Mallardmom, welcome to the site!
I've heard the Daisy Cutter is a pretty good call. I'm still using cheap duck calls, but I may splurge and buy myself a custom call from a local callmaker in the spring. I love the custom goose call I ordered though. I'd highly recommend Gander Valley to anyone, the customer service was awesome.
I don't know much about competition calling, other than what I've read. It would be pretty cool, but right now I'm just hoping to fool ducks while I'm out. ;)
I'd love to learn to flyfish! I'm just afraid of getting into one more expensive hobby. lol. I do some panfish and bass fishing in the summer. Nothing too serious, we just have fun being outside. And the hubby and I found a great spot for channel cat's late last year. We'll be trying for those ugly things, when the weather warms up. I deer hunt, started turkey hunting last spring, and we're about to start a lot of bunny hunting for the next three months.