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The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby nrohrbach » Wed May 04, 2011 4:49 pm

Hey guys, I want to enlist your help for suggestions. I'm working on a unique product review for the Outdoor Channel Outfitters Pro Staff Blog, that's going to be titled "The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of." I'm looking for the small guys, the mom and pops, custom shops, etc and trying to help put some of them on the map. I can honestly say that none of the calls on my lanyard (with the exception of a wood duck call) can be purchased from Cabelas, Bass Pro, Mack's Prairie Wings etc. I believe in the "little guy."

I haven't decided if the product review will be a single post, highlighting the top 3 or 4, or if it'll be a series of product reviews, giving each their own dedicated write up. It'll depend too on what I find and how the calls run. I've currently got 5 call manufacturers I'm reviewing already and would appreciate any suggestions for other companies to reach out to, or anyone to speak to specifically. Thank you in advance for your help!
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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby huntall6 » Wed May 04, 2011 4:55 pm

Commited Custom Calls. Gary spins one he!! of a call.

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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby Bandbrother71 » Wed May 04, 2011 6:00 pm

I dont personally own one but my buddy is and Kum Duck is making a hell of a call these days... Hobo(if they count then them :thumbsup: ) isnt exactly call company you have never heard of but they aint in cabelas or any store like that the only big store is mack's ... which is in Arkansas.
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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby nrohrbach » Wed May 04, 2011 6:14 pm

Appreciate the suggestions! Keep em coming!

Yeah, Hobo's not going to make the "Never Heard of" List :)
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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby stumpjumper » Wed May 04, 2011 6:46 pm

C&S Custom Calls
Muddy Paws Game Calls
Ducklander Calls
Addiction Calls

Just a few that I like and ALL custom

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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby Bret » Wed May 04, 2011 6:51 pm

Don Dennis out of MO! This guy makes one heck of a duck call and has for many many years.
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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby OpeningDay » Wed May 04, 2011 7:42 pm

JJ Lares calls
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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby nrohrbach » Wed May 04, 2011 8:12 pm

Thanks again guys for the help, I'm really enjoying reading up on these companies, their back story and histories. I'm extremely excited about working on this project!

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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby Bgold » Wed May 04, 2011 8:15 pm

watkins... the swamp bore is kick ass.
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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby quackrz » Wed May 04, 2011 8:18 pm

How about RM calls
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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby Rockboy » Wed May 04, 2011 9:03 pm

Ducklander out of Olathe, KS. Bobby Hayes comes from a long line of South Grand River Missouri duck hunters and spins every call with his own hands and tunes em just like you want em. R
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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby Trevor Shannahan » Wed May 04, 2011 9:33 pm

C&S Calls
RM Calls
Ducklander Calls
Allan Stanley Game Calls
Bay Country Calls
Black Timber Calls
Cold Front Calls

I could give quite a few more, but those are the ones that come to my mind that are small and put out great products.
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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby LA.Call'emClose » Thu May 05, 2011 6:52 am

J. J. Lares Professional Calls

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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby Bosco11 » Thu May 05, 2011 8:08 am

Roten duck calls.
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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby Fcaron » Thu May 05, 2011 8:20 am

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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby Matt Kaley » Thu May 05, 2011 9:01 am

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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby Fowl-Attitude » Thu May 05, 2011 11:58 am

I think that the guys at Gander Valley need to be on the list for best call without a doubt!! The Homewrecker is the best double reed duck call I have owned to date ( I still prefer it set up as a single). The fit, feel and tonal qualities make it my go to call day in and day out. The owner has shown to be very knowledgeable about every aspect that I think makes a great call maker. The guy is a full time guide and uses his gear every day and you can tell because the calls work great. I have received outstanding customer service from Mark in the last few years... not just once but every time I have needed something. Lots of great call companies and I think the smaller shops offer more for the buck anymore.
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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby nrohrbach » Thu May 05, 2011 12:37 pm

I really appreciate the help and insight guys, I've reached out to just about all of these companies, will certainly share when the series of reviews start hitting our Pro Staff Blog!
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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby C-Hawk19 » Thu May 05, 2011 2:28 pm

RM
Watkins
Muddypaws
C&S
Betts
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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby WhistlnBluebills » Thu May 05, 2011 6:18 pm

Watkins Duck Calls...In my opinion, they are the best duck calls out there. Brian is a great guy to work with, and I won't buy any other duck call unless Brian makes it.
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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby Bandbrother71 » Thu May 05, 2011 8:19 pm

Nothing like some Maryland representation... I hear black timber makes themselves a good call :wink:
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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby DucknGoodTime » Thu May 05, 2011 10:21 pm

huntall6 wrote:Commited Custom Calls. Gary spins one he!! of a call.

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X2! Gary makes a nasty lil duck call and is great to deal with.
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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby DucknGoodTime » Thu May 05, 2011 10:24 pm

stumpjumper wrote:C&S Custom Calls
Muddy Paws Game Calls
Ducklander Calls
Addiction Calls

Just a few that I like and ALL custom

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All great call makers, with more to add:
RM Custom Calls, don't own one yet but several hundred callers can't all be wrong ;)
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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby scattershot38 » Fri May 06, 2011 2:02 am

commited is great and great to deal with I bought one second hand and sent it in for a retune he sent me a email when he got it and another when he sent it back great service also JBcostumecalls.com great sounding and great service.
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Re: The Best Duck Calls You've Never Heard Of

Postby choc24/7 » Fri May 06, 2011 8:12 am

Bandbrother71 wrote:I dont personally own one but my buddy is and Kum Duck is making a hell of a call these days..


:lol: ....then why do you not own one.. :huh:

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