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Yep. Short reeds sound a lot more realistic than flutes.

You are also able to cover a wider range of goose vocal notes with a short reed.

I wish my buddies would try a little harder and learn how to blow one.....

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yeahh i got the flute type to call in the ones that sit down 10 yards outa the deks.. but it just doesnt sound right.. i love my short reed but its a little to high pitched for getting the sitters to swim twards the blind.. anything i can do er what??

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You can take your short reed in to sporting goods store and have them tune it for you. You can do quite a bit to effect the pitch. You may also want to jump up to a Foiles or equivalent polycarbonate, they are pretty affordable and sould way better than the Hammer.

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I agree with maxxed out about trying a foiles or even a zink poly call. You might try growling a little more into the hammer for a deeper tone. I am not an expert goose caller by any means. I have some hunting buddies that can grab my calls and make the sounds I sometimes struggle with. Keep practicing and listening to instructional and hunting dvd's. The notes you want are in there somewhere! I find it very difficult to switch back and forth between a short reed and a flute call. The two types of calls require very different types of air.

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Agreed you will have your best success by putting that flute into retirement and going with the short reed. I would also just concentrate getting the basics down, don't worry about the fast stuff because that will come once you are fluent in the basics, (moans, feeder, clucks, comeback etc.)

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I was in the same spot last year and finally decided to put the flute in the gun bag as a back up or for someone else who wants to come with. The short reed transition was probably the hardest to get used to, but trust me its all worth. Its nice to see people in town look up when you drive by calling instead of at you. whistle

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I had been using a RNT polymer goose call ,but the other day I picked up a Zink Power Clucker PC-1 Molded Polycarbonate and as soon as I blew it I knew it was coming home with me.The constricted, straight-bore mouthpiece produces sharp clucks and double clucks very well. My old man was a little hesitant about me buying it, but we will see what he thinks when the honkers on locked up ten yards away from us this fall.

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