Taking care of your speck calls is important. Spit, food particles, sugar from drinks, and tobacco products can hinder your calls performance. I hunted in the rain all weekend so I pulled the inserts out and took a toothbrush and some dawn dish washing liquid and some warm water and cleaned my reeds and toneboards to remove any residue and also cleaned out the barrel bores to free up anything that could have been blown into the toneboard. Continue Reading
We asked our pro staff to share with us their favorite speck call and why. The response was interesting to see all the different call makers mentioned. All of these calls are great and it goes to show you really have to try them and find the right one for you. Check out what they had to say.
Alex Fuselier from Kaplan, LA writes:
We use Riceland Custom Calls for our goose calls. The design with the big bore allows for a good range of volume and tones. They can be tuned easier to run for beginners, or opened up for avid callers. They offer different calls and materials to suit our needs. The acrylic and delrin calls have a sharp, crisp sound. The polycarb speck call is the perfect call for someone looking to get into calling specks. It’s affordable but still has the quality sound of all Riceland Calls. The proof is in the produce.
Here are some tips for calling at specks from several of our pro-staff.
Ricky Bourque says “if you mess up on a note don’t stop, the sudden stop will draw more attention than continuing with a bad note, continue what you were doing there are always some specks that make odd sounds that you can mimic. Also if a bird is tough to work let the bird get a far distance out and then hit the bird very hard with yodels and see about bringing them back. Lots of times their curiosity gets the best of them.”
Brady Duhon recommends “When calling specks try to find the same note to answer their calling with and birds will be more responsive to the call. Calling at a high pitch when they are going away from you to try and get their attention is ok, but once you Continue Reading
Pacific White Fronted Geese, “Tar Bellies”, “Speckebellies”, or “Specks” is what we call them. Regardless of the name you choose, the Pacific White Fronted Goose population has made a huge comeback in last 15 to 20 years. While these birds are now and have historically been numerous and plentiful in the Pacific flyway, they are also showing impressive population increases in the Central and Mississippi flyways.
Nathan Kreshon talks speck calling 101, literally using a brand new JJ Lares speck call right off the shelf at Presleys Outdoors!