Hey man,I actually bought that call last year.It's ok, though I'm having problems with short reeds. I still depend on the my Big River Flute. I've heard alot of guys talk about how great short reeds are, but man are they pricey. I got a K n H Pit Boss this year and have had descent luck with it, though the only way I can break it over is with my hands!!Anyway if you want to try the Haydel's let me know, not trying to spam but I'll let it go for cheap. If you're just interested in Haydel's calls,Personally I've always blown Haydel's duck calls, check thier web site. They have a "value pak" with the black short reed and a "........easier blowing short reed" for sale. Hope this helps.