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Old 03-05-2020, 10:45 AM
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Default Favourite elk diaphragm call

Im starting to get the itch to go elk hunting again and am practicing with my calls again. Whats everyone favourite elk diaphram calls? I have primos but i think im going to buy phelps calls soon
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Old 03-05-2020, 12:03 PM
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Voodoo elk call takes while to get used to but man does it work
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Old 03-05-2020, 12:54 PM
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I have tried pretty much all of them. Wapiti River in good ol Alberta are my favorites.
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Old 03-05-2020, 01:00 PM
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I have tried pretty much all of them. Wapiti River in good ol Alberta are my favorites.
As good as any, that's for sure.
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Old 03-05-2020, 01:03 PM
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Rocky Mountain, Elk101, Wapiti River, Phelps are all good.

Comes more down to the tongue and its operator.

I buy a variety of each and throw in the truck every summer. By september I usually have 1 or 2 favorites and the rest get benched.
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Old 03-05-2020, 01:12 PM
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Rocky Mountain contender is a good one to have in the pack. Its a good all around call for most situations.
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Old 03-05-2020, 01:18 PM
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Phelps work well for me.
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Old 03-05-2020, 01:56 PM
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Different mouths, different fits. That includes the depths of the dome or diameter of the inner hard plastic portion on a at diaphragm.

Tried about 8 of em l brands and fits and shockingly Primos white single reed is my money maker.
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Old 03-05-2020, 02:35 PM
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Phelps maverick
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Old 03-15-2020, 01:31 PM
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I like the Rocky Mountain and Elk 101 diaphragms. You'll have to try a few to find one you like as some can require more air pressure than others and can produce different sounds.

Pro tip is to find one you like and then buy a few of them for hunting season and TEST them before you go into the field. Last year mine died in the middle of an elk hunt and my backup didn't give the same sound as the latex had a wrinkle in it. It's a little more cost to get 2-3 of the same ones and test them but well worth it.
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:22 PM
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I bought a 4 pack of various ones from Cabelas they were okay. Bought a Rocky Mountain “Elk 101” one and it’s awesome. Sounds so much better. Will practice till the season comes and buy another one as backup.
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:36 PM
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I like the sleazy cow call by big bulls. Most of the rocky calls work great also. Have called lots of Elk with the red primos reed as well
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Old 03-26-2020, 12:51 PM
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I use Phelps Pink, Grey, White and Green are my go to. If I had to pick just one it's definitely the Pink.

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Old 03-27-2020, 04:18 PM
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Rocky Mountain
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Old 03-28-2020, 10:51 PM
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Phelps for me. Like the black and the Maverick.
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Phelps, but the BRO series, (Born and Raised). Blue, Black, Yellow, all work, black is my go to.
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Old 04-01-2020, 03:30 PM
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I've tried several different brands of reeds without any success. I think it's because the roof of my mouth is to narrow for them to fit properly, so I just use the primos terminator and/or their green or orange cow calls.

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Phelps, but the BRO series, (Born and Raised). Blue, Black, Yellow, all work, black is my go to.
Were you able to buy the Phelps in Alberta?
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Old 04-01-2020, 06:17 PM
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Were you able to buy the Phelps in Alberta?
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Old 04-01-2020, 07:25 PM
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I've tried several different brands of reeds without any success. I think it's because the roof of my mouth is to narrow for them to fit properly, so I just use the primos terminator and/or their green or orange cow calls.

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Have you tried trimming the tabs? You can get a “custom” fit by doing so. The BRO guys even recommend taking scissors to your brand new mouth tab to get the prefect fit.
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Reeds work well, If I could only figure out how to hunt elk.

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Old 04-02-2020, 04:59 PM
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Have you tried trimming the tabs? You can get a “custom” fit by doing so. The BRO guys even recommend taking scissors to your brand new mouth tab to get the prefect fit.
I will definitely try that DK. Thanks for the tip.

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Old 04-02-2020, 05:40 PM
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Wapiti River is awesome. Great service too.
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