Brake Duck Calls
Brinkley is a 6th grade teacher in the West Memphis, Arkansas School
District. He likes to hunt ducks and deer. Brinkley currently hunts
the Arkansas and Tennessee areas. He began building calls, "to
make a call that would hit the highest to the lowest sound and still
sound ducky". "I have blown many calls, but never found
the one that would do it all", Brinkley said. Brinkley,
along with his 10+ years of playing a musical instrument, feels
the call he makes will do whatever he wants it to.
Brinkley has been helped by many call makers.
He says "I now understand why it is hard to tell someone how
to make calls because of the hard work it takes." "I am
thankful for those who helped me through the call making process.
Brinkley enjoys swapping calls and is currently a member of Call
Makers and Collectors Association.
knew what he was looking for when he began building calls in 1995.
He says, "my first inspiration was in the first call I made.
Dad and I worked on this call all night and finally it made a buzz
sound. The challenge was set and I began the task to make my own
call." "Over the course of a year, through a lot of trial
and error, I finally came up with my call," he said. Little
by little my duck calls have become better looking and better sounding.
Although I turn many exotic and domestic woods, I prefer to turn
Osage orange, Cocobolo and acrylics. I feel these materials make
the best calls, because they are very dense and hold a consistent
sound. I have about 50 duck calls in my drawers at home that people
tell me looks like other call makers calls. After hours and
hours of turning, I have finally came up with a call I feel looks
like no one elses call. Brinkley seeks the volume,
deep tone and raspy sound of the mallard hen. He currently makes
an Arkansas style call to achieve the highball and low end the ducks
Brinkley taught himself how to blow a call
at the age of 14. He started duck hunting at the age of 7 and still
loves it today. He is currently preparing for competitions and is
seeking those interested in blowing his call in competition. Brinkley
says that his calls are 100 % guaranteed.