:salude: I blow nothing but short reeds and let me tell you if you want a call that can produce those deep moans and clucks, double clucks , yas need to ckeck out East Coast Calls from PEI. The "cutoff " is dynamite. We hunt alot of geese here on PEI and I swear by it.
As far as short reeds v.s flute calls, There is no comparison. Short reeds are faster , produce truer sound and are a better high, low call.
My nephew bought the foiles meat grinder and blew that for a season and loved it. Until i got him the "cutoff" . he still has his meat grinder, it just does more sitting in the bag now.