Senior Refuge Member
- May 17, 2020
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- SE Tennessee
Trying new calls is great, and I'm not trying to discourage it, but that Quackhead will easily make the type of sounds you mention once you actually learn to operate it. Some calls do it easier, but they give up something else. By all means, buy a call with a 1/4" bore to play with, but also stick with that Quackhead. It will make all the sounds from a mainstreet hail to snotty little hens. Once you really master it, you'll find the sweet spots in other calls easily.
I have a "New" Old Style Butch handed me when they were first coming out that I pick up and play with every now and then because it's so much fun.
I have been thinking about this. As much as I would love to get a top-notch wood call this offseason, I also realize it's not strictly necessary for me to become a better hunter---for my 2nd season I may be better off just getting a 1/4" poly to add to my lanyard. More money for used dekes now that I'll be able to take more than I can carry on my back.
This past week I've gotten to where I can "bounce" with the J-frame. Still working on consistency, doing it better, and unsure if I'm adding too much of what people call "voice" to the call. But it feels good to be getting somewhere.