A very good friend gave me a couple jake bones he had a while back, wanting me to fashion a wingbone yelper for him. I'm clearly not the right guy for this job, but let me tell you - Arnie Jonathan sure is.
I asked AJ to make two calls -- one for my buddy and one for me. Let's go 'function over form,' I told him, and then I waited for what I figured would be a few plain calls to show up. AJ responded with function and form together with these two beauties. AJ calls them hunter-grade, and all I could say was "Wow!" when I opened the box. I am just simply blown away by how strikingly beautiful these calls are, and more importantly how easily they run. These wing bones simply talk turkey because AJ knows how to tune a set of bones for sure. Within a few minutes I realized I was holding my new favorite call.
I found AJ to be everything people say: easy to talk to, easy to work with, customer first, and a true craftsman. Check his web site, you'll see for yourself. For "hunter grade" there is nothing plain and simple in AJ's definition - AJ builds form into function with every touch, and the beauty of the wing bone call shines with these examples. I couldn't be more proud to have one in my growing call collection.
A closer peek...
As if, as Tom Kelly writes, the last of the waiting for opening day wasn't hard enough to survive, now I have my new favorite go-to call begging and pleading to get out into the woods quick! Thanks AJ - I truly appreciate your work and effort.
First class all the way.
"So much of this business of hunting turkeys, you stupid it up right at the last.
You do everything right for an hour and a half, and then you sit down here
and there's nothing you can do about it, you made a mistake."
Tom Kelly, [i]Turkey Tales