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speck call

Postby Jerrod Denton » Fri Jun 22, 2012 3:45 pm

whats a good speck call. I'm not real experienced on a speck call but want to get a decent want. i have a haydels now and killed a few specks over it last year but don't really like it would like to get something a little better quality thats forgiving to learn on. I'm a real big fan of echo duck calls but don't have a clue about speck calls thanks in advance
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Re: speck call

Postby Rick Hall » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:52 pm

I don't know which Haydel you're dissatisfied with, but their calls have helped kill a mess of specks, and the SP-04 is one of my two picks for effective, easy to run, inexpensive speck calls. RNT's Quackhead series poly speck call is the other.

That said, I've come to think my big-gutted Riceland may be a bit more "forgiving," than the RNT I've been running years longer, and it and the similarly big-gutted Redbone are the two current darlings of competitive speck calling. In addition to wood and acrylic, Riceland has a less expensive poly model for $65 that the boys are mighty proud of.

Anyway, I run a hedge Riceland and an acrylic RNT with a lighter than stock reed to get two very different tone and volume ranges, and you'll probably see several other personal favorites suggested, but I'm afraid the bottom line with any call is always going to be that the best fit for any one of us may not be for the next man. Just no way to really know what's "best" for you without trying a mess of them.
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Re: speck call

Postby simplepeddler » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:19 pm

Riceland Poly hit the mail box just this week.......
A VERY easy call to run.

I like Rick have the Haydel's....it just standard issue down here,

But this Riceland is pretty sweet
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Re: speck call

Postby Jerrod Denton » Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:39 pm

Not sure which haydels it is. It has a piece of rubber on the end went to get a little bit ago and have no clue were it even is so deffinately got to get a new speck call now
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Re: speck call

Postby Rick Hall » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:28 am

That's their "compensator speck" which I've zero experience with, other than to note that most everything in life that supposedly compensates does so poorly. I'd want another call and to learn to use my hands for proper back pressure.
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Re: speck call

Postby Jerrod Denton » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:21 am

I think my buddy has the sp o4 and I know it sounded better than mine with either of us blowing it. So I might get it or what about the riceland poly
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Re: speck call

Postby mayhem96 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:42 pm

Take one of our "Swamp-Thangs" and hammer the Specks with it. Many guys have used them in Kansas...I believe :thumbsup:
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Re: speck call

Postby quack-n-stack » Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:13 pm

Listen guys if Mr Rick Hall or QuackerWhacker AKA speckleberry speak of the Bar Belly listen closely my friends! These gentleman know there stuff in regards to specks! If I could hunt with anyone to learn specks it would be with Mr Rick and Mr Mic. I have only been hunting specks for a couple of years, but because of an understanding wife and a good job I have been able to get under several specks from Saskachawan to Louisiana. I would not have enjoyed the success that I have without 1)Asking both these men questions, and LISTENING to them.(Always the hard part for us youngsters). 2) Researching there post on this forum and on several other websites. It should be noted that I have never hunted with either, bt both are always more than willing to help.
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Re: speck call

Postby mgerlach » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:01 pm

i personally run a redbone and have never tried a riceland. but as crazy as it may sound, with some practice flextones predator call can make some really good speck sounds and there only like 12 bucks.
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Re: speck call

Postby Jerrod Denton » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:34 pm

Thank for the replies so far guys. Went to town today to try some calls and nobody had any. So I guess I'll just half to order one and hope for the best. Still don't know what one to get. I've blown the haydels of my buddies and like it a lot better than mine. I'm kinda leaning toward the riceland poly bc of all the reviews I've read I haven't read one bad one on any of the ricelands. What are some of yalls other recommendations on some good calls for a beginner under$100 the only speck calls I've blown are the 2 haydels thanks
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Re: speck call

Postby Jerrod Denton » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:01 am

Oh and what about a joe Cary public hunter got a guy wanting to trade me an acrylic one for a duck call I have
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Re: speck call

Postby Rick Hall » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:31 am

mgerlach wrote:i personally run a redbone and have never tried a riceland. but as crazy as it may sound, with some practice flextones predator call can make some really good speck sounds and there only like 12 bucks.


