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lARES t1 question

Postby plainsman » Sun May 02, 2021 9:03 pm

I got a T1 last week and absolutely love this new addition to the lanyard. I've been running the factory reed and it's fantastic....question being, I've heard of a few fella's running the longer reeds.....365 and the 70's, claiming they are even better. Anybody here using the longer reeds?....any advantages?
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Re: lARES t1 question

Postby Rick Hall » Mon May 03, 2021 8:10 am

Depends on your physiology, methodology and tone preferences. I liked mine better with a bit less reed, but you'll never know your preference if you don't experiment.
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Re: lARES t1 question

Postby Rick Hall » Mon May 03, 2021 12:43 pm

Guess I could have added this link to a source of precut Lares reeds: https://upperduck.com/t/jj-lares-reeds

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Re: lARES t1 question

Postby plainsman » Mon May 03, 2021 3:18 pm

I'd have to say they hit it out of the park with the best sounding and least sticking calls....the reeds are a nice feature though :thumbsup:
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Re: lARES t1 question

Postby Rick Hall » Tue May 04, 2021 4:58 am

plainsman wrote:I'd have to say they hit it out of the park with the best sounding and least sticking calls....the reeds are a nice feature though :thumbsup:


Glad you've found a good fit for you.

The only Lares, regular-bore T-1 and Magnum Hen, I've owned weren't for me. Neither made a full season's audition. But my experience has me favoring cleaner, crisper calls than most folks want, and fresh cork has proven the cure for sticking with my "go-to"s.
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Re: lARES t1 question

Postby plainsman » Fri May 07, 2021 6:16 pm

Rick Hall wrote:
plainsman wrote:I'd have to say they hit it out of the park with the best sounding and least sticking calls....the reeds are a nice feature though :thumbsup:


Glad you've found a good fit for you.

The only Lares, regular-bore T-1 and Magnum Hen, I've owned weren't for me. Neither made a full season's audition. But my experience has me favoring cleaner, crisper calls than most folks want, and fresh cork has proven the cure for sticking with my "go-to"s.

so....here you are talking about their reed system...but yet fail to use it to your advantage....(shorter straight cuts...instead of dogears)...and the fact that Lares has taken corks out of the equation ....??....what are you using now?...
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Re: lARES t1 question

Postby Rick Hall » Sat May 08, 2021 5:17 am

plainsman wrote:
Rick Hall wrote:so....here you are talking about their reed system...but yet fail to use it to your advantage....(shorter straight cuts...instead of dogears)...and the fact that Lares has taken corks out of the equation ....??....what are you using now?...


Yep, there I was trying to be helpful...and here you are seemingly getting huffy and wrongly assuming I hadn't tried tuning my Lares calls to better suit me using their tune by numbers system, as well as my own reed cuts.

As noted in my initial post, our physiologies, methodologies and tone preferences are all apt to differ some. And of the however-many dozen calls I've experimented with over the years, there's been but one I can remember not being able to improve the shop tuning of for me. Which is why I went to the trouble of suggesting that you experiment with it yourself and offering a link to Lare's easy, pre-cut way of doing so.

The guys preferring longer than stock Lares reeds little doubt habitually put more air through a call and/or like a coarser tone than those preferring stock, or shorter, reeds. Where you fall on that scale only you can know or find out.

Re: where I am at, I prefer cleaner, more nimble calls than I've found any of the Lares I've spent time with. (The two mentioned earlier plus a friend's Hybrid and ACH.) It's much easier for me to dirty a call than clean one up, so I find greater versatility in the relatively clean, crisp ones. And my experience (every open duck day since '84) has me believing clean and crisp tones offer more real leverage than the rattle and rasp that what appears the great majority of hunters prefer.

Consequently, my most used call has long been a MVP I didn't expect to like in the field, and my second most used is a Daisy Cutter tuned much, much lighter than most would want. For really tall birds on really windy days I find I can get leverage farther downrange with the louder but no longer produced Stanley Deceiver, another inherently clean, crisp call, though not as nimble, at least in my hands, as the MVP.

The later of which is "neither here nor there". What matters is your best fit. Good luck with it.
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