Duck Call

Discussion in 'Waterfowl Hunting' started by longspurs, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. longspurs

    longspurs Super Member<br>2010-11 Deer Hunting Contest Winne

    Ok it's been years since I bought a new call and I love my single reed, but I've kinda got the urge to get a double reed. What's the best acrylic double reed today that won't stick?
     
  2. crookedwillar

    crookedwillar Well-Known Member

    Hard to beat a Good Echo but the cheaper polycarbonate sound more like real ducks than acrylic to me in any brand and I too prefer single reed just my 2cents worth
     

  3. flippinhntr

    flippinhntr Well-Known Member

    I am a huge RNT fan and only have RNT's on my lanyard, but do not buy their Alpha 2 dbl reed or the Macro Hen dbl. these calls do not sound good. Myself, I don't care for Echo calls, but a friend that I hunt with all the time has an Echo Meat Hanger dbl and it sounds very good.
     
  4. willtim

    willtim Well-Known Member

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    Timber Boss. Go see Eddie in Bald Knob.
     
  5. longspurs

    longspurs Super Member<br>2010-11 Deer Hunting Contest Winne

    I'm an RNT man and these two were the ones I was lookin at. May not now.
     
  6. longspurs

    longspurs Super Member<br>2010-11 Deer Hunting Contest Winne

    Who makes this call?
     
  7. shakey

    shakey Well-Known Member

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    Im pretty sure timber boss uses echo inserts.
     
  8. flippinhntr

    flippinhntr Well-Known Member

    I don't know why but they just don't sound good. My son just traded an Alpha 2 for a Short Barrel. The A2 was brand new when he got it and it just never had a good sound. I bought a MacroHen a cpl years ago and got rid of it quick. Neither of them were very loud and just wasn't what we were looking for. Now their cheap line, Quackhead, has a great sounding poly dbl reed. It sounds very good for a $20 call.
     
  9. willtim

    willtim Well-Known Member

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    Eddie Leonard in Bald Knob. He does not use ECHO inserts.
     
  10. Matt_C

    Matt_C Member

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    Longspurs, I posted in the classified section about wanting trade or sell an echo meat hanger, it's a double reed. It sounds great, but could probably use a tuning. I've called in plenty of ducks with it but I'm looking to switch to their wooden timber single reed. It was a $140 call, been used 2 seasons and it's up for grabs if you're looking for a cheaper way to a good call
     
  11. mingohunter

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    I like echo timber , elite cache(Brad Allen ) and haydel Cajun sqeal, just my 2cents
     
  12. mingohunter

    mingohunter Member

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  13. dryoga

    dryoga Well-Known Member

    I collect calls. Selecting a duck call is an individual thing. I buy every call made in Arkansas I can find whether it is an old call like a Taylor Made, or a new call from a call maker starting out. If possible, I will try and find one that I think I can blow that sounds good to me. If I were going to buy a call just to hunt with, I would go where several calls from different makers were available and blow a bunch of them (10+) to find one that suited me. To me, ever call is different. I mean from one RNT Alpha 2 to a different RNT Alpha 2. I used to go to different call maker's shop like Taylor, Twiddle, White and try several of their calls till I found one that sounded good to me. When I say I buy every Arkansas call I can find, I mean if I don't already have one in my collection. I am just not brand loyal when it comes to call. There many different elements that give a call its sound out side of the caller. Back in the day, I might try 15 Hambone Calls from Mr. Amaden in Hazen to find one I liked.
     
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  14. crackshot82

    crackshot82 Moderator<br>2006 Photo Contest Winner<br>2007 Pho Staff Member

    My RNT sounds good but sticks horrible. I quit carrying it because it's so bad. I'm prefer echo myself.
     
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  15. bullcreekboy

    bullcreekboy Well-Known Member

    Folks will laugh I'm sure, but I still use an old rich-n-tone 2, the ones that were 15 bucks at Wally World back in the day. When mine was stolen about 14 years ago, I bought a quackhead, but it sticks bad. I turned to eBay and paid $40 for a rnt2 still in the package.
     
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  16. madduck87

    madduck87 Well-Known Member

    Elite Edge Double Reed
     
  17. MerganzerIL

    MerganzerIL New Member

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    All waterfowl single reed calls need tuning to get the best sound. There are some great call tuning instructive sites on the web.
     
  18. wooducksooie

    wooducksooie Well-Known Member

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    Try Hobo. Good call with range.
     
  19. LLGuide

    LLGuide New Member

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    What is needed to convert an Echo Timber double reed to a single reed?
     
  20. d2

    d2 Well-Known Member

    I'm a an Elite fan also, great calls...d2