The tube call can make every sound in a turkey’s vocabulary from yelps to purrs to gobbles. Using a tube call takes a lot of practice and lots of patience, but once mastered, it’s hard to switch back to any other kind of call. A tube call is a very simple device, which you can actually make at home. It is a tube with latex stretched over the calling end. The first patented commercial tube call was made by call maker Kenny Morgan of Morgan’s Turkey Callers in 1972. Commercial tube calls are refined and tuned to give the user the best possible sounds. The sounds are made when you blow air over the stretched latex, which vibrates and makes the turkey sounds.
By moving your lips over the latex and moving your jaw up and down, you can change the pitch and tone of the sounds. With a little practice, you’ll be calling in longbeards in no time!