If you're willing to spend the money and want to start out with a short reed, I recommend Tim Grounds HG 007. Easy blowing mellow little call. If you want acrylic it'll cost you about $110 if you want wood it will cost you about $80. I hated the tone of the wood call, but thats just personally preference. The difference in a wood call and an acrylic, if you don't know yet, is tone and volume. Wood tends to absorb some of your calling a bit, where acrylic will not and other plastics will not as much as wood. I had never used a short reed before other than just messing around with a buddies and when I picked up the 007 it didn't take any getting used to. Now back pressure is needed and if you can grunt into a call it sounds sweet. My buddy got a decent sounding snow call out of it, but I haven't quite mastered that. One last piece of advice, DO NOT buy a call without blowing it. Try before you buy!
Vegetarian- Indian word for lousy hunter.