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Posted by Lonehowl on February 2, 2018 at 2:55 PM

 This newest call to the lineup is the Deuce. It is a small open reed with a dual air channel toneboard. It is high pitched and can get raspy on the low end too. Great call for fox and cats. Great bird sounds with that two tone birdy squeal when you get out on the tip.

 This call is the same size as the Sweetpea. 1/2" toneboard and bore...
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Deathpunch and Sweetpea

Posted by Lonehowl on February 2, 2018 at 2:25 PM

Released these two open reed calls recently. Always trying to improve my calls, and they all may evolve in the future.

 I described the Sweetpea a bit in a post below. The Deathpunch is a bigger call. It has a 5/8 toneboard with a bigger air channel The reed is standard .010 with a tapered cut.. The exhaust/bore is 5/8 as well.  It is brassy and loud for a call this size.
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Suckerpunch Revival....

Posted by Lonehowl on January 14, 2018 at 9:35 PM

This is an enclosed reed call that is in the same linup as the new model Sweetpea open reed posted below. It has either a single or double reed setup inside, with a coaxer reed mounted in the barrel for great coaxing peeps to pull in those hung up coyotes and cats that last few yards.

This call is designed to be tough and versitile. It has that sort of hollow distress sound ...
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Return of the Sweetpea...

Posted by Lonehowl on January 11, 2018 at 11:55 PM

Sweetpea Open Reed Call

Lately Ive had a bunch of guys asking for the old Delrin line of calls I made for years and discontinued a few years ago. I stopped making them because I just didnt have the time to devote to them. I use my personal set all the time and got to thinkin...

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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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