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

    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

    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

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

    Matt_C Member

    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

    mingohunter Member

    I like echo timber , elite cache(Brad Allen ) and haydel Cajun sqeal, just my 2cents
  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. madduck87

    madduck87 Well-Known Member

    Elite Edge Double Reed
  16. MerganzerIL

    MerganzerIL New Member

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

    wooducksooie Well-Known Member

    Try Hobo. Good call with range.
  18. LLGuide

    LLGuide New Member

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

    d2 Well-Known Member

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