Echo open water

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  1. William Ball

    William Ball Refuge Member

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    after falling in love with my new breaker. I decided to try an echo open water. Man that thing is crazy loud. Let bit of a learning curve. But so far I really like it. Should be fun screaming at the ducks on reelfoot with everybody this year. What's your guys opinion on the open water
     
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  2. Greenhead Rocker

    Greenhead Rocker Elite Refuge Member

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    Open Water is a very underappreciated call. Especially since the XLT is almost as lound and can get much better low end. The Open Water was, I think, my first Echo and first acrylic call many years ago. Great call, but seems to be on the back burner for most guys...even big water hunters. A lot of that may have to do with Echo being more known for the timber style calls?? If you think the Open Water is loud, find an old EEL somewhere!
     
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  3. California Flyway

    California Flyway Elite Refuge Member

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    I remember at a duck club when late, alcohol fueled calling contests were going on back and forth between camps, that a particular, old, Echo open water I had could roll over the top of all calls with volume.
    Another call I wish I still had.
     
  4. stephen brown

    stephen brown Senior Refuge Member

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    Always thought the Echo Extra Loud poly SR was the same as Echo Open Water poly SR???
     
  5. Greenhead Rocker

    Greenhead Rocker Elite Refuge Member

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    Couldn't tell you about the poly calls, but the Open Water acrylic and the EEL acrylic were different calls.
     
  6. William Ball

    William Ball Refuge Member

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    I would like to try an XLT. I thought the open water call with the timber to finish with would be a great open water combo. And the breaker and timber for central my farm pond hunting. The only reason for wanting the loud call is for reelfoot which wehunt a bunch. Down their you scream at them all day. Lol.
     
  7. Greenhead Rocker

    Greenhead Rocker Elite Refuge Member

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    Sounds like you’ve got a solid set up right there. I wouldn’t feel unprepared for about any hunt with an open water, breaker, and timber.
     
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  8. William Ball

    William Ball Refuge Member

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    I hope so. I sure like the echo line. Compared to others I've tried. I have a hard time adding a lot voice any tips are welcome. The echos just seem ducky.
     
  9. Greenhead Rocker

    Greenhead Rocker Elite Refuge Member

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    I really don't put any voice into my calls. I have a buddy that used to want all his calls to be naturally very clear. He chose to put a lot of voice or growl into his calls. I usually just blow pretty much clean air and let the tuning of the call do it's job. I usually tune my calls stiff and raspy or request them that way if I buy from the call maker.
     
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  10. mpkowal

    mpkowal Senior Refuge Member

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    Amen to what Greenhead rocker said about the EEL,i pulled ducks from so far off with mine they never knew what hit em. I tryed to get Rick o sell me one but he insisted i get an open water,great call,just not an EEL.If I ever see one 4 sale I would buy it in a second.
     
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