On The Fly Custom Duck and Goose Calls

Welcome to the Duck Capital of St. Clair County - Algonac, MI. Located In the heart of the St Clair Flats, there is a custom shop turning out high quality duck and goose calls the old fashion way...One Unique Call at a time.

Operating as usual

I received three or four messages asking me what duck whistles I have left…this is the balance until I turn more. These are signed and dated and the new logo. If interested just let me know which one. I will sell them for $20 per except the middle dark one…that one is $30.00

I was asked if my calls and whistles work... Is this proof enough? Nothing better than hunting with a local legend!

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If interested please PM me. Prices vary. The one on the far left is spoken for. The Round fat bottomed one With the straight stem I’m keeping.

[11/14/18]   I have not turned a Call in almost three years. I went through a Divorce, had some tools and tooling come up missing. Moved and slowly started rebuilding and putting the shop back together. I had a customer’s call in storage that needed a minor repair and finally got that returned. Imagine how upset he must have been or surprised to get the call back! I humbly apologize! Not sure when I will have calls. I’m completely sold out. I do have a few duck whistles available and I made a few long stemmed pipes this month if interested let me know! I will make a complete come back!

[11/01/14]   Where's The DUCKS?? Sent calls this week to SC, WA, NE, IL, WY, and Wa. You guys seeing Birds? I hear there are some good numbers on the Canadian side but Im not hearing the guns in the Marsh!

Ive had enough of 3.5 shells! I wanna sell my baby and get something else...this Cannon needs to be in the hands of a younger water fowler who wants to reach out and touch someone..I mean touch a duck... if interested PM me, I will give you a very good, fair deal on this Beauty. It is a DU edition with all the DU Logos... beautiful case too. Gun was just cleaned and ready to go! Course it might be getting some exercise this weekend as geese fly over!

Someone had a Good Morning! Kris Marble had a great start to the season...No Decoys... came in using our 7/8" custom goose call! Nice Job Kris!

[10/13/14]   Two blue-bird mornings... saw two on opening day...no shots. No complaints....its still duck season!

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I keep getting asked if my Duck Calls really work or Sound Good.. You let me know what you think! Im not the best caller but Im improving but this guy is awesome!

Captain Christian Syoen of Flatsman Charters is someone I met by chance if you believe in such things. When he asked to check out my calls, to my surprise, I had to grab my phone and catch this. He didnt know I was going to do video tape and I think he was a little surprised but NOT as surprised as I was. This guy is awesome. One of the best callers I have seen. You can tell what he has put into our sport! I highly recommend these guys! I hope you enjoy what our calls are capable of!

[09/19/14]   Last night was a great night! The guys I met from Colony Dr. took some time to not just look at my calls but to give their opinions regarding branding and logos etc. Interestingly enough, both gentleman were in their late 20's early 30's and what was most important to them was not a logo or brand. What they wanted was a unique one of a kind call that had a signature and date on it. Very interesting. I hate my new logo but love the new website look. I like the name On The Fly because it combines two of my favorite things- Duck Hunting and and Fly Fishing. We just want to let everyone know... I don't claim to be Duck Dynasty, nor a world class caller, or even the best call builder out there. What I do stand by and claim is that I put my heart, and soul into those calls when I make them. My family can attest to that. Here is what goes into them...

1. Finding Interesting pieces of wood.
2. Buying bands that reflect a nice unique look.
3. Inserts. Big topic last night. I have all the tools and skill to turn and make my own inserts and have done so. I have purchased inserts from nearly every commercial supplier and tried them all. I settled on one that in my humble opinion sounds the best to me. They work. Does that mean the others don't work? No. If you want a custom insert I will gladly make you one and I will post a picture today of a black walnut insert I just finished.
4. We will be changing the Logo and wanted to thank those gentleman who gave me their opinions. Consensus was...the new logo is too busy! I agree.
5. I want out of making punt paddles for now. I had five different people stop and ask if I would be willing to make one for them. I can make 30 calls in the time it takes me to make 1 punt paddle.
6. I am not a great caller. I get out there and have just as much fun as anyone else. Captain Christian Syoen of Flatsmen Charters demonstrates my calls on this page and in my opinion...he is a very good Caller.. Wish I could make half the sounds he gets out of these calls especially the goose calls.
7. We apologize for not having more goose calls there last night. We sold every goose call made.
8. We hand turn and hand finish and polish every call. I can't tell you exactly how long it takes to make 1 call because there are steps taken that literally take days. Drill one day, Bore in a day or two, turn the barrel, then decide on a finish. We seal the inside of every wooden call with bees wax. Two reasons why... some woods are toxic and you want to protect the inside from too much moisture. Bees wax works great for that and its a natural organic product. Calls have three possible finishes... CA, Oil, or in some cases... depending on the wood.. a tack cloth and two step buffing process suffices. Calls are then laser engraved. I have two or three different guys who