Schroder's Custom Calls
Schroder was born in Davenport Iowa in 1954 and grew up in Rock
Island Illinois. One quick look at the map and it will tell you
this is the heart of excellent duck country. This location in dead
in the middle of the Mississippi flyway. Since the age of eight
Scott has hunted the backwaters of the Mississippi. Having learned
to call ducks at an early age Scotts inspiration to make calls came
from Lenus O'Dean, a legendary callmaker from Rock Island.
calls Scott makes are produced from fine grade hardwoods. Each blank
is selected carefully for its beauty and sound quality. The calls
are Arkansas style using a mylar reed hand tuned for each tone board
insert. These calls have it all when it comes to sound. They are
capable of the loudest of high ball calls to the softest of clucks.
In addition to duck calls he also makes an excellent conventional
goose call and a wood duck call as well. Scott likes producing matched
sets of calls. Each set has a Woody call, Duck call and a
Goose call. These calls have one honors for best call set at both
the first annual Contemporary Callmakers Show in Milwaukee Wisconsin,
1996 and the 1997 Call Makers and Collectors Associations
annual competition in St. Charles IL. in 1997.
of Scotts calls holds his trade mark. On one side of the call
you can find a wood burned mallard curl feather and the other a
light relief carved flying or standing duck. Goose calls and Wood
Duck calls also have the burned feather but is related to the type
of call. Goose calls have a tail feather and Woody calls a side
on the look out for excellent quality woods for his barrels, Scott
strives to obtain the best and most beautiful materials available.
All the tone board inserts however are made from Cocobolo or Macassar
Ebony. He finds these woods to sound the best and to be the most