We met at Field's Western Store in, what was then west Little Rock, where Mr. Bowles had some of his hand made, checkered, carved duck calls. We didn't get any of Mr. Bowles calls that day; my Dad blew several of them, but really wanted the double reed. It wasn't until a number of years later, shortly after Mr.
Bowles had died, my Dad, acquired these three, plus one more of the blank A. Bowles duck calls, for a total of 4. My Dad died in the mid 1980s & I wish I would have asked him a lot more. The High Shouldered double reed one is, I believe, one of a kind.I was told it was the only one like it Mr. I have been looking for any others like it, and I have not found any. In the early 1960s, Yentzen's double reed calls were made highly popular by Cowboy, Carl Yentzen's protege and 1959 World Duck Call Championship Winner in Stuttgart, Arkansas.
This is where my Dad, still in his 20s, met him and was converted from Chick Majors Arkansas Single reed style to the new double reed, Yentzen style. My Dad blew a Yentzen from then on, liked Yentzen's double reed, and got Mr. Bowles to make this double reed call, using Yentzen's Patented reed.There were some ideas they had, back in the early 1960s, about combineing A. Bowles calls with Yentzen's double read, but it never flew. Bowles, but he would not sell this High Shoulder, double reed call, because "he didn't own the patent". The item "Lot Sale A. Bowles Duck Calls 1 of a Kind Hi Shldr Ckrded Rnd Shlder & Blank" is in sale since Friday, May 22, 2020.
This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Hunting\Vintage Hunting\Duck Decoys". The seller is "479waylandroberts3" and is located in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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