That's not crazy at all, as most hunters probably still use "speck" calls that were originally marketed as "predator" calls or close replications thereof. Olt predator calls may well have been the first really good speck calls and a huge step up from the Faulks with metal squeak toy reeds. And the "predator" connection was so strong that when Olt tried to market the same call with a different colored insert and "specklebelly" stamped on the barrel many argued loud and long that the Olt "speck" call wasn't as good as their "predator" call. One of the names that's bound to pop up on speck call threads is the venerable Chien Caille - originally an Olt predator call a fellow with that nick name (meaning "spotted dog") put a thicker, louder homemade reed in and which his friend, Mervis Saltzman, made the next big name in speck calls. The original Olt and its CC variation little doubt remain the most popular speck calls here in Southwest Louisiana, with the latest popular twist on that Olt predator call being home-cobbled reeds made of Haydel DR-85 top reeds.

On a personal note, while also auditioning every "speck" call I could get my hands on, I did most of my speck calling with a $3 clearance sale Thomas predator call until infirmity forced its retirement after 18 seasons:
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And I'll make no bones about favoring the RNT because its working dimensions so closely resemble, or duplicate(?), my favorite predator calls. When one of the first poly RNT speck calls came my way, the two "more advanced" and acrylic, then-current darlings of the speck calling world that I was then using went in the classifieds before that inexpensive poly's first season afield ended.
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Re: speck call

Postby Rick Hall » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:42 am

quack-n-stack, the vote of confidence is appreciated if not particularly deserved. Would like to think mine is far from the last word in speck calling and hope I've still much to learn. Know there are a guys whose blinds I'd sure like to quietly hide in a corner of just watching and listening.

Have just found calling specks such an interesting, and frustrating, puzzle that trying to figure it out has become a passion I can get pretty windy over.
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Re: speck call

Postby mgerlach » Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:45 am

i forgot about hayes speck call. ive ran it a few times and its not a bad call for under $100.
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Re: speck call

Postby Jerrod Denton » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:26 pm

That hayes call is sweet looking which do you think would be better for a beginner the riceland poly or the hayes
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Re: speck call

Postby Rick Hall » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:15 pm

You might want to compare the Hayes sound file on youtube:



to the Riceland poly sound files at the bottom of this page on their site: http://www.ricelandcustomcalls.com/Speck___Snow_Goose_Calls.php

or, for that matter, to Jason Campbell's second place finish at the speck "Worlds" with a then $10 RNT poly:

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Re: speck call

Postby Jerrod Denton » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:07 pm

He sounds awesome on that rnt it's hard to make a decision on what to get
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Re: speck call

Postby LAspeckiller » Sun Jun 24, 2012 7:47 pm

Jerrod Denton wrote:He sounds awesome on that rnt it's hard to make a decision on what to get

I have been lucky enough to do alot of hunting with Jason, it doesnt matter what call he is on it just sounds plain awesome. I personally am running a hedge Riceland and RNT speck, which seem to work really well together. The Riceland, though is my main call that i like to use. At first it is a little different from running small bore calls, but once ya get the hang of it, it sounds awesome. If ya dont want to spend the money on a riceland acrylic or wood, go with the poly. The poly has a small metal sleeve in the insert right below the tone board that makes it sound almost the same as an acrylic and it plain rocks!!! I am by no means an expert at calling like Jason or Mr. Rick Hall(from what i have heard around), but thought i would put in my two cents.
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Re: speck call

Postby Jerrod Denton » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:48 pm

Well went with the riceland poly thanks for everyone's help very excited for it to come in
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Re: speck call

Postby Rick Hall » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:24 pm

Jerrod Denton wrote:Well went with the riceland poly...


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Re: speck call

Postby Jerrod Denton » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:53 pm

Yes sir. Any tips on calling??
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Re: speck call

Postby Rick Hall » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:42 am

Jerrod, I'm sorry I let this get past me. All I'd suggest at this point is working on really getting simple two and three note series and a bit of ground clucking absolutely down pat. Don't worry about doing fancy contest type riffs, just nail the basics a single speck or two will do so well that you'll not be hesitant to use them in the field.
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Re: speck call

Postby Jerrod Denton » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:17 pm

Thanks I really appreciate all the help thanks a ton
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Re: speck call

Postby possumfoot » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:27 am

i'm sure nathan write is the same way, but i REALLY like my red-bone.. its not something you can pick up out of the box and be great at, (probably not even good at) but when you learn to run it, it is possible to really make it sing.. and the dvd and cd are a big plus.
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Re: speck call

Postby Rick Hall » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:47 am

I don't use his calls, but I'll be quick to tell you Nathan can make a tube sock sound like a goose.
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