We at Feather & Fur are very proud to
continue to offer new products EVERY YEAR, we cannot
say we are market leaders because we don’t have any
competition, we are the only company manufacturing
game calls, electronic caller booster boxes,
professional cages, exotic trapping urines, hunting
lights, patented swivel chairs that fit our lights,
and hand calls for Feather & Fur in South Africa. Our
products are top class quality with impeccable
New for 2010 are open reeded predator
calls, we are marketing it in a PREDATOR BUNDLE,
has squeaky, semi raspy to major raspy to long range.
Here is one of the calls we are
How I do it is I design a tone board
with a putty base and carve it out, I then imbed the
image into a computer in a typical CNC machine and the
lathe memorises the image and contours. I then cut
myself an original from extruded plastic. Then I
assemble a call and try it out, if happy go ahead and
mould it, like this!
Here we have a typical mould with all parts ready to
be thrown, the base coat is Imverife mixed with 80%
polymargine. I then place it in a mould and make the
mixture for either plastic, resin or Mylar finishes.
These are the first attempts and first examples to go
into various mixtures for testing. The green
holders indicate Mylar coatings with catalyst.
Note the bottom mould, is ready to
throw the cat paw prints for cage trapping.
Above we have different moulds for call
parts and styles. The call we are discussing in
question above is the green holder bottom left in the
Below is a photo with a rubber solution poured to
create an open reeded call I made on a CNC machine –
it has a plug already built in, so no need to use
extra plugs and parts on this caller. When it is
thrown and dried off, if I am happy I then produce the
parts on the CNC machine.
Here we have a rubber solution to
produce the first real PROTOTYPE caller,
it takes 2 days to dry in the sun and when opened will
produce me with a finished article, and if I am happy
I then will start with mass producing the part to be
fitted to my caller, I then use an injection moulding
I then will make different colours to suit my needs.
Below are some other rubber moulds
ready to be set over two days.
Below is a photo of the first PROTOTYPE
call part, this is a crude example, but after its
cleaned up and checked for sound quality will be mass
produced like the example below that.
This photo shows the original
prototype, made of resin and Mylar composition. This
is still in its cast form prior to it’s finished off
form. This photo I made a mess of, I elongated the
picture by mistake, but the total call part tone board
is exactly 1 inch in length.
PHOTO OF THE COMPLETED CALLER
This particular caller is sold on its own for R 345-00
it is a typical open reeded caller, makes distress
sounds and also puppy whimpers and barking, great for
calling in the wind, its nice and loud. Gary
personally sands the reeds to achieve the correct
sound prior to installation.
We also sell these custom calls made at
EXAMPLE OF DISTRESS TONEBOARD
Here is a tone board blank I use from my lathe. This
is a general tone board that offers me good distress
sounds, I use this in many of the calls I make. The
board is long and 7mm wide in the inside of airflow
chamber. It is over 7 cm long, I use this with a twice
hardened reed for barking calls, and a once hardened
reed for distress sounds. I use laminated plastic
material often for reeds; it gives good sounds, and
then I sometimes use Mylar also. Mylar is a more
condensed material and tends to stick faster than
laminated materials when you call a lot on one stand.
Here is a picture showing the width of
airflow on the inside.
This particular tone board is very
sleek and gives great sound.
Here are two other calls from the PREDATOR BUNDLE –
You get 4 calls for R795-00.