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Nother Osage...

Posted by Lonehowl on November 23, 2018 at 3:15 AM

Fun to make...simple cottontail screamer...Circe style. 

Osage Circe Style

Posted by Lonehowl on November 18, 2018 at 6:25 PM

This is the first one of this style. Ive always liked the scalloped lip rest of those old calls, along with the simple shape. Ive added a coaxer to the barrel of mine, and the internals are the same as my other wood enclosed reeds. This one aint perfect...the coaxer reed is not perfectly inline with the lip rest, its a tiny bit off center. I built a couple of jigs to line things up but looks like Ill have to tweak em a little. All in all though, it turned out perty good. Might post it for sale?

A howler for me!

Posted by Lonehowl on October 20, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Built myself a new howler today. Its turned out of Ash and Jet-Phen micarta. Mouthpiece is machined out of polymer with a standard .010 thick reed.

Handbuilt Howlers...

Posted by Lonehowl on October 19, 2018 at 12:45 PM

Turning up some custom howlers. These are Thompson style, but most everything on them is different. I always liked the deeper barks and howls you can get out this style if toneboard. Super easy to get high pitched puppy whines etc. as well.

Custom Handbuilts

Posted by Lonehowl on October 17, 2018 at 3:40 AM

Love turning wood...

Camaru and blackwood...getting ready to get sleeves and reeds istalled.

New... Superlight Green howler

Posted by Lonehowl on August 26, 2018 at 6:10 PM

This is a new, 2 reed lightweight howler. Its made with super thin latex that makes it easy to blow and control. Great for higher pitched howls, puppy whines and ki-yi's.



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.
Super call to have in your arsenal.


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.

   These calls are designed with a short exhaust  that makes the call responsive and the sounds crisp and clear. To many open reed calls out there are made with long, deep exhaust/bores that deepen and restrict the sound so much that you cant get a good range of sounds out of them. They just sound flat and muddy. They may look good, but they are really hampered by that design in my opinion.  There are just to many predator call makers out there that are using the duck call shape and size for thier open reed calls, and Ill add, enclosed reed calls as well. Weve all done it, Its a sharp look, but I just believe in designing a call around the intended purpose...chase the sound and performance first, not the look. JMO.

Sweetpea and Deathpunch

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 that some guys like due to the long-ish exhaust. This is unlike my wood calls, that have that tight scream to them.

The call is 2 piece so reed changes are easy. The reed is captured in place tightly by a rubber bushing, so no worries about a reed falling out. Also, I can build 2 mouthpieces with different reeds installed that you can change back and forth.

Anywho, coming soon.

Suckerpunch Enclosed Reed

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 thinking maybe I could bring some of them back just for kicks, but in a different form that made more sense to build for the price point I was after.


So, I got to tinkering in the shop the other day and decided that I still enjoy working with the plastic stuff, and maybe I could bring these calls back on a limited basis, so I made a few prototypes just to knock the rust off. I decided that I would use my handpoured toneboards assembled into a machined grey PVC barrel for the open reed calls. I wanted these to be great performers but cost effective at the same time. The result was a great sounding call that looks pretty cool, and is tough as nails.


These will have black toneboards, matte grey body with a (hopefully) new decal at some point. I plan to make a few different models , including an enclosed reed call, so I will post them up soon.