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Today i hunted with a guy that could blow a flute better than ive heard most blow a short reed. He says he will only blow it on sunny windless days. Only reason i can think of is that its not as loud as a short reed. Made me bust out the flute and put it back on the lanyard.
so my question how many of you guys blow a flute, and can switch right back to a short reed? it tough i mix the two up when i try that
 

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I currently blow a flute and that's what I've blown every since I started goose hunting. I am starting to get more interested in blowing a short reed just because I have heard you can make so many more sounds with them, but I don't ever want to not be able blow my flute. It's like an old reliable. Won't leave home without it.
 

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I mainly blow short reeds now but, on windy days iI have ahd very good luck geting a flocks attention with a flute and then normally will finish them with a short reed. Jeff Foiles has a flute called the meat cutter, it has a flute sound that blows kind of like a short reed. You don't flip your toung but you do have to puff your cheeks. Its been to my experiace the best call for any one person simply is the call they can make sound like a goose. Just my 2 cents.

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From my experience you can make almost the same sounds as a short reed, they just dont flow together as well. On the meatcutter, why would you pay 150 bucks for a flute? I dont have any exerience with foiles, as i blow Grounds and Zink, but it just seems pretty stiff to pay 150 for a flute. The flute i have is a grounds guides best, how bout you guys
 

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A freind of mine bought the meat cutter and could not adapt from going back and forth to his short reed so he gave it to me. I agree I would not spend 150 for a flute but, I can make all the sounds that Shawn Stahl makes on his honker talk video with it. It is just like a short reed with a lower more gutteral sound.

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The guides best is definitely a good flute that is what i blow, it is definitely a killin call if the conditions are right
 

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Only one flute still hangs on my lanyard. About 8 or so years ago, I purchased a Gary McCree modified Olt A-50... it's similar to a Grounds Guides Best only better. It's super easy blowing and I can do almost everything with it that I can with my short reeds. I love that call for calm days and close work... the geese seem to love it too. :wink:
 

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I have an old Rich n Tone flute that I got from L.L. Bean abt 11 yrs ago. It was tuned by Ron Weinike (who also provided a terrific "how to" tape). Too bad that RnT no longer offers this flute; I swear by it. I mostly blow the lay down (the gutteral "dah, dah, dah...") & the comeback w/ it - deadly. This was one of the best flutes. If any of youns can get a used one, buy it. It's almost keeping me from buying a short reed.
 

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ShortReed said:
Only one flute still hangs on my lanyard. About 8 or so years ago, I purchased a Gary McCree modified Olt A-50... it's similar to a Grounds Guides Best only better. It's super easy blowing and I can do almost everything with it that I can with my short reeds. I love that call for calm days and close work... the geese seem to love it too. :wink:
I love the P.S. Olt on a foggy day. I can lead them right in, 20 yards right over the pit.
 
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