to good for the Pack this Fall. But , with that being said, Justin Burke is a STUD and will probably be starting by 4th game I hear. Anyway, about geese, I don't know of any reason to buy more than 6 floaters, unless you are ONLY huning geese. I started out with 6 shells and had just as good luck it seems as I do now with a spread of 4 dozen. Rarely use more than 8-12 beginning of the season cause most birds are still in their family groups and somewhat reluctant to leave them to mingle with others. And start sloppy. few dekes, not alot of camo, and get better as birds get wise. A layout blind is nice but I hunted first 2 seasons on a Walmart beach chair I cut the legs off and camo over the top!!And it's up to you but I recommend a Big River Flute, just SO much easier starting out than those ^%$#@#%^^short reeds, trust me.