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The best duck call in the world!

Postby brokerbyduck » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:07 pm

Ok, if someone walked up to you and asked which duck call to buy, what would you say? You are not allowed any follow up questions. That someone could be Bill Gates or Fred Sanford (Fred Sanford was an old junk collector guy with a son named Lamont for you younger types, google him) which call would you advise a complete novice buy to ensure he could bring in some ducks?

I'll throw down the Haydel dr 85. At $14.00 that thing is nearly fool proof and easy on the budget.
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Re: The best duck call in the world!

Postby duckdogger07 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:28 pm

Well its not cheap but that call i just bought from Manac hunting is probably the easiest most crisp sounding call i have ever blown. I love it.
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Re: The best duck call in the world!

Postby aaronoto » Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:42 pm

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Re: The best duck call in the world!

Postby BM0711 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:07 pm

X2 on the DR-85..first duck call I ever bought.. Have other expensive calls now (echo,zink..) but For some reason the ducks just dig the Haydel's special


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Re: The best duck call in the world!

Postby StanwoodSpartan » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:31 am

My go to call is my Echo Boss.
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Re: The best duck call in the world!

Postby skagitduckwacker » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:56 am

PS Olt 66 would be my first choice after lengthy counselling on why NOT to use a duck call.
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Re: The best duck call in the world!

Postby aaronrocker » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:09 am

Broker... you know what my vote is
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Re: The best duck call in the world!

Postby Tool-Man » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:18 am

I know more about Sanford and son than I do duck calls. :fingerhead:
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Re: The best duck call in the world!

Postby brokerbyduck » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:21 am

aaronrocker wrote:Broker... you know what my vote is

Yep the daisy cutter is my go to call as well but it's 10 times the price of the DR 85. I like it 10 times better but I'm not sure if the ducks do. :biggrin:
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Re: The best duck call in the world!

Postby BigGoonTuna » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:19 pm

i've got a bad habit of buying calls whenever i see them on sale, but after all the ones i've bought, i keep going back to the RNT original.
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Re: The best duck call in the world!

Postby GooseCamp101 » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:44 pm

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Re: The best duck call in the world!

Postby Zirkels » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:46 am

I have a acrylic double reed Let em Lite call that I feel sounds rather similar to a susie. I used a handful of cheaper calls before getting this one and I swear, as unfortunate as it is, a more expensive call makes duck calling easier. It makes a noise I like to hear more anyway.
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Re: The best duck call in the world!

Postby ohtajj » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:16 am

I sure do like my daisy cutter. Don't know if its worth the price or not, but Id probably buy it again

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Re: The best duck call in the world!

Postby WetlandWarrior » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:34 pm

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Postby MuddyTwelveGauge » Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:20 pm

Carlson Championship Calls: The Equilizer!

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Re: The best duck call in the world!

Postby AnonymousDuck » Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:45 pm

1.Dixie Land Duck calls,
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Re: The best duck call in the world!

Postby backwoodsredneck » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:23 pm

Zinc PH2!!
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Re: The best duck call in the world!

Postby skagitduckwacker » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:29 pm

skagitduckwacker wrote:PS Olt 66 would be my first choice after lengthy counselling on why NOT to use a duck call.

On second thought, maybe a Maurillio M8. It is true musical instrument.
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Re: The best duck call in the world!

Postby Cougar125 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:29 pm

Primos Original Wench.


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Re: The best duck call in the world!

Postby backwoodsredneck » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:17 am

You like the original wench Everett? Even for a noobie call?
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Re: The best duck call in the world!

Postby Tealer » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:20 pm

I think the old Daisy Cutters work well. For a new call nothing beats a JJ Lares in the right hands.
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Re: The best duck call in the world!

Postby Cougar125 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:02 am

backwoodsredneck wrote:You like the original wench Everett? Even for a noobie call?

Hell yeah. They're easy to blow and mine came with a DVD for $20. It's what I've been using for 3 seasons now. Eventually I'll buy something nice, but what I've got works.


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Re: The best duck call in the world!

Postby Tuxedocoot » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:18 am

dr 85 left in my pocket.
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Re: The best duck call in the world!

Postby backwoodsredneck » Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:30 pm

Re: The best duck call in the world!

by Cougar125 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:02 am



backwoodsredneck wrote:You like the original wench Everett? Even for a noobie call?

Hell yeah. They're easy to blow and mine came with a DVD for $20. It's what I've been using for 3 seasons now. Eventually I'll buy something nice, but what I've got works.


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Hey whatever works for ya! I have had one on my lanyard for about 8 years and I have never been able to get the sound I want out of it. It is a little too throaty for me and takes a lot of air to blow IMO. I use it for low single broke up quaks sometimes when working close, hence the reason its still on my lanyard. I use a Zinc PH II as my primary and it is crisp and easy to blow and only $29.99. I love it. If you are getting what you want out of a call that cheap tho more power to ya!!! But, I will let you blow me, oops I mean blow my call next month in moses and see how much more you like that.
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Re: The best duck call in the world!

Postby h2ofowlr » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:01 pm

In the world may be over rated. I know most used to use Olt's, Faulk, DR's, DC or they stepped it up and went with the big money Iverson calls. That was our selection or so it seemed. Probably lots of smaller carvers that carried big names in various hunting areas, regions. About 2000-2002 is when the waterfowl community really changed with the internet. I started seeing all sorts of industry names producing calls and many new names coming out. Now everyone makes a call it seems like. If you make one and it's acrylic you price it at about $100 it seems like. I have several boxes of calls and seem to prefer the shorter chambered ones that take less air. Are they better, no, but they seem to be the ones I prefer. Kind of like fitting a shotgun. Lots of good ones, but until you try them, you never know.
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