The newest trend in waterfowl pursuit is finding the perfect noose to hold those high-dollar instruments that bring ducks and geese from miles away to locked in on your decoy spread. The lanyard business has blown up over the past five years and is not going away anytime soon. As long as the boutique waterfowl call market continues to prosper, people will continue to shell out hard earned cash for a lanyard to strap their calls on. As all researchers and scientists do, I turned to a google search for, “cool call lanyards,” and compared results to the different lanyards my buddies were using. Shortly after, David Lever at Relixx Lanyards had my Custom Signature Series Lanyard in the mail.
After struggling to make a decision on design (who would have thought choosing two colors would be so difficult), I landed on Tuxedo black and white, leaving the small details to David, owner of Relixx lanyards. I expected to see my lanyard in the mail a month or so later but, to my surprise, there was a box on my porch within a week or so. The beauty of the customization with theses lanyards is that you are able to determine much more than the colors. The customer chooses the number of call drops (single or double), as well as braid shape (straight or twist), and bonus options such as a whistle drop, added length for bigger dudes, and a matching dog collar and lead for posterity’s sake.
Here are the technical specs of my custom Relixx lanyard… The chord color is black and white (pretty cliche considering over 42 colors available on the website). This decision is aided by the custom color chart provided on the Relixx website and Lanyard Designer tool that allows you to see your final product before purchasing it. The design is the Signature #2 Series with a slick twisted braid section half-way down. The Lanyard has dual drops with the final capacity of 6 total calls suspended from that money maker of yours! Each call is securely fastened and guaranteed to keep both the insert and barrel safe from, I don’t know, dropping into four feet of water in a flooded timber hole in January and leaving you forced to reach into freezing water in an attempt to find that call your wife just ordered for your anniversary that is custom engraved with your name on it… but we can save that story for another day.
Durability… I am not sure why I put my lanyard through a series of odd tests that have nothing to do with the day to day performance of what a lanyard should do, but the offseason is getting to me and the heat has me acting weird. After fastening my lanyard to a beam on our porch, it supported my body weight (200+) for over 1.5 minutes… after that, it did not break, but I got tired and had to rest. I also placed a toddler toy in the call drop and yanked on it as hard as I could multiple times and I can personally promise that your calls wont be going anywhere this season. I even think this lanyard can be ran over by a semi and still function… but I haven’t had time to test this theory yet.
Nonetheless, head over to relixx.com and order your lanyard today… you spent too much on calls to not have them look good. See ya in the blind.