R.I.P. John Spotts

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  1. pounder

    pounder Elite Refuge Member

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    He passed away early this morning....condolences to family and friends
     
  2. Adam Tudor

    Adam Tudor Refuge Member

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    Good guy and good call maker. I have one of his metal reeds, and of his pewter head calls.
     
  3. R.R.HARBAUGH

    R.R.HARBAUGH Senior Refuge Member

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    He did Iowa proud!!!
    Great caller.
    Great duck hunter.
    Great person.
    RIP
     
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  4. pounder

    pounder Elite Refuge Member

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    Exactly....the calling world takes another stumble
    Tim, Rick and now John....it's like they say....only the good......
     
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  5. Wanderer

    Wanderer Senior Refuge Member

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    His calls could make a Mallard do anything you wanted them to do.

    Testament to a great call maker.

    God Speed!
     
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  6. R.R.HARBAUGH

    R.R.HARBAUGH Senior Refuge Member

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    Fellas down south have their Cut Downs, and Reelfoot calls.....

    Here on the East Side of Iowa, we have Lake Odessa and the local call makers are pure duck killers.
    Spotts was one of those MEN. He hunted "the lake" killed a ton of ducks on a high pressured Public Area. He could demand and command them into the decoys. Nothing fancy just pure mallard duck sounds.
     
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  7. 15thTN

    15thTN Elite Refuge Member

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    Mr. Spotts stayed at my grandparents resort on Reelfoot years ago. It was during his "pewter head" duck days, and he gave away several calls to my family. To this day one of my Uncles still uses one of those calls. He's quite the fanatic of those calls.

    I bought a few at a estate sale, one of which is a "pewter head", with a diamond wood barrel. I also have the one my grandad used.

    They were top of the line in their day, and still a good call to this day. Sure modern calls can do more, sound better to our ears, and not to mention louder. Though, I wouldn't feel left too far behind with one of his calls. I never picked one up that couldn't ring. In that way, they remind me of Carlson duck calls. Very consistent, and like I said every one will ring. Alot of modern calls that should, can't ring, and the sound is not near as consistent as a Spotts. Every Spotts sounds, and runs identically to the next one. Really amazing to me.
     

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