Billy Byrd

Hand-made wild turkey calls



Since my introduction to the sport of turkey hunting at the age of 13 it immediately became my favorite sport. Since that time I have used virtually every thing I could get my hands on to make a yelp. Early on, I was introduced to the stack frame call and it immediately became clear to me that this was the type of call to beat. 30 plus years, and many turkeys later, it remains at the top of my list and virtually all of the best turkey hunters I know.

At first glance, the stack frame calls' most obvious difference is the amount of separation between the latex reeds. The first advantage is easy to see; the reeds don't stick together like the standard calls. There is no need to, "warm up," or wet your call to separate the reeds. Just pop it in and call! The separation also allows for more reverberation of each reed without dampening by the other reeds. This aspect of the call is easily heard in the raspiness, tone, and volume. I also believe this gives off frequencies that we can not hear above that of the single frame calls. Many times I have been with hunting buddies that just couldn't make that old Tom sound off like the stack frame could. It's like two or three callers sounding off in perfect harmony! Another thing I noticed is that my companions would not stand in front of me for long while I was calling as this was terribly piercing to their ears but the turkeys can hear it at great distance and in wind. I have seen turkeys gobble in fields to my call at more than half a mile and no chance of me hearing him gobble! I have also had friends in the woods tell me a turkey was answering me that I could not hear. Another advantage is that you can achieve the rasp you need without cutting the reeds, reducing the durability and life of the call.

The main complaint heard about stack frame calls is regarding the thickness being uncomfortable. My first stack frame call was a triple stack. I learned to deal with it, but at 14 years old, it was quite a mouth full ! We asked my father to talk to his call making friend about making a double stack for us. He was hesitant at first since the triple was his claim to fame, but bowed to our begging and delivered the double stack we requested. This later would become one of his best sellers.  Many years before my Legendary call maker and good friend passed away, he was willing to impart to me the knowledge, materials, tools and, "recipes," that made him a legend. I began making my hand-made calls for family and close friends, using the techniques and materials given me by him.

As my brother and I continued to kill turkeys and introduce many to turkey hunting we also introduced many to the magic of the stack frame call. ALL LOVED THE SOUND; half could handle the call. I began to vary my calls in thickness to be more user friendly to the masses. This also allowed those who could use the stack frame calls more call variation when afield. I also make several single frame calls including a line of youth calls that allow more choices and a call for  anyone who wishes to use a mouth call. All of my single frame, multi-reed calls come with reed separators.

The result is a line of hand-made calls that is unmatched in rasp, tone, volume, variations and ease of use.

If you can't find what you need I also make custom calls to order!

cHECK OUT SOME OF THE CALLS!

yOUTH fRAME CALLS !!


These small frame calls are not just for kids!  Many hunters have told me that they just can't find diaphragm calls small enough for their mouth thereby limiting their call choices. They are especially hampered by not being able to call on a close tom without moving.

These calls come in single and double reed with either 3 or 4 mm Latex reeds.

YFS 003   -  Single Reed 3mm latex

YFS 004   -  Single Reed 4mm latex

YFD 033  -  Double Reed 3mm over 3mm latex

YFD 043  -  Double Reed 4mm over 3mm latex

YOUTH DOUBLE REED CALLS COME WITH 2 REED SEPARATORS INCLUDED FREE !!

medium thickness stack fRAME CALLS !!


These calls come with 4,3,or2 mm Latex reeds with reed separation of approximately .075 inch. Stack frames greatly reduce the sticking together of the reeds allowing for you to be ready for that very necessary cold call!  They also have greater volume, rasp and tone without the need for cutting the reeds.

DSM 232 -Double stack 3mm over 2mm latex  .075 reed separation

DSM 233 -Double stack 3mm over 3mm latex  .075 reed separation

DSM 243 -Double stack 4mm over 3mm latex  .075 reed separation

thin stack fRAME CALLS !!


The double stack frame call you've been waiting on! These calls come with 4,3,or2 mm Latex reeds in the thinnest reed separation of the stacks being only about .055 inch. Stack frames greatly reduce the sticking together of the reeds allowing for you to be ready for that very necessary cold call!  They also have greater volume, rasp and tone without the need for cutting the reeds.

DSN 232 -Double stack 3mm over 2mm latex  .055 reed separation

DSN 233 -Double stack 3mm over 3mm latex  .055 reed separation

DSK 243 -Double stack 4mm over 3mm latex  .055 reed separation

thick stack fRAME CALLS !!


These calls come with 4,3,or2 mm Latex reeds with reed separation of approximately 1 tenth of an inch. Stack frames greatly reduce the sticking together of the reeds allowing for you to be ready for that very necessary cold call!  They also have greater volume, rasp and tone without the need for cutting the reeds.

DSK 232 -Double stack 3mm over 2mm latex  .10 inch reed separation

DSK 233 -Double stack 3mm over 3mm latex  .10 inch reed separation

DSK 243 -Double stack 4mm over 3mm latex  .10 inch reed separation

reed separation


Top - DSN  .055 inch Separation

Middle- DSM  .075 inch

Bottom - DSK  1/10 of an inch

single frame CALLS !!


Single frame calls in single and double reeds. Sturdy fool proof calls for the pro and beginner alike.

ALL OF THE SINGLE FRAME, MULTI-REED CALLS COME WITH 2 REED SEPARATORS INCLUDED FREE!!

SFD 132 - Single frame double reed 3mm over 2mm latex

SFD 133 - Single frame double reed 3mm over 3mm latex

SFD 143 - Single frame double reed 4mm over 3mm latex


SFS 102 - Single frame single reed 2mm latex

SFS 103 - Single frame single reed 3mm latex

SFS 104 - Single frame single reed 4mm latex

triple stack fRAME CALLS !!


These calls come with 4,3,or2 mm Latex reeds with reed separation the same as the double stack calls above. These are the Kings of the turkey calls! Unmatched rasp, tone and volume. These calls are not for every one, but for those that can master them they will call in birds from the next county! It's like three callers calling together in perfect harmony cascading every pitch and tone to excite the finicky and call shy bird.

TSN 333 -Triple stack 3,3,3mm latex .055 inch reed separation

TSM 333 -Triple stack 3,3,3mm latex .075 inch reed separation

TSM 433 -Triple stack 4,3,3mm latex .075 inch reed separation

Not all variations are listed but can be hand-made on request.


REED SEPARATORS !!!


WHY??  BECAUSE I HATE STUCK REEDS !!

ALL OF MY SINGLE FRAME, MULTI REED CALLS COME WITH 2 REED SEPARATORS FREE !!

MADE OF FIBROUS MATERIAL THAT WILL NOT DETERIOATE LIKE PAPER AND WILL NOT STICK TO THE REEDS LIKE PLASTIC. ALLOWS REEDS TO DRY EVEN WHEN IN CONTACT WITH THE SEPARATOR. PONTED ON ONE END AND ROUNDED ON THE OTHER.

ALSO SOLD SEPARATELY 'CAUSE I HATE STUCK REEDS !!