Michael Waddell is arguably the most popular figure in the outdoor industry today.A winner of numerous turkey calling competitions, Michael only puts the best touse when he’s in the field. That’s why he is a proud endorser of the Flextoneline of calls. Michael is also a proud spokesman for the National Wild TurkeyFederation, dedicated to the conservation of the wild turkey and the preservationof the hunting tradition.
Yelp: The yelp is the basis for most of the other calls you will want tomake. To produce this sound slide the top across the side of the box softlyand with one long quick stroke (around 3/4’ to 1’)Cluck: To producd a cluck, shorten the stroke to only about 1/4”. Toaccomplish this, place opposite hand’s thumb to the inside of the lid whilegently applying slight resistance to lid. Take other hand and tap the lidfrom the other side, striking the lid towards the middle of call and towardsthumb that’s touching lid. This will provide quick yet short clucks and willconsistantly move lid approximately only 1/4” for perfect soft clucks.
Cutts: Similar to a cluck but with a more rapid motion and a little morefriction in a downward direction.
Tree Call: The tree call is good to use early in the morning and consist of2-3 very soft short yelps.
Mating Call: This call can be used anytime of the day for locating andcalling an Ol’ Wily Tom. This call consist of 3-6 yelps in a row.
Assembly Call: To imitate the sound of a lost hen use 10-15 yelps ina row varying volume and intensity. Great for fall hunting, locating, andcalling.
Cackle: To produce this call start with a series of 4-6 cutts then slowing to3-5 yelps. Use this call to simulate a hen flying down from the roost.
Care and Maintenance: Protect call from excessive moisture and heat.Condition the friction surfaces of the call with the supplied chalk.