The best call is what fits you and the sound you are after. I have calls I really like, that my buddy doesn't and vice versa. Are you after a high or low pitch, mellow or sharp tones, etc. A call can have everything you are after, but if you don't like how it blows, move on. There are plenty of other calls that will probably work better for you.
Try to find a place that lets you try calls and see what you like. Don't worry about what name is on it but what really fits you best.
bgoldhunter is right. There is no best call. It is all a matter of personal preference. What works for me might not work for you. I love Zink calls but you may try them and hate them. You just need to go somewhere and try as many calls as you can and find what fits you best.
Recently I've come to like my Tru-Tone alot. Its the best call, especially for the money, the poly-carb is like thirty bucks. and compared to the grounds polycarb super mag for 70, the difference is like night and day.
As others have posted the best goose call is the call you are the most confident with. Having said that there is no doubt in my mind that a skilled short reed caller with out call the best flute caller. If you hunt in a competitive environment, best start off with a short reed as blowing flutes will only reinforce poor calling habits. As far as tone goes, I have to agree with Shawn Stahl. Higher pitched calls kill geese, lower pitched calls win contests. Short Reed calls are readily available from $25.00 to $200 and some like th GK Jack Miners will cost ya more than that. You don't always get what you pay for. Scott Thrienen won many contest with a Tim Grounds SuperMag Polycarb. He now also uses a Tim Grounds ProMag. Many call manufacturers produce both high end acrylics and lower end inexpensive polycarbs, delrin or injection molded calls that may or may not have the exact same guts as its acrylic versions. There are many great calls out there and my best advice is to get into the short reeds and truly learn and practice with them. Find the whole tone range that the call is capable of. You can sound plenty "goosey" with higher toned calls. There are many great instructional tools like Shawn Stahls Honker Talk and Fred Zinks Ancient art of Paralizing as well as Dave Smiths Breathrough II. As in everything else, practice, practice, practice.
With out beating a dead horse. As a call maker I believe most call guts are pretty much the same. They all can be tuned correctly or incorrectly. Most of the BEST ones are in my opinion hype. The call maker is well known or has the $$$ to get their name out there. I could probably put my guts in one of the well known calls out there or vice versa and you would not know the difference.
Just my opinion and please if I offended anyone, especialy call makers I apologize. I respect most of you, you have all paved the road.
i agree with c-dubb he tell's the truth.you experienced call maker's paved the way for us.and i thank-you.now it's time for the new-breed to take over.this is my opinion.still wanna get a call from me bernie????it's a short-reed. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :wink: :wink:
NOW GUYS REMERBER SEAN MANNS EASTERN SHOREMAN IS A LONG CALL NOT A FLUTE. IT HAS WON ITS SHARE OF WORLD TITLES AND THE FIRST WORLD CHAMPION OF CHAMPION IN EASTON MD. SO PLEASE FELLOWS DONT PUT US ON THE BACK BURNER . :beer:
I'll second that, Winglocks are great calls. The delrin has been my go to call for a while now.....deep and goosey.Steve from http://www.takeoff.to/waterfowlcallsbygoose
also makes great calls. I got a cocobola call from him a little while ago. Let me tell you, it's right up there with the best of them. It's really giving my Winglock a run for it's money.
Hey Setter, :welcome: It's good to see you made it over here. I haven't seen you around lately. How did your season go??
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