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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    have hunted with guys that can make a Haydel DR-85 or a PS Olt (both about 20 bucks) sound like Lee Loughnane on trumpet (from the musical group Chicago)
    I have way more calls than I should. Got a nice collection of historic calls: several Dennisons, Iverson's , olts etc. and many others. All fun. My go to call is a DR-85 for hunting. 20 bucks at Walmart. Easy to blow, ducky sound. As Chris said, it is what works best for you. Learn the "lazy Susan" (come back) on ANY call and mallards will respond. I will take a call over decoys in most situations. Learning curve for many.


    I just purchased my most expensive call on Saturday. Wasn't easy for me-a speck call made by Basin (Ricer). I have several cheap speck calls, but must admit this one stands far above the rest. 100 bucks-OUCH! Easy to blow for me, as I tend to "grunt" into a call. Might not be the best choice for everyone.

    The price however, should not be your determining factor. There is a guy here in Cali (Billy Guinquinto) that blows the olt. Makes it sound like a refuge of ducks. I can't do that with that call.

    Chose the one that works for you, and the cheaper the better!
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    Still blowin a Paul Kingyon.
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    A couple of my favorites are Watkins, and Snazz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    have hunted with guys that can make a Haydel DR-85 or a PS Olt (both about 20 bucks) sound like Lee Loughnane on trumpet (from the musical group Chicago)
    DR-85 was my first call...I've bought many calls since, but I still have an "85" on my lanyard.
    It cheap,easy to use and SOUNDS LIKE A DUCK!
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    Too many great custom call makers to buy off the shelf. I really like my Todd Alof and Cold Front Calls.
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    I just got the Hayes Little Bad Azz. It is awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartazoo View Post
    Too many great custom call makers to buy off the shelf. I really like my Todd Alof and Cold Front Calls.
    I have one of Todd's calls too.
    I took me a while, but it sounds very good.
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    where do yall find these indivdual call makers? Where do they advertise? or is it just word of mouth type thing?
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    Robin check out the 2 second post there was a link. Great stuff.

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    Robin go to Refuge forum and then go to Duck and Goose calls, there's plenty of custom call makers at the top of the page advertising
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