This call was hard for me to learn how to blow correctly, it took me over a yeat to get it right. I had bad habits from a flute call and had never really learned the right way to call. This is not a short reed call, and it is not a flute style call, it is a traditional style call. This call is also hand made by two brothers in Ft. Dodge, IA and can be hand tuned so that no two sound alike. Once I took and hour and sat down with Larry the maker of this call I showed a 100% improvement in my ablity to make this call sound like it should.