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Performance Calls Fast Talker Goose Call
If your in the market for a short reed goose call look no further then the “Fast Talker” goose call from Performance Calls. I’ve owned Foiles Straight Meat, Lynch Mob Reaper, Sean Mann Shorty’s and the Fast Talker goose call is the one call I reach for more often then all the others. Now you need to understand that everyone is different in the way they blow a call and you will just have to find the one that is most comfortable for you. Compared to other calls, you can get your hands on a Fast Talker with an instructional CD for only $97 – Normally the price is $124.95 according to the Performance Calls website.
My advice: Go down to your local sporting goods store and ask them to let you blow some of the calls. Every sporting goods store that sells premium goose calls will more then likely allow you to pull out the calls and see if they fit the bill.
Price: Just because a goose call is $200 doesn’t mean it’s the best goose call for you, I’ve spent as much as $175 on a goose call only to throw it against a wall an hour after UPS delivered it. I spent $97 with Performance Calls for my Fast Talker and I absolutely love the call. I know guys that can sucker Sky Pigs in with a $35 short reed goose call so find something that fits you and spend accordingly.
Bottom Line: I’m no world champion goose caller by any stretch of the imagination but I’ve managed to bring Sky Pigs into the kill hole and my goal has always been to be able to sound like a real goose and not a goose caller. I also prefer to be able to call one handed which has been easiest to do with the Fast Talker more so then with other calls. The Fast Talker is designed to require less back pressure for the call to break and it’s working great for me and it could be a great beginner short reed goose call for you as well.
Columbia Omni-Heat Electric Heated Gloves
Yeah if you’ve seen the price tag on these bad boys you probably think “ah, who needs heated electric gloves” well why don’t you sit down and write down all the times your hands got cold and wet this waterfowl season and think twice about scoffing at these must have gloves. Sure the price is high but so is the quality! I’ve worn these gloves on over 15 different goose and duck hunting trips on both land and water and my hands have yet to be cold or wet.
Hunting is all about enjoying yourself and if you’re cold or wet it becomes a nightmare especially when it comes to your hands or feet. Oh and I’m sure you’re probably thinking that Columbia sent us these gloves in exchange fort this review but that’s not the case. I admittedly spent $400 on these gloves because I enjoy hunting, not being miserable. I’ve put these gloves through a pretty hard test including completely submerging them in ice cold water picking up duck decoys and unloading hundreds of decoys from the goose trailer and about 15 hunts later they are still in excellent shape. If there’s one thing I double check to make sure I have before going hunting it’s these gloves.
Columbia also offers a heated wader jacket and boots but I’m going to hold off until they can find a way to bring the prices down. They are asking $1200 for the jacket and $400 for the boots but those are items I will have to do without for now. Good luck and happy hunting!