The story behind the Crobilt call names!
Back in 2001 when I finally found the sound I was after, a good friend of mine who by the way does not hunt waterfowl came over for a visit. This wise guy cracked a joke at me and said, "oh now you think your the duck call Guru", man we laughed about that comment and to this day I'm still not sure why we thought it was so funny. That's how the first call name came to life. Long story short, all the following call names have been named after family members and close friends. I try to keep the names a four letter word although it hasn't always worked out that way. I couldn't come up with any names that meant something to me that would also make sense to other potential customers. So I thought why not name the calls after someone in my family or close friends of mine. As you read this I know what you are thinking and its most likely why would anyone want their name on a duck call, well, they didn't have a choice.
The "Guru" is a single reed duck call and was the first call ever developed by Crobilt. This call is on the louder side in volume. Very aggressive call that has tones of range. The Guru likes to have air pushed through it during operation. More air the better it sounds on top but still has that deep raspy ducky bottom end that cleans up nicely on top.
The "Kobe" name after my little bro is a single reed duck call that is a made for that close in ducky, nasally sound while trying to finish the birds. This call features air grooves which help moisture locking up the call during use. The Kobe really shines on the bottom end when sounding like a mallard hen is a must. The Kobe is perfect for the beginner to advanced and will make all the sounds that we feel a mallard duck should make.
The "Riot" was named by myself after trying to make the Kobe a little more free and looser which also had more volume. I was testing the call out and thought this call is so damn fun to run. So I called it the Riot. The Riot duck call is a single reed call that has tons of range and good volume. Its deeper in tone than the Kobe but is still able to be quiet when called upon. The Riot transitions from sequence to sequence flawlessly. This call features air grooves which help moisture locking up the call during use.
The "Owyn" was named after my amazing friends first born daughter. Man she is such a sweetheart and this call is exactly that. The Owyn is a single reed duck call and sounds just like a 2 year old young hen. Little higher pitch in tone and gets very whiny when needed. From sweet hails to the aggressive feed chatter this call can do it all. This call features air grooves which help moisture locking up the call during use. This call is also the smallest of the duck calls Crobilt offers.
The "Addy" is named after my cut little niece. Although she is cute and sweet this call is not. The Addy is a back sloped tone board that sounds amazing and easy to operate and is very aggressive. Has more rasp than range but sounds so ducky. Sometimes less is more and this call does just that. The Addy has good volume and a very ducky tone.
The "Suze" is named after that old mallard hen you here at the local watering hole just yacking away and never shuts up that is also always right. This call is bad to the bone! Its much like the Owyn in a lot ways but is much sassier with more volume and range. This call also features air grooves to help with moisture build up under the reed.
The "Izzy" is named after my niece also. This call is just flat out runs amazing and sound fabulous just like Izzy. She is nasally and ducky that also features air grooves to help with moisture build up under the reed. This call is much like the Owyn but much more aggressive, has more volume and has the raspy mallard tone.
The "Stacey" is named after my amazing cousin. The Stacey is Crobilts version of a "cutdown" call. This call is easy to operate that has great volume and easy to control. The transitions are easy and smooth between the various mallard hen sequences that this call does. Man this call just barks and demands the attention of the drake mallards. The Stacey also features air grooves typically not found on a "cutdown" call to help moisture build up under the reed.
The "Keri" is named after my mother. I mean what else needs to be said. We all know how moms are. Make her mad and they let you know. Be a good boy and they will give you the world. This call is just that. Push it to far and it will let you know, be sweet and smooth and watch those drake mallards attention focus on your sound. Medium in volume and full of ducks. This call also features air grooves to help with moisture build up under the reed.
Although all these call models are not available all the time we still make each and every one them from time to time. Most of these calls are only available by special order and are only made out of wood.