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Postby jdubbs2822 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:23 am

What are some good call to buy for the beginner?
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Postby steelheadslayer » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:43 am

I'm relatively new to the short reed myself but have blown a flute a long time. The flute is really easy to learn but a lot of guys say they're done with em. I'll keep mine because it works. The learning curve is harder with a short reed. I have a few short reeds I'm learning with and the easiest to break over was the Zink Poly Power Maximus. I also have a Gardner Canada Hammer poly, at about $12 bucks it's a good call, a little tougher to break over but a good call when it does.

I'd say buy inexpensive until you can blow them a like a pro and then step up with the acrylics and more specialized calls.
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Postby ninethreeeleven » Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:11 am

It's usually recommended that a beginner not jump right into a $100+ call, so I recommend a Goozilla from Quackhead (RNT). I have one and love it, works perfect and really easy to blow.

I have only been duck hunting for a few years and last October I got a Goozilla and cheaper Foiles duck call, I learned the Goozilla in a matter of hours, the ducks call took weeks to perfect a quack, now I'm proficient in it.

I, just last night, ordered a better RNT duck call, but I'm so happy with my Goozilla that I'm not going to replace it until I really feel like focusing on Geese. For $30 it's perfect.

I taught myself to goosecall by listening to goose sounds and the way the call itself sounded. I don't know the terminology but if "break over" is the sound it goes from a "honk" to what sounds like multiple geese than that's quite easy to master on the Goozilla.
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Postby bck1006 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:53 am

I would take the time and if you get a chance look into a Foiles Meatgrinder.It is a poly short reed that sounds great and it is only about 50.00 and if you look on ebay or some of the forums you can pick them up for 20-35.00.Thanks
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Postby huntduck1989 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:11 pm

FOILES!!
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Postby WIgunner30 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:43 pm

for a short reed spend the 60 bucks and get the poly carb foiles meat grinder. sounds awesome other than the fact the dam reed fell out of mine and i have to send it in to get it tuned right again. u can produce alot more goose sounds on a short reed than a flute. i started with flutes and switched to short reeds. the 12 dollar canadian hammer 2 is an ok call but id spend the 60 dollars on the meat grinder. the meat grinder is easier to blow then the hammer.
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Postby fhhunter1 » Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:50 pm

I like wood calls. They are a little more expensive than polycarb, but they give you really mellow, goosey sounds which match the big geese I've got in my area. I like Fred Zink's calls and Tim Grounds. SOme people don't like Zink call's though because they have a big bell-shaped end that is sometimes hard to cut off.
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Postby mojo coot » Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:16 pm

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Postby Fowl Boys » Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:47 pm

You may want to give Zink a try. He make some ploy carb calls that are pretty cheap if you looking for a great start up call. You may want to wait to spend a $100 until you find the call you want.
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Postby sodakhunter13 » Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:51 am

Zink over Foiles any day of the week.
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Postby supr87gt » Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:50 pm

Foiles over Zink any day of the week.

Any 1 person will recommend any given call. Go blow some and find out what YOU like.
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Postby goosecalln13 » Fri Aug 31, 2007 6:45 am

i would recommend a canada hammer 2 my first ever call i learned it took me about an hour to learn how blow the call pretty good ive olny been blowing for a year and now i still blow it in the feild and it has always worked for me
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