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The Much Maligned Enclosed Reed Call...

Posted by Lonehowl on February 8, 2017 at 9:40 PM

 The most common, and simplest of all hand calls to run for predator calling...is the enclosed reed call. These calls are very easy to use and are extremely deadly. They are sworn by, and at, by callers all over the country.

This type of call has...
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Hand Calls...Wood vs Plastic

Posted by Lonehowl on September 10, 2016 at 1:25 PM

A few calls... both wood and plastic.  L to R...African Blackwood (with matte finish), Delrin, Cocobolo and PVC


When it comes to open and enclosed reed type predator calls, there are many different materials available to out there to make them from. Wood, plastic, antler, horn, bone, soft rubber, penguin penis and on and on and o...

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Crow Call Stuff

Posted by Lonehowl on May 2, 2016 at 6:30 PM

A short note about my crow calls...particularly my standard call with the injection molded mouthpieces.


The mouthpieces that I use are an older, discontinued type, that has an MT2 (morse taper #2) shank that fits into a reamed hole of the same taper. Its the same taper that you will see on most popular lathe, or other woodworking equipment attachments.


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New Product...Mouth Call Cans

Posted by Lonehowl on September 12, 2015 at 8:45 PM

Diaphragm calls are great, but a little fragile. You need to take care of them a bit.  You dont need to baby them, but a little care goes a long way. Ive tried just about every carrying/storage case on the market, and I came to the conclusion that I just prefer a simple can.  The little man-purses are just irritating. The cloth cases that are out there that have the little elastic pouches etc. work great, but I found that if Im in a hurry, it's easy ...

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Enclosed Reed Calls: Mounting/Tuning Reeds

Posted by Lonehowl on July 18, 2015 at 4:55 PM

So this is a little tutorial on mounting and tuning JC Products reeds for enclosed reed calls. There are a lot of ways to do this, and everyone has there own style of doing it. Some guys are particular about it, and some (most imo) are not. So here goes...my way...but by no means the only way...maybe not even the right way...you decide.

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Diaphragm Call Build-Along

Posted by Lonehowl on July 18, 2015 at 4:20 PM

Diaphragm calls....I get hit up often by  guys asking about the tools that are used to make em. Pictured are some of the tools used to do it. The press on the right is used to actually put together the diapragm call. The one on the left is the tape cutter. A lot of guys have these presses now days, but alot of them give up on them out of frustration. A definite learning curve to make a diaprag...

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Delrin Predator Calls

Posted by Lonehowl on July 18, 2015 at 1:50 PM

A note about the Delrin plastic predator calls....they have been discontinued for over a year. I had to many irons in the fire, so I had to pick something to eliminate in my lineup, and they were it, and although Ive had many requsts to bring them back, I simply cant, as I do not have the tooling to build them.

Thanks : )