Location: PAWhat’s your go-to call this spring?
Mine, Light’s Out Anodized Aluminum in Padauk with Zebra Dymondwood Striker.
Joined: 10/14/2006I have a aluminum and carbon pot call that drives them NUTS!!!!
Joined: 2/22/2005When I do go (maybe once every 4 years) I take out the old M.A.D Heavy Metal.. Those birds come to it every time…
Joined: 9/16/2011I like mouth calls a TON! But, my box cutter hasn’t failed me yet.I am a hard core backwoodsman and pround of it, JACK!
Joined: 10/3/2006I have lost count of how many birds have fallen to my old slate and purple heart striker.
Location: MichiganI would have no problem ONLY taking my Jeff Fredrick diaphragm to the woods with me.
I basically use 3 calls all season…..the Jeff Fredrick, my Nature’s Echo copper pot, and my Lynch Fool Proof box.The one that they’re answering to that day.
M.L. Lynch Fool Proof is never left at home though.
Joined: 3/25/2009Diaphrams for me. Usually i have 3, the one i use 90 percent of the time, 2 more just to.change it up when they get finnicky. Always have a box call with me too.
Joined: 4/7/2008I’ve been using a Rod Benson Black Barker box call for 12 years now, and it has 11 notches in it for 11 successful spring seasons (all with a shotgun).
Tried the Knight and Hale “Fighting Purr” last fall and it pulled in a flock of hens which ended successfully also.
Tried diaphrams 2 seperate times, but just couldn’t make ‘em work AND can’t get over the gag reflex.
Joined: 9/19/2007Woodhaven Copperhead diaphram
Joined: 9/9/2004I have an old Lohman box call that I just love. Depending on the side you use, it sounds like two totally different hens. One side, young and sweet, the other side, old, raspy boss hen. Put a rubber band on and wiggle it for a passable gobble too.It's not how far you shoot, but how close you get.
Joined: 9/13/2005A nice hen peckin around on the ground in front of the blind!
As far as the man made calls, I prefer the box call for distance, but the slate call and glass call to bring em close!
Joined: 11/25/2005Quaker Boy Grand Ole Master (original pre 1980).
Location: Upstate NYTried diaphrams 2 seperate times, but just couldn’t make ‘em work AND can’t get over the gag reflex. [/quote]
Not to hijack the thread, but if you really want to master a diaphram call, you can without choking to death. Gaging is somewhat of a reflex action that you can learn to overcome. Start by placing the call on the roof of your mouth and leave in in for a few seconds (or wait until you gag) and remove it. Keep doing it over and over again. You will improve. Don’t worry about calling yet. As you are able to leave it in longer, place it further to the back of your mouth. You’ll still gag, but keep on doing it. And here is my disclaimer – DON’T INHALE and suck it into your airway! After you’ve done this a number of times, put it back in at the roof of your mouth and see if you still gag. This could take minutes or hours or days or weeks, but you can accomplish it. Once you’re comfortable with it in your mouth, you can start on making sounds with it. Some people never experience the gagging like you and me, but I’ve been using one now for almost 40 years and I’m still breathing with it in or out with no sense of discomfort. Good luck!
I still like putting & clucking with my Quaker Boy DD Adams double slate as well as my Lynch World Champion box call.
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