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Postby ditchhunter » Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:29 pm

We had guy hunting with us that was blowing a lares it by far was one of the best sounding calls I've heard it just sounded different than everyone else. Does any body have one? What one do u suggest? Are they single or double reed? Don't know much about them.
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Postby Twisp » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:38 pm

Joe Lares is a legendary callmaker. At 85 he is still at the top of his game, and a finer gentleman you will not find.

He brings his engineering expertise to call making. His calls are so precisely machined that parts are interchangeable within models. He's an innovator as well, and his tuning design is ingenious, using a plastic wedge to anchor reeds of various lengths and shapes to get the desired sound. He has 3 basic duck calls--A-5 (open water), Hybrid, and Timber-1. Each model has its devotees, but I believe the hybrid is most popular owing to its versatility. Don't sell the T-! short, though, cuz it's a little mighty mouse that is pretty versatile too. I don't have the A-5, but it is next on my list.

The material Joe uses is unreal. Acrylic is his standard, but his vast array of exhibition wood is stunning. He also will build you an all metal call in aluminum or stainless steel. Micarta is one of his most sought after materials. On request, he will sleeve wood barrels with acrylic to keep moisture off the wood, and the black acrylic end cap is very sharp looking. He will also use your material if you wish. Not only is his fit and finish out of this world, the shape of his calls are among the most comely. In fact, to my eyes his checkered A-5 is the most handsome call on the market.

Lares calls have a nationwide following, and hold their value well. When they appear on ebay or the classifieds one must trigger quickly to beat the demand.

If you are a goose hunter Joe makes great goose calls too. One of the great mysteries to me is why they haven't achieve the renown of his duck calls. He has a new goose call out which I don't have yet, but I do have a honker and a lesser call that are among my favorites.

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Re: jj lares

Postby HybridMachine » Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:09 pm

Twisp wrote:Joe Lares is a legendary callmaker. At 85 he is still at the top of his game, and a finer gentleman you will not find.

He brings his engineering expertise to call making. His calls are so precisely machined that parts are interchangeable within models. He's an innovator as well, and his tuning design is ingenious, using a plastic wedge to anchor reeds of various lengths and shapes to get the desired sound. He has 3 basic duck calls--A-5 (open water), Hybrid, and Timber-1. Each model has its devotees, but I believe the hybrid is most popular owing to its versatility. Don't sell the T-! short, though, cuz it's a little mighty mouse that is pretty versatile too. I don't have the A-5, but it is next on my list.

The material Joe uses is unreal. Acrylic is his standard, but his vast array of exhibition wood is stunning. He also will build you an all metal call in aluminum or stainless steel. Micarta is one of his most sought after materials. On request, he will sleeve wood barrels with acrylic to keep moisture off the wood, and the black acrylic end cap is very sharp looking. He will also use your material if you wish. Not only is his fit and finish out of this world, the shape of his calls are among the most comely. In fact, to my eyes his checkered A-5 is the most handsome call on the market.

Lares calls have a nationwide following, and hold their value well. When they appear on ebay or the classifieds one must trigger quickly to beat the demand.

If you are a goose hunter Joe makes great goose calls too. One of the great mysteries to me is why they haven't achieve the renown of his duck calls. He has a new goose call out which I don't have yet, but I do have a honker and a lesser call that are among my favorites.

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Re: jj lares

Postby Anser albifrons » Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:40 pm

I love me some Lares Hybrid.
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Re: jj lares

Postby LA.Call'emClose » Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:35 pm

i've been a big fan of the hybrid since i got my first one a few years back
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Postby Twisp » Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:07 am

Yeah, LA, I remember your preference for Hybrids, which has me wondering why you hang on to those two old style checkered A-5s that must be way too loud down there in those LA jungle swamps. I'm certain I know a guy who would give one of them a good home and a good time in some enormous WA wheat fields, where just loud is seldom enough.
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Postby LA.Call'emClose » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:46 am

Twisp wrote:Yeah, LA, I remember your preference for Hybrids, which has me wondering why you hang on to those two old style checkered A-5s that must be way too loud down there in those LA jungle swamps. I'm certain I know a guy who would give one of them a good home and a good time in some enormous WA wheat fields, where just loud is seldom enough.


yeah i've got quite a few calls that would probably look good on some others lanyards :lol3:

and those arent my only two old A-5's :tongue:
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Postby Twisp » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:16 pm

Okay, rub it in, forcing me to hex those LSU Tigers tonight.

I know you southern boys love Obama, which surely means you endorse his "share the wealth" philosophy.

