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The benefits of a dome used on a reed is for a better fit along with its self-positioning tendencies.  The real performance comes from a small vortex of air that is forms inside the area between the reed and bottom of the dome.  This vortex of air holds the latex in the special zone once the desired tone has been reached.  When that tone is reached the vortex helps hold the reed position allowing you to hold the note with ease.  This is what makes domed reeds a game changer to many callers. 

Unique to the Wapiti line of reeds are the relief cut-outs which allow all sides of the tape to position themselves comfortably in the roof of the mouth reducing our natural gag tendencies. In conjunction with the natural soft latex it allows you to produce the most consistent air flow over the latex for sweet sounding tones.


  • Strong and brave are what describe the men and women of elk hunting.  These words also describe the very foundation of The Patriot elk reed. Dependable and versatile are the characteristics to our newest all around reed.


    The Patriot is built with two pieces of latex stacked on top of each other. The top latex is cut with a very special multipurpose cut out. This cut out allows the bottom latex to be soft and subtle for cow and calf talk. All the while this top latex adds thickness and stability to the bottom.  Firming up the sides of the bottom latex makes it seem as though the latex is thicker and tighter. This firmness leads to exceptionally strong and easy to obtain bugle tones. As with many great bugling reeds The Patriot comes with a dome.  This dome adds realism to your sounds, adding enjoyment to your calling.


    The Patriot is designed for everyone from beginners to the best of all callers. We wanted to design an all-around reed for cow, calf and all bull sounds.  What we ended up with was the best reed we have ever built, if you only carry one reed this season make it...The Patriot!

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