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What's your go to diaphragm?
I'm sure these topic gets brought up every season, but there's always new calls coming out!
Ive tried a few calls and always end up going back to the primos blue ghost cut. Just easy to use and hard to mess up for me.
Recently picked up a rippin' red call from phelps, so I'm going to try that out this year as well.
What's your favorite turkey diaphragm?
Tom teasers, Zink, Woodhaven
Just bought a Zink diaphragm the other day! I'll let you know in a few weeks. Sounds great in the truck tho while driving to jobs.
Tom teasers!!! Best I have ever used!
Diamond cutter or raspy old hen.
Last year used a ghost cut from Natural Addiction Turkey Calls and loved it both spring and fall !
Lohman model 820. Unfortunately they haven't been made in bajillion years.
t-roy I'm in the same boat as you. I used to run a 3 reed split v cut made by Knight and Hale that they don't make anymore. I buy 5 - 10 new calls every spring hoping/trying to find the one that is just right!
Quaker Boy Mini Mag V Cut. It sucks that it only comes in a combo pack, but I have a narrow palate and love the sound of this. I just throw the other 3 calls away. It's helped to kill a bunch of birds for me.
A yellow one. Two reeds, and a piece of another, I think...
T- Roy, know what you mean on the 820. 836 sounds familiar, too.
H.S. used to make one I really liked, It was so high pitched it got turkeys to gobble and the porch lights turned on at the farm house a half-mile down the road. It was basically a light 2 1/2 reed call.
I am with Ben, Zink and Woodhaven for me too.
Cheapest ones I can find they work for me
I use a fairly large selection of Woodhaven diaphragm calls. They seem to hold up pretty well. Some are definitely raspier than others. I like having 2 diaphragms in my pocket. One that is super raspy for when it is windy and I need to call fairly loud. The 2nd hardly takes any air to produce hen clucks and purrs....for more subtle calling. It's pretty nice to have a couple different ones to change things up so the toms/hens don't get board and head the opposite direction.
Hooks. Little smaller size that I like, sound great, last great.
Denny Gulvas calls are the best I have ever used.
Extreme hen by Hardy's custom calls
Cane Creek "Mr. Death" check them out if you haven't heard of them. You can listen to each call on their website.
A tip in regard to diaphragms. I have a narrow mouth so have to trim all my calls to fit my mouth. Once I got the size that fits my mouth I use the trimmed call to trace the outline on my new ones. Then trim with scissors.
Lohman 835 yep, a billion years!
I like to try some new calls every year . I do like a raspier sounding diaphram.
I am also a fan of the MAD shipwreck and other MAD diaphragm calls but can't always find them. I ordered the 6 pack of different turkey calls the other day from Phelps Game Calls. All of them sound great and are easy to use. I plan to run them this spring and decide which version sounds the best.
Quaker Boy World Champ and Beginners Double.
Knight and Hale "Harold's Favorite Four" variety pack. I liked all within the set except for the standard 2 reed. I think they are out of production now though on those specific calls though...................
Quaker boy screaming green jagged edge ore hackeling hen but good luck finding them