So i was wondering if anyone would like to give me thier opinion on what they feel is the best all around duck call. I am fairly new to duck calling so i want to practice during the off season. I have an Echo Trash talker that i used last season the most. Last season was my first and i am totally hooked i cant wait to get out in the blind again!
I started learning how to duck call this year and bought the duck picker from duck commander i like and im still learning tho. But from what i learned this season, a duck whistle is amazing!! with a few peeps of the whistle i had a couple teal about 100 yards away swing over to me, i missed 3 shots was beyond pissed blew on the whistle again teal swong around and flew at me again, this time he was dusted....anyways id recommend the duck picker and a whistle
Yea the whistle is a must have, i have a duck commander 6 in 1 whistle and a primos high roller. Both of them worked great last season.
The whistle is must have call in ca plus it also doubles as a quail locator call
Welcome to the world of waterfowling and the never ending list of tools we use.
Sounds like you guys are on the right track, any call by Echo is good and everyone out here needs to have a whistle. That being said, you can spend a fortune buying different callsdepending on single or double reed, types of woods or acrylics, shapes and loudness. IMHO, starting out a double reed will be very forgiving and you can always step up to a single reed call. I collect calls and have a box full of meat calls as well as I turn and make my own.
It is truly an addicting sport and once bitten there is no end to what you can buy as it changes every year.
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I prefer the rnt's they make good calls
There is some good info on beginner (and more advanced) calls in an article I wrote. You can read it here:
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I bought the Buck Gardner Double Nasty II with the instruction video and a key fob with the different calls on it. It's great for praticing in the car. I liked it so much I boufgt the honker call too.
Zink calls makes just about the best sounding calls on the market. Some are affordable, and others are worth the price for a high end call! Their customer service is awesome too!
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Personally I have a love/hate relationship with calls. By that I mean that I hate it when some ding-dong in the next blind, who doesn't know how to call, starts blowing a mallard call, making it sound like Wiley Coyote is choking Daffy Duck and there isn't even a bird in the air at the time. Like that will magically make some duck appear out of nowhere. Even worse is when he does it when you've got birds looking at your decoys or coming in towards you and he spooks them into the next county. On the other hand, I love it when the guy in the next blind knows how to do it, it can be nothing but good for me as, at the very least, he'll draw birds in towards all of us. As for myself, I've tried to learn but I have never been able to master calling worth a damn so, I don't call. I guess it takes some musical talent or something that I just can't master. I think bad calling is much worse then no calling, therefore I call not. The only calls I usually use are a pintail whistle and, very rarely, a goose call, which I can blow at least half way decently. If you're going to use a call please, please, please be sure you can blow it at least half way decently and know when to use it.
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I'm still pretty much a newb duck caller, but I love my RNT Alpha 2. Super ducky sounding, and not too loud. It's really forgiving, which makes a crap duck caller like me sound a lot better. Only problem is that it's really expensive. I've heard many people say that the Buck Gardner double reed is pretty sweet, and it's cheap.
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Echo Timber.....sweet...easy to blow. Get the wood calls....acrylics are tougher to blow.
Find one that you're comfortable with and learn how to really use it. You'll probably need a couple for various conditions, but the main thing is don't buy into the hype...the caller makes the call good much more often than the other way around. I use 3 different mallard calls, one for long range/attention grabbing and then 2 others for finishing.
look them up on youtube. go to their website and cut that price in half. It's not the kum duck your granddaddy blew.