h2ofowlr wrote: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.
I agree fowler. Tons and Tons and Tons of calls out there. Different things work for different people. I personally like short barrel, easy to blow calls as well. That being said, my neighbor who has been hunting twice as long as me likes long chamber calls that take a lot of air, and can't blow a short one to save his ***. Different strokes for different folks.