Threadgill Custom Calls
Threadgill began duck hunting with his father and brother in the
early 60's on the Tennessee River. Hunting pressure was not heavy
in those days and their blinds were spread over many miles up and
down the middle portion of the river or Kentucky Lake as you may
know it. This portion of Kentucky Lake can have fluctuations in
level up to 25 feet which can make for some interesting hunting.
You can hunt mud flats one day and flooded fields or timber the
next. This also means you must be able to call ducks under varying
is where Reid learned to call. Beginning at the age of 7 he learned
on an old Dixie Mallard call made by Chick Major. He was allowed
to call with the men and watch how the ducks reacted. Sometimes
he hit a wrong or loud note at the wrong time on the wrong day that
resulted in the ducks going away and a strong scolding from his
father. This was also another lesson learned in the education of
a duck caller. It seemed that no matter how well the ducks were
flying, at some point in the day Reid's father would find a reason
to be out of the blind. This allowed Reid and his brother David
a chance to do it on their own.
few years later Reid married and as luck would have it his wife's
grandfather had a garage full of woodworking equipment. With kids
on the way and not much money this was a cheap hobby that soon turned
to an obsession. Making furniture soon gave way to carving ducks
and, in 1985, Reid's attention turned to duck calls.
Reid Threadgill Custom Calls were two years
in development. While the process has been refined to achieve consistent
quality these calls are still made one at a time by Reid himself.
Reid makes a true custom call to your specs.
A single reed Arkansas style is the only call offered simply because
Reid believes it to be the best option available for a duck hunter.
Reid will make a call for you out of whatever wood you request as
long as it does not impair the integrity of the call. Carving and
checkering is available if requested. Again this is done by hand
by Reid himself. Reid offers a money back Guarantee on every call
he sells. Free tuning is also available for as long as you own the