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Short Reed Goose Call

Postby gdavis8669@msn.com » Mon Aug 30, 2004 11:31 pm

Having a tough time getting this short reed goose call down. I can't get the low goosy note in the beginning of a hail call down. Anyone have an idea or technique, already have a cd to listen to for instruction. It's not helping though and I'm ready to toss this $80 plus dollar call out. Thanks Spike
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Postby quackerkiller » Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:42 am

you can try and use a little growl to get the buzz sound that will allow you to make the call break. try this and see if it works also get a zink video which helps sooo much i have his call and it comes with the video. and if you have the money buy his calls there the best so easy to blow.
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Postby duckhuntingchat.com » Tue Aug 31, 2004 2:12 pm

Shawn Stahl's "Honker Talk" video is also widely used and accepted. I learned from it.
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Postby Mallyard » Tue Aug 31, 2004 5:03 pm

Before you throw it away... send it too me. LOL. I'll give you my address. J/K. Try a GUUUU sound into the call and use a deep voice through the call. It worked for me, hope this helps.

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Postby SteveInTN » Tue Aug 31, 2004 9:22 pm

I use a grunt to start the note, like I used to do with a single reed duck call. You can even have different pitched grunts. Zink has a 'how to' video and at one point he blows through the back of the call. He sounds just like one of those 'beat box' rappers...
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Postby Keith S. » Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:02 pm

Get Shawn Stahl's "Honker Talk", one of the best instructional video's out there.
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Postby Guest » Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:32 pm

A good call is the primos short reed. Its only 21.99 at ur local cabelas
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Postby GAduck&goose » Sat Sep 11, 2004 9:56 pm

Try this ..."WhaaaHut"
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Postby mallardhunter » Mon Dec 06, 2004 4:55 pm

Is there any more tips, because I just got a meat grinder call.
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Postby hawkdog » Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:07 pm

You need lots of diaphragm, just like a sinlgle reed duck call. Pretend like you are blowing bad breath in some one's face. Huugghhh

You also need to control air flow with your tongue to get good sharp clucks and honks. To cluck I say "whit" with a growl (diapragm) at the "wh" part. This puts your tongue on the roof of your mouth and stops the air flow. You can change tones of your clucks by using more or less air and growl. This will help you sound like more than one goose.

Make sure to create backpressure by tightly holding the end of the call and cupping the end with your free hand. You can change tone by doing this. Good calls dont require much back pressure, but it still is useful.

To do the "comeback" call say Too-ahh into the call. The read should break on the "too" and "ahh" should be a moaning sound.

I used the hunter's specialties audio tape to learn, but I'm sure any of the mentioned videos would help a lot.
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Short Reed by Harred Calls

Postby KS_PuddleJumper » Tue Dec 14, 2004 1:08 pm

This guy has some serious calls - I've never blown a short reed prior to this year, and I've picked it up on one of this guy's Crusader models in a couple weeks. Shot my first geese using one this past weekend!

http://www.harredcalls.com

Incredible calls!
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Postby 98ramtough » Tue Dec 14, 2004 1:15 pm

Shortreeds require awesome control of backpressure. This is what helped me.

Keep your tounge down, don't use it at all, ever.... That is how I was taught at least... Try this site..

http://www.guideseriescalls.com/pages/t ... basics.asp
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Postby KS_PuddleJumper » Tue Dec 14, 2004 1:21 pm

That's also how I learned, no tongue, keep it down between bottom teeth and gums. And Mallyards "GUUUU" is my sound...
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Postby yellowlab » Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:04 pm

back pressuer is key when working with a short reed.. work on contoling it with both your tough and your HANDS... a note to help you with the low sound... "grrr" is what i was taught
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Postby Drew Willemsen » Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:16 am

make sure not to "blow" the air from the bottom of your stomach, but rather huff, or grunt. I tell people at work to pretend they are trying to fog up a sheet of glass. I hope that helps you guyes a little! :salude:
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Postby duckbuster » Wed Dec 29, 2004 1:02 pm

any tips out there for me i got the honk, cluck, double cluck, moan, and the mur mur down but not real good with getting the deeper goose sounds down. or changing tone???
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Postby hawkdog » Wed Dec 29, 2004 10:24 pm

tone can be altered a couple ways.

The way you hold the call will change it. You can get a lower tone by cupping your off hand fully over your call hand.

The inflection in your voice will alter the tone. Use your deepest bass growl for those low sounds.

By forcing more or less air through the call you can raise or lower pitch whenever you want.

Practice, Practice. I know everybody says it, but if you keep at it, it will all come together. Experiment with your hands and voice to figure out all the sounds you can make. Then try to mold them all together.

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Postby duckbuster » Thu Dec 30, 2004 3:36 pm

thanks if anyone else has advice please post
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Postby ducks_cut_em » Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:38 pm

Honker Talk is a great way to get started on the short reed. Give it some time and hours of practice. I couldnt figure out how to do much on my short reed until about a month of practice. good luck and remember you can never practice too much.
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Postby labman45 » Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:56 pm

throw away that shortreed and buy a seanmann easternshoremann flute :mrgreen:
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Postby thaner » Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:27 am

Honker Talk is very good. :thumbsup: I found a lot of recommendations for it on this site and ordered it last week. I have had it for a couple of days and it has helped quite a bit already.
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