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Should I get a "performance call", or "tim grounds super mag," or a "Todd Svoboda" or "Greg Keats" or "Sean Mann", or "winglock" or "Bill Saunders guide series"?

Or does it really matter since these are all nice calls? I am looking to spend up to $140 or so. I have hunted ducks more than geese, but should be moving to the Texas panhandle this summer and want to get good enough to part-time guide for some outfitters eventually. So I need a good call to work with. Any sugguestions?
 

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if you are willing to spend 140 I would highly suggest the zink paralyzer. My roomates girlfriend bought him one for christmas and it is by far the best call I have ever blown in my life. but I am sure that any of the other calls would work just as good.
 

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Absolutely no need to spend $140 on a goose call. I've been using a Winglock delrin for a while now and it's a fantastic call. I've also just received a cocobola call from Steve at
http://www.takeoff.to/waterfowlcallsbygoose
and it's also a damn fine call. I'd rate either of these two calls right up there with the best of them.Do your self a favor, look into them. Save a few $$$ without comprimising quality.
 

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does that call by steve stick?

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No, not at all. It's without a doubt, a truley fine call. I wouldn't reccomend it if it wasn't.Very easy to use,great tone and the reed breaks over really well.It just might take over the #1 spot on my lanyard. I haven't had a chance to hunt with it yet, but I have taken it out to the river and the geese really respond to it very well.
 

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well I presume you're looking for a short reed. I suggest one with a slightly longer exit barrel, such as a Bill Saunders Original, a Grounds LongMag, or even a Zink SR-1. All 3 guys will help you with a phone call too. even a Svoboda with the longer exit.

materials.... I like in this order 1-acrylic 2-cocobola 3-polyacrylic / abs 4-delrin

acrylic- lasts a life time low maintenance consistency you can grow into it as you get better
wood coco- slightly more mellow a bit more resonant easier to get going as a 1st call easier 'buzz' .....improves with age kinda like furniture

polyacrylic- very similar to acrylic for a plastic cheaper some types are actually as hard-harder if the carbon content is hi

delrin- softer sounding call than acrylic mimics a inbetween acrylic-wood imho a cheaper material
 

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I would suggest either the Foiles Strait Meat or the new Winglock longneck in acrylic is a good deal 100 shipped with a lanyard and key chain.
 

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toddbuntly,
I would have to agree with taronman go with a Foiles Straight Meat.
Man what a call I have had mine for 2 years now it was worth every penny I spent, Best call I have owned you get what you pay for just my 2 cents.
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Can somebody compare the Foiles Strait Meat Honker and Fred Zink's little man? I will be hunting mostly lessers in the panhandle of Texas. Thanks for all the input...here and elsewhere I am hearing tons of good stuff about Foiles Strait Meat.
 

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I would be able to compare the SMH to the Zink little man for you. I have owned both but you couldnt get me to sell my foiles for anything. I really like the zink little man as well but I needed the money to buy the zink duck call. The little man seemed to take a little bit more air and I wasnt as able to handle the up and down as I can the foiles. If you are looking for a call I would 100% recomend the Foiles Strait Meat Honker. It was worth every penny I payed for it. Its a very easy blowning goose call. I have blown on all of Jeff's other calls except for the Meat Cutter, his flute and I prefer the SMH. I have also used all of the Zink calls as well but non rival the SMH. Thats just me though, everyone blows different but thats my opinion.
 

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As far as picking the right call, you need to blow the calls you think you will like. Everyone is different, and some guys like calls that others don't. Go to a store, a show, or just try some buddies calls. That's why they make so many different calls.

As far as a SMH vs Little Man, is is not quite an apples to apples comparison. The SMH is a lower call, and the LM is a higher pitched call. SMH to SR-1 (paralizer) is a closer comparison. I have and like them both very much, two of my favorite calls.
 

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dont mean to sound like a broken record but i like all sean mann calls the sound great perform all the sounds of a goose i would go with that a shorty sweet talker or shoreman
 
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