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blue wing teal call
« on: August 26, 2013, 10:07:24 AM »
Anybody make there own tone boards for a Blue Wing Teal call. I know I can order the JC reeds and make one, but I'd like to make my own toneboard. Here's what I'm thinking, start with 1/2" toneboard, 3/16"- 1/4" tone channel. Shorten the toneboard up quite a bit, say maybe 1" total length and go from there. Any suggestions greatly appreciated thanks. Waylon.
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Re: blue wing teal call
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 11:27:30 AM »
You will have too do some digging, but the info is on here somewhere on how to make your own teal toneboard.  It has been a while, not sure when it was.

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Re: blue wing teal call
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 12:48:43 PM »
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Re: blue wing teal call
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2013, 04:06:00 PM »
Thanks guys. I found that thread also. Im trying a 1/2" toneboard, LA Style. Its around 1" long, I have almost got the sound I want, or at least what I think it should sound like.
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Re: blue wing teal call
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2013, 09:46:34 PM »
Waylon,
What are you planning on doing for a reed?  I use La tone boards for my calls.  What size tone channel?  That's the only call I didn't make on my lanyard.  I'm trying to make me the matching set.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: blue wing teal call
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2013, 10:07:22 PM »
That's call making !!!!   Good luck      :bigup:
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Re: blue wing teal call
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2013, 10:28:26 PM »
I using .010 mylar for the reed. I tried .014 mylar and .005 stainless but neither sounded as good as the .010 mylar. The tone channel is 1/4". But I had to modify it sorta. Kinda filed the end of the toneboard to make a pass through tone channel. Here are a few pics. Like I said, it sounds decent, just not quite there yet.




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Re: blue wing teal call
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2013, 10:46:38 PM »
Thanks a bunch. :thanks:  I can't wait to start tomorrow..I'll post if I have success.......
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Re: blue wing teal call
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2013, 11:02:18 PM »
TJ, I read somewhere that the JC reeds for the squirrel calls can be used for a teal call. I used one I got from All, bladed it pretty heavily and it sounded pretty good. I just wanted to try my hand at doing my own toneboard.
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Re: blue wing teal call
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2013, 11:17:25 PM »
Any idea where to get the JC LVDR-005 reeds?  I only found them in bulk of 250.  Way more than I need..
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Re: blue wing teal call
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2013, 11:20:16 PM »
Not sure if they are the same reed, but I got some of Al's squirrel calls and used them. You can get them here in the THO store. But like I said, not sure if its the same as the LVDR-005.
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Re: blue wing teal call
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2013, 11:23:17 PM »
The best JC voice for a blue wing teal is the MV.0025 you can buy them in 25 qty batches threw allpredatorcalls.co m
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Re: blue wing teal call
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2013, 11:40:51 PM »
Waylon, this is off of the top of my head, I never kept notes on these.  But I think it is all in the size of the tonechannel and the reed.  A short and a mean dog eared reed with a smaller than 1/4" tonechannel and you will get closer.

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Re: blue wing teal call
« Reply #13 on: August 26, 2013, 11:50:32 PM »
Thanks Marvin. I'll give it a try and report back.
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Re: blue wing teal call
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2013, 11:47:26 AM »
Thanks guys. Ordered some today.
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