Get that trophy tom to make those last few steps in front of your gun! Made with Pennsylvania slate, the Ol' Betsy is the perfect finishing call with its soft yelps, cluck and purrs. Comes with conditioning pad to help you keep the slate clean and in perfect shape for calling. Includes hardwood striker.
Produces soft yelps, clucks, and purrs needed for close-in calling
Quality Pennsylvania slate surface
Comes with hardwood striker
Comes with conditioning pad to keep call in top shape
Rated 4 out of 5 by PCFF8050 An all right call
Great call sounds great for the money. Striker that comes with the call might as well be thrown in the fire pit. So be ready to buy a new striker.
April 3, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by shark42 good purchase
The ol betsy slate friction call sounds very good. The striker that comes with it should be thrown away. I couldn't get it to make a noise. I got the striker from my freak and a couple of other calls and they sound good. I'm ready to see how the turkey like it.
March 25, 2010
Rated 3 out of 5 by TlkgTurkey Had to work on it.
Could not get a sound out of this slate the way it came from Bass Pro. Had to sand surface and really work on the end of the striker. End of striker had to be sanded several times. Once I got it to talking, I liked how it sounded. Good tone and easy to use after being worked on.
March 22, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by JayMan035 simple to use
this is a great, easy to use call. makes great sound, perfect for anyone starting out with slate calls. once you find that sweet spot, it will produce most sounds needed to draw in those Toms.
i suggest getting one of these to start out with as it is one of the cheapest slate calls on the market, and it has the Primos name to back it. this will give you the basics you will need to move onto other styles of slate calls that are a little more difficult to use. and it comes with easy to follow instructions. and it comes with a scourer to clean it off.
January 17, 2010
I know you have been asked many times on directions on how to use this call. But could you please let me know. I really like this call but having trouble calling. I am not sure if I am doing it right\ Thank you Sue
As I have seen in some reviews the striker used can make a lot of difference in the call working as it should. Another very important point is the striker "pitch" or "angle" in relation to the slate. Once the correct "pitch" is found ,the perfect yelp can be acheived with a dime sized oval drawn on the slate with the striker.
If your having problems you might wanna get a different striker, the one that comes with it is good but I use an after market H. S. strut striker. Other than that just keep trying different ways of holding it and practice.