How to Use a Mouth Call Part 2
Troy Ruiz teaches you the very basics of using a mouth, or diaphragm turkey call in this step by step tutorial. Follow along in this video, grab you a mouth call and stick around to learn how to really master a turkey mouth call.
3 MOUTH CALLS ANYONE CAN USE
1. TRUE DOUBLE
The True Double Turkey Call is from the Piggy Back Series of turkey mouth calls that is a stacked frame call that has 1 thin prophylactic reed in each frame. The True Double is an easy to use call due to the separation of the frames that prevents the reeds from sticking together. It does take more air to make the turkey sounds, but the versatility of the True Double makes it a call that is always in the mouth call arsenal.
2. HOOK HUNTER 2 PAK
The Hook Hunter 2 Pak combines 2 of the most versatile calls from the Hook Series of Calls. The Hooks Ghost Cut Turkey Call is a triple reed (1 latex & 2 prophylactic reeds) call that was made famous by how easy is it to cluck and purr on. You can replicate real turkey sounds with very little air pressure. The Sharp Hooks w/ Spike Cut Turkey Call is a go to call for yelping and prospecting. Constructed of 3 latex reeds, a hunter can call soft or loud and raspy with lite to moderate air pressure. This lets the Spike Cut do the work it was designed for, the most universal call of the Hook Series.
3. BOTTOMLAND WITH BAT CUT
After teaming up with Mossy Oak, we are excited to create mouth calls in some of the most popular spring camo patterns with new cuts. The triple reed (1 latex & 2 Prophylactic reeds) New Bottomland w/ Bat Cut Mouth Yelper Turkey Call is a single frame call that we use for subtle calling to close the distance on a weary ol Tom.
Primos Hunting - Stream the Language. Hey folks, Troy Ruiz here from Primos again. Since we're sitting here talking about how to blow or call on a turkey call, especially a Mouth Calls. One thing I want you to understand and to know that what you're working with here is a true musical instrument. It takes air it takes, air pressure, it takes tongue pressure, and it also takes air control just like in a duck call is like in a trumpet, just like in a saxophone, it's a musical instrument to say the least. Some people look at it as a turkey call but it's a musical instrument. We talked about the gag reflex in our first segment and how to get past it and if you do get past the gag reflex or you don't even have a gag reflex that's perfect, that means you're well on your way because you got past one of the most difficult things you can deal with when trying to learn how to blow mouth diaphragm. People always say “How can I learn to get a sound?” “I'm struggling with getting the sound” “I'm doing this, I'm doing that” a lot of times honestly it truly depends on the call that you're using. What I have here is a different array of calls I have the limb hanger which is a simple two reed call with no cut to reeds of latex, very very simple call with no cuts in it. This is actually a three reed call and very small frames on the hacked off series with the back cut. This is a three reeded call and this is also a three reeded call, my recommendation is put these aside and the very beginning stages don't try to sound like one of those guys here on stage. Try to sound like a turkey getting their first note, think of yourself as a pulp, you're a young turkey. What do I have to do to make the sound, well very simple we got past the gag reflex and the very next thing is just getting air to go over the top of the call. The way it works and the way of turkey call works is you're pushing air right down the center of the call and over that reed and causing those reeds to vibrate that's where your sound comes from across the top of the reed. So let's put the call back in our mouth, get it situated, and what we want to do is a simple[makes breathing noise] what I do versus where a lot of people do in a TURKEY CALLS; I huff. You know everybody says I want to learn how to blow a turkey call well you're really not blowing a turkey call, you're not [blowing air - to blow a candle out] there's people that try that and can't get a single sound out of the call because you're not sending that air right over the top of the call. You want to huff, you want hot air to go over that call. The way to tell if you're getting hot air out of your body stand in front of a mirror and just blow if you just blow like this I promise you it's cool air and it's not going to fog up a mirror but if you huff that's hot air because it's coming from deep within. It’s air that is coming from your diaphragm then from the bottom of your lungs and it's good hot air coming from the center of your body which causes that right sound that you have to have. So let's first learn how to huff. Call in your mouth, get it situated and just get a sound. Just huff across the call ,now what you'll notice is my tongue sits on the call just like this, so this is my tongue and my hand is my jaw so basically my tongue is here and I'm going my jaw is giving me tongue pressure to push up against that call which takes that air and focuses it right down the center of the call causing these reeds to vibrate. If you've trimmed the tape perfectly you have no air escaping out of the sides and all your air is focused right down the center of the call. So let's try that again, low pressure, watch my jaw moving you hear it go up[Music] it sounds terrible. Sounds like a dog getting slammed in the car door but you made it if you got to that point, you got a sound. The key there is get the sound and guess what? Don't try to Yelp right away, ride around in your truck if you're going to Yelp at your house make sure your wife and your kids aren't home that way they don't throw your calls away when you're at work. Practice keeping that sound and getting that sound and being able to control that sound. Controlling the sound is all based on tongue pressure, we'll go a little further in the next segment but let's just practice. I want you to practice two or three days on just keeping that sound. I say “Hut” everybody uses a different word and that's my tongue in my jaw cutting that air. This is what it sounds like with the call, now to control that sounds is going to put more pressure on the call to make sure that that air stays in one spot so I give it more pressure basically my tongue is sitting on on the very bottom of that call and the air is going between my tongue and the roof of my mouth and it's going right across the top of that call which gives you that one solid note and that's the notes you're looking for. So practice air control getting that first sound and then air control once you get a good solid sound, we'll go into the next segment and I'll teach you how to make the beginning start the start or the beginning of a yell the high in the low which is a turkey hen yelp