Open vs closed reed
Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:58 AM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:03 AM
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:17 AM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:49 AM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:20 PM
I've had lots of coyotes called in with mouth calls, mostly by beginners, that sounded gawd awful. Plus, I used to make a LOT more stands than I do today & mostly with mouth calls, so this (higher # of stands) may have contributed to the higher # of dogs with mouth calls(vs an e caller). Maybe?
And yes, mouth calls crap out, some worse than others. The double reed (vs single) seems to be worse, but also could be my imagination on that. I personally prefer the closed reed due to their simplicity and ruggedness. Plus they still sound good! Open reeds have to be semi-pampered or the reed can be destroyed. At least in my case. lol
Open reeds are indeed more versatile & I always have at least one on me, but I seldom use them. And while I agree on the versatility of the open reed, I do not need that. I have excellent coyote vocals & other sounds on my foxpro, & only need a mouth call for rabbit distress. Also, some of my closed reed calls are very loud, & can't imagine an open reed being much, if any louder. But hey?
So, I guess what I am trying to say is, than while you may, or may not have called in more dogs with a mouth call, it may also have something to do with other circumstances... bad luck, no coyotes in the area, educated-tough to call coyotes, moon, wind, poor stand selection etc.
Anyhow, I always have and use both mouth & e caller on me. However, today, I use my e caller 90+% of the time. It's just too convenient & potentially more successful... taking the attention off the hunter for an easier (ambush) shot, and being able to hold the weapon steadier from not being exhausted from blowing on a mouth call for 10 minutes or longer etc.
I guess both have their place, and much likely has to do with personal preference. Along with, there are always some draw backs to everything, no matter how good a certain item is. Plus going with whatever brings one the most confidence & pleasure.
Hope this helps, and good luck
Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:23 PM
beat a open reed call for talking to them. Never had a E Caller yet seems like too much of a bother.Your eyes are always looking at the remote insted of looking for the coyote. ,well Shoot it's eyes. I never seen one come into a E caller yet.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 02:30 PM
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Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:02 PM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:16 PM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:52 PM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 05:16 PM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 08:17 PM
It also reminds me of why I often, but not always, mix things up on one stand when a single sound isn't working. IE; distress rabbit not working & switch to howls & perhaps followed up with puppy yipes that end up bringing them in(when distress rabbit didn't). Stuff like that... To me, coyote vocals only adds another dimension & more fun & excitement to our sport.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:05 AM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:55 PM
My usual go to call is the ol critr call pee wee. Doesn't take a lot of wind to use. Also Verminator Tweety. easy to use as well.
As for sounds...tough to improve on a JS cottontail, Jack or bird sound.
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