Haydel calls smell....

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  1. OneShotBandit

    OneShotBandit Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    My Hunting Buddy’s son wants to learn to call ducks & geese,so I’m gonna give him a plastic DC dbl reed call, a RNT Quackhead Goozilla & a Haydel VTM-88 which I liked so well that I bought 4 of them! Anyway the plastic seems like vomit & it’s never been used. Has anyone done anything to get the smell out of the Haydels? I’ve killed a lot of ducks in my early years- I like that Variable tone. I must have over 100 lower cost calls im my collection. DO NOT READ THAT TO MEAN CHEAP! :fp
     
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    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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    Ahhh, the old smelly Haydel call thread.:doh
    It's been a while since we had one of these threads pop up.
    I'm pretty sure if you soak it in some Jose Cuervo that it will smell like the old days of partying, you can remanence about the fond memories of yesteryear. :yes:l:l:l
    Or you can try soaking it in'cider for 3 to 5 minutes.:tu
     
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    3 to 5 minutes??,,, daaang , you are Da Man:bow:bow,,,, i'd have to go 3 times to make 5 minutes and that includes the cigarette after each time:l:l:l
     
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    OneShotBandit Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I was going to do a search, but I felt lucky! ;)
     
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    I recall reading here it was uv inhibitor that smelled. Don't think they've smelled that way in 10 yrs. speaking of new calls.
     
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    OneShotBandit Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    That’s interesting as these calls are from the early 90’s! Thx for the heads up. I guess he’ll just have to get over it! They are some nice sounding calls for the $$$. Killed a few ducks w/them (and a Yentzen).
     
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    I'll Trade you a new dr-85 for one of those vtm. Is it the clear vtm or the black/ dark grey?
     
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    Green Duck Truck Washington State Moderator Moderator

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    I started a post on the vomit-smelling Haydels years ago! Funny that it's still an issue. :l:yes
     
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    These are calls I bought in the early ‘90s.
     
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    Kind of like a new cooler, the old ones had to "off gas." ;) They have killed a jillion ducks, though. ;)
     

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