Friction Turkey Calls
an avid turkey hunter living in California it was Bruce's dream
to call up birds using calls that he made. With between 50 and 75
birds under his belt it was time to do something about his dream.
Over that past two or three years Bruce worked to understand and
develop calls that were to his standard and of a design he liked.
The results were a boat paddle turkey box, a glass friction call
and a unique patent pending striker design.
making is currently a part time business for Bruce. He works as
an engineering coordinator for a local machinery manufacturer in
his area. Although like most call makers their construction becomes
a labor of love. It's a hobby that will never make him rich but
he is hoping to turn call making into a full time activity when
he retires. Free time is taken up with call making and family activities
with his wife and four children. As you can imagine call-making
time is limited and so is his production.
calls Bruce makes are the Cut-N-Paddle, a boat paddle design that
produces loud high pitched raspy yelps, cutting, soft tree yelps,
purring, yelps and clucks. This call is an excellent locator call
in the field. The unique sounds it produces will excite even that
old picky Tom that is hened up and hard to pull off and head your
way. These calls are 100% hand-crafted and hand tuned by Bruce.
Pride in the quality of his work is evident. Each call carries a
"born on date" and Bruce's signature as a mark of the
calls quality. If you order a call over the phone you'll more then
likely be played several calls to choose from. Bruce realizes that
each hunter has an ear for just what he wants. These calls have
won Bruce recognition for their quality and craftsmanship. In 2000
one of his boat paddle box calls won the blue ribbon at the NWTF
contest in Nashville TN.
In addition Bruce makes a glass friction call
named the "Cut-N-Purrfect. It has a full range of tone and
will produce very soft notes to the sharpest and loudest of calls.
Bruce refers to his glass call as the "hottest call on the
third and most novel of his ideas is his special striker called
the "Tipit". Friction call lovers know that a call sounds
different with each different type of striker you use on the call.
Each material differs in it's make up and density. It's up to the
hunter to find that combination that makes that Old Tom jump to
his feet. What works today may not the next or even an hour from
now. Bruce hit the nail on the head with a striker design that allows
you to change the tip of the striker. The striker comes with a selection
of different tips from woods to man made materials each has it's
unique tone. The tips screw into place just like the tips on an
arrow. You only need to carry one striker and a few tips in your