When I first started I just gripped my striker like a pencil. Then I saw a video by Bill Zearing from Cody Calls. He said to grip the striker so it rests on the 2nd knuckle of the index finger and the 1st knucle of the middle finger with the thumb pressing down in between the 2 knuckles. When yelping leave the tip of the index finger off the striker and when clucking & purring have the index finger tip on the striker.
This is now how I grip my strikers. I have since seen/heard others teach different methods to hold the striker, Sadler Mgraw comes to mind.
My question is; Am I using good method to hold my striker or should I try a different method. I am now so used to gripping my striker this way, it would take some doing to change.
Also, when I do a lot of purring or clucking (like fighting purrs for instance) I move my grip on the striker up just a little. Like maybe a 1/8 or 1/4 inch. Is this wrong to do? I think I get more purr out of the call when I do that.
As far as this turkey thing......I know enough...to know enough...that I don't know enough