Another Speck call thread

Discussion in 'Duck & Goose Calling Forum' started by DTAMFS, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. DTAMFS

    DTAMFS Refuge Member

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    In this thread, let's discuss poly speck calls. Looking to use it one or 2 times time a year, so I saw the Zink and the Quackhead, but need more input.

    Anything else I should look at?
     
  2. auto5

    auto5 Elite Refuge Member

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    auto5 Elite Refuge Member

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  4. volsquackhead

    volsquackhead Senior Refuge Member

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    How much are you wanting to spend on a call?
     
  5. DTAMFS

    DTAMFS Refuge Member

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    Under 50
     
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  6. California Flyway

    California Flyway Elite Refuge Member

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  7. Rick Hall

    Rick Hall Elite Refuge Member

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    When the first RNT polys were introduced and initially went for $10, I sold the two acrylics that were then the darlings of the speck world (including the Gaston Craig's man was then winning on), and used one for a few seasons before moving on. May well have the same internal measurements as the Olt Predator call some old speck killers still carry, and was a comfortable fit for this one accustomed to running an Olt.

    If you spend more to move up to something with a wider 5/8" toneboard, you may well flatten the operational learning curve, but if you're determined to stick with an inexpensive 1/2" call, Haydel's SP-04 may have been the most forgiving of those I've tried.
     
  8. CA Birdman

    CA Birdman Elite Refuge Member

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    Forget the call, let's move to the basics - going to operate said spec call 1 to 2 times a year. Can you currently operate or run a spec call. Yes Specs are very vocal birds but it does take some time and practice to replicate the calling of a spec. The old adage buy once versus twice comes into play and having more in the tank with little more expensive call may be worth it. So will you having a spec call help or hurt your hunting. It sounds easy enough and specs are vocal and if you can hit the right notes, they will work better than a mallard, but one wrong note and goodbye. I hold my own, my son I think is now half spec.

    I think I have a used Riceland poly in drawer I would sell. Never quite sure as my son trades out of my call drawer without telling me sometimes.
     
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  9. mrmallerd

    mrmallerd Elite Refuge Member

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    You will not be disappointed if you step up to a Riceland or a Redbone.
     
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    mrmallerd Elite Refuge Member

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    You will not be disappointed if you step up to a Riceland or a Redbone.
     
  11. Big Gun

    Big Gun Senior Refuge Member

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    Great advise above, just buy a poly Riceland like I did last, but
    make it your first. I
    started with a Chine Calle, Primos, Haydel x2 then got smart. Did not actually call in my first Spec until I learned to blow that Riceland!
     
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  12. volsquackhead

    volsquackhead Senior Refuge Member

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    This is great advice.

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