<P>It doesn't matter if your new or old to this game, you need a call that is reliable and sounds like a duck. It also depends on how much money you wish to spend. You can spend some big bucks on calls that are absolute garbage. I have gone the distance and spent a small fortune on my calls. I use the Foiles timber rattler for soft calling and flooded timber, I also have the strait meat mallard for normal calling and the strait street for long range calling. I find I use the timber rattler most of the time and it is realitively inexpensive, I think you can pick one up for around $ 60 - 70. Or you can try some of the Primos calls, they are pretty good if your just starting out.</P>
<P style="MARGIN: 0px">You have many choices out there. Price, single reed, double reed, wood, plastic, acrylic & etc.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">For hunting, I use a Flaherty Custom call which cannot be found anywhere except from the me or the young man that makes them. I do not expcept a commission for selling them for him, but personally think it is the best custom call out there for duck hunting. I judge contests and can tell you it is not good for contests unless it is a meat calling competition. You cannot get the high ends needed for calling judges, but just enough for calling ducks. Easiest call I have ever taught anyone to use. Very ducky, can be soft or loud. Truly custom made and beautiful & durable. If interested in seeing them, check out my web site on the recomended products page. Good luck and enjoy the experience. God Bless........Jim</P>
I would also say Haydels Dr -85, or HS Bill collecter. You may also want to find a call that comes with an instructional CD that will help you call. I bought a Buck Gardner Double Reed call, A 6 in 1 call and the instructional CD at the Crane Creek show last week for $ 6 for a friend. I also seen at Cabelas in Wheeling they are selling a similar combo Haydels DR- 85, A instructional tape and I think A goose call. Good Luck <br>
<P>Well thanks all for the information, got the dr-85, sounds pretty darn good for a 14 dollar call. I can allready get some decent sound out of it, so it can't be all that bad. I now just have to figure out the zinc power maximus polycarb, sounds horrible in my hands so far. Thanks again.</P>
I have a DR-85 next to some expensive calls on my lanyard, and it is the first call I grab for every time. Only bummer is that it locks up pretty fast when its wet, well for me at least...I keep a spair in my satchel...Very Good sounding call and very inexpensive!<br>
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