Turkey Reel Instructions Thanks for purchasing one of our Patented Turkey calls! WARNING!!! Our calls produce authentic animal vocalizations. Calls will attract animals including predatory animals. We recommend not using them in the wild unarmed. Using this product during hunting season may attract other hunters. USER ASSUMES ALL RISK ASSOCIATED WITH USE PLEASE USE CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE IN THE WOODS How to use-To start we recommend some simple clucks. There are two ways to cluck one using it in your hand is the easier route. 1) Hand operated CLUCKS-Simply wrap your hand around the call so it sits in the crook between your index and thumb. Orient the call so you can control the angle of opening by squeezing the end of the lid with one of your fingers. Index or middle or both seem to be favorites. With your hand forming a sort of tube around the call say “tuk tuk tuk” as you squeeze slightly. You will find a sweet spot. Increasing the “violence” of saying “tuk” will allow you to putt with this call. Pop your tongue and breathe from your gut and contract your abdominal muscles for increased effect and volume. I like to hold the call tilted at around 50 degrees to my left and place it firmly against my lips to get a good seal. Between that and wrapping your hand around around it you’ve effectively enclosed the call. 2) PURRS Using the same technique as the hand clucks try to instead roll your tongue or if you can’t do that flutter your lips as you blow lightly through the call with the lid closed part way. Varying the pressure and the airflow will allow you to play authentic sliding notes on your purrs. Once you master the purr you can get into clucking and purring like a real hen when she is searching for another turkey. Often they do this right after they fly down in the morning and a few soft purrs and clucks is a favorite tree call for that classic fly down hunt of roosted gobblers. Just roll your note and then say “tuk” 3) Hand operated CUTTS-Just add more violence to your clucks. BE careful not to do a PUTT which we categorize as loud clucks. Turkeys PUTT when they are spooked or agitated and it is not a good note to attract them at all. Either CUTT with full force or CLUCK much more softly. Adding in a few soft Yelps is a good way to make sure turkeys are interpreting your calling as a hen searching for and trying to attract other turkeys. 4) YELPS You can do yelps both ways. Using your teeth placed past the ORing is perhaps slightly easier to learn. However hand operated yelps sound awesome as well. Its really about your technique. The wrong way and you’ll easily get some elk notes. Its the same as with a mouth reed. Give me a single reed latex diaphragm call and ill make it sound like elk or turkeys depending on how I play it. Our Elk Call will not play with nearly as much rasp or turkey tones as the Turkey Reel but I
have shot two Toms using the elk call as a turkey call with a single reed in 2015 Use the call like a waste gate. Close it so no air will flow through. Build up some pressure behind the call being closed if you will. Then either using your hand or your teeth allow it to open up in a controlled manner at first. The high front end note will happen with the lid slightly open. Pause for an instant with opening the call leaving the lid barely open before letting it go to give your note two parts a high front end and a low back end. This will come with practice. Then the rate that you allow the lid to open. From slowly to allowing it to almost pop freely open or even putting one of your fingers. (I use my ring finger pressed against the end of the lid ) to pull it open faster than the spring rate. When using my teeth I open my moth slightly faster then the spring allowing the call to almost float free for a split second during the low note of the yelp. This can all affect the sound you will get.
FINISH YOUR NOTE. As the call reaches the all the way open position cut the airflow and quickly squeeze the call closed. You can simply use a small amount of airflow and let the call open and close quickly making short quick yelps. Varying the pressure and airflow leads to feeding calls etc etc. Really the amount of different notes you can play is pretty broad.
5) Mouth CLUCKS These are really just short notes that you play like you are yelping. Use back pressure and close the lid all the way. A cluck is just a short burst of air coupled with a quick opening and closing of the call.
6) KEE KEE To KEE KEE with the call simply squeeze it closed. More then a yelp seems to work best. Only let the call open up just enough to get that high note. Then add them back to back to back and increase your pressure and cadence. You can KEE KEE YELP with this call and it makes birds crazy just like a CLUCK and PURR seems to do
In closing- Turkey calling and hunting is an art. If you are not willing to learn what they sound like and practice making the broad range of vocalizations no call will make you a good turkey hunter. I recommend as with anything in life that if you truly want to kill more birds. Or a bird. Be willing to put some time in! Nothing easy is worth doing anyways. -Drew