Troy ran a class a few years back that several from here attended. New callers up to advanced callers said it was well worth the money.
Duck Calling Workshop - Instructor: Troy Taylor
Sponsored by the Prado Basin HRC Club
Sunday, Sept 30th - 8 am to 4pm at Raahauge’s Shooting Enterprises
Cost: Prado Basin HRC Members: $110 Non-members: $125
Troy will also bring several of his hand turned acrylic calls for sale at 50.00 each.
In order to ensure enough one-on-one instruction there is a 20 person limit
First come first serve – No walk-ins – Lunch provided
Secure your spot ASAP by contacting John Fithian before sending in your money
A 50$ Dollar deposit is required by Aug 24th 2012 to hold your spot
Your Instructor: Troy Taylor has been making calls that have been used by guides and competition callers alike. Taylor Talkers Calls won the Grand National Call Makers Contest in 2002 and 2005. Troy Taylor himself won the Washington State Calling Championship in 2000 and in 2004, his calls have won the Washington State Contest 5 years in a row, along with other contests around the country.
You will learn: The physics of duck calls, how they work, how and when to tune a call. Everyone from novices to experts will learn from this class, practicing a variety of simple exercises and drills. Learning how to "talk" to ducks will be demonstrated, along with information and tips on duck calling competitions. THIS IS A HANDS ON WORKSHOP.
Types of calls in use-Plastic reed-Arkansas Style-Metal reed calls of Tennessee-The physiology of calls and the caller-Call construction and parts-Why a call works or doesn't work-What is required to make it play-The physics of call operation-The physics of the call and the caller and how they must balance each other
How to control pressure and air stream velocity-proper lip, tongue, and finger positions-Correct breathing techniques-How to produce hi-hard, clean, and crisp notes-Imitating the feeding chuckle-Cleaning and adjusting your call-Call tuning-Plus much more.
What to bring: You are encouraged to bring: sharp scissors, razor knife, a note book to take your notes, and your favorite call. Note, the tuning and reed cutting sections are for a single reed call.
Event questions should be directed to John Fithian email email@example.com
or call (818) 720-1364