Back on topic: Brett is one of a legion of Lares call collectors, which speaks to the desirability and endearment of Joe's calls among waterfowlers across the country. One such collector is auctioning a couple of very nice calls on ebay at this moment. I expect these will go at prices that will have me hyperventilating.
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Re: jj lares

Postby OpeningDay » Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:34 pm

I use a Daisy Cutter as my first call. How would a Hybrid compliment the DC? Or is it too close to the same style of call to be worth getting one?
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Re: jj lares

Postby Twisp » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:21 pm

I assume you mean complement (not compliment) to ask will the hybrid fill a calling need that the dc cannot do as well so that together both calls might cover most calling needs for a given hunt. There are others here that could answer this more authoritatively than me cuz all I know about the dc is what I read, but I believe these calls are less complementary and more direct competitors, i.e., both calls were designed to do the same basic job. They might be complementary in the sense that in doing the same job one might be more successful on any given day than the other owing to tonal differences so that having both might be advantageous. That said, I get the feeling that most Lares or RNT devotees don't look very hard outside of their chosen brands for complementary help. I could be wrong but I'm thinking a dc and hybrid on the same lanyard might comport as well as my ex and me.
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Postby LA.Call'emClose » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:31 am

i currently have an old RNT shortbarrel and lares hybrid on my lanyard. they compliment eachother nicely. I've always liked the hybrid so much because it can be tuned to fill a wide variety of roles.

i do think that a RNT DC and lares hybrid will go together very well. hell i'd hang'em both on my lanyard any day.
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Re: jj lares

Postby Twisp » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:24 pm

No problem deferring to your experience with both calls, Brett, and hanging two great calls of the same lanyard is never a bad idea, but for my own edification what does the dc bring that the hybrid doesn't and vice versa? Yeah, that short barrel is the darling on many strings it seems, which is why I finally broke down and ordered one.
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Re: jj lares

Postby RefugeRat4Life » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:24 pm

I just ordered my first Lares Hybrid and I can't wait to use it. I currently run a DC Diablo and hate that it gets to sticking after a few hail calls and hurry ups. I hope the Hybrid lives up to its no stick name. All in all I am excited none the less!
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Postby mayhem96 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:36 pm

RefugeRat4Life wrote:I just ordered my first Lares Hybrid and I can't wait to use it. I currently run a DC Diablo and hate that it gets to sticking after a few hail calls and hurry ups. I hope the Hybrid lives up to its no stick name. All in all I am excited none the less!


They are very good calls! You will love your Hybrid! I just ordered a T-1 and it should be here in the next two days!

They ARE THE HARDEST to stick IMHO :thumbsup:

Make sure to post up a photo when you get it :thumbsup:

Oh...and :welcome: to Lares Land!
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Re: jj lares

Postby Gulfcoast » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:17 am

A T1 will get PRETTY LOUD for such a lil bitty critter. I have an acrylic sleeved hybrid, too. They take some getting used to, but are some fine calls.
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Postby RefugeRat4Life » Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:20 am

mayhem96 wrote:
RefugeRat4Life wrote:I just ordered my first Lares Hybrid and I can't wait to use it. I currently run a DC Diablo and hate that it gets to sticking after a few hail calls and hurry ups. I hope the Hybrid lives up to its no stick name. All in all I am excited none the less!


They are very good calls! You will love your Hybrid! I just ordered a T-1 and it should be here in the next two days!

They ARE THE HARDEST to stick IMHO :thumbsup:

Make sure to post up a photo when you get it :thumbsup:

Oh...and :welcome: to Lares Land!



Thank you for the welcome! :beer:

I have the itch almost as much as I do for the opener! I just sold one of my other calls and I will be looking into a t-1 small bore to compliment the hybrid. I cant wait to run em!

Ill post some pics as soon as I get em.

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Re: jj lares

Postby Labs4Mallard » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:20 am

I'm a very big believer in Lares call just as so many others are. I put my order in for a Hybrid and received it about 3 days ago and I couldn't be more happy with my purchase. I'm back on the Lares train and there is no going back. Joe's calls are consistent in sound. I know that everytime I pick up my Hyrbid it is going to sound the same and it WILL bring in birds. Hopefully sending Joe a little Buckeye Burl to get a T-1 turned.
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Re: jj lares

Postby mayhem96 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:00 am

Labs4Mallard wrote: Joe's calls are consistent in sound.



The number 1 reason why I love them and have started running them. There is no cork to change and they never go flat. I also run them in contests and it is nice to know you don't have to change anything right before the contest :thumbsup:
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Postby RefugeRat4Life » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:26 pm

I can't flippin wait!!!!! LOL :wink:
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Re: jj lares

Postby chrisss » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:28 pm

How long does shipping usually take I ordered mines yesterday around 12?
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Re: jj lares

Postby mayhem96 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:47 pm

Ordered a T-1 last Thursday and it got here today...I live in NC. But, when you get that package in the mail, it is exciting :yes: :yes:
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Re: jj lares

Postby dso190 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:16 pm

Ordered my Hybrid on a Saturday and received it in the mail the following Wednesday.
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Re: jj lares

Postby dso190 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 5:20 pm

Ordered my Hybrid on a Saturday and received it the following Wednesday.
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Re: jj lares

Postby RefugeRat4Life » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:08 pm

mayhem96 wrote:Ordered a T-1 last Thursday and it got here today...I live in NC. But, when you get that package in the mail, it is exciting :yes: :yes:


you can say that again! :grooving:
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Postby chrisss » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:54 pm

I hope I get it tomorrow so I can test it out this weekend
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