I have been blowing a lares for a couple years and can definitely work ducks with it. I just got back from Arkansas hunting with a buddy of mine who is a great caller. I tried his call and had a hard time getting a duck out of it. It was a single reed as well and a lot of the calls I have been messing with lately seem to operate different then mine. I want to get another call to practice on and make sure I am presenting my air properly. I would like to eventually be able to pick up any call and blow it well. I have been looking at the RM calls as they seems to be held in high regards around here. Do they run more like a typical J frame single reed or are they super raspy and require "clean air" just like the lares? I am basically looking for another call that is similar to most in the way it runs as I hear a lot of people talk about how lares and cut downs require different techniques and I learned on a lares. Thanks for any feedback and I hope this makes sense.