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Closed reed predator calls, how long do the reeds last?

Old 08-11-2004, 04:06 PM
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Default Closed reed predator calls, how long do the reeds last?

I'm looking for a good predator call for coyotes, was wondering about Sceery's APC-5 (I think it is) jackrabbit distress call, I've been told that in closed reed calls the reeds ware out over time and need to be replaced every now and agian, was wondering roughly how long they last? And if I'm better off getting a hard to use open reed call?
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Old 08-11-2004, 06:32 PM
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Default RE: Closed reed predator calls, how long do the reeds last?

There are many variables. How hard you use the call, how clean you keep it, etc. I've had some reeds last years and others had to be replaced after very little use. I've been calling for 35+ years now and if I were starting out today, knowing what I know, I'd use a custom made call as they sound different & better than over-the-counter calls.

Here is a Yellerdog YDD-2. This is an incredibly easy call to use and won't freeze up in cold weather like a closed reed call will.


Here is a closed reed set (longrange & squeeker) from Bearmanric. He also makes turned wood calls. All of them sound great!

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Old 08-11-2004, 08:31 PM
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Default RE: Closed reed predator calls, how long do the reeds last?

Very few people will ever use a closed reed call enough to wear it out. Keep the debris out of them and they will usually last a long time!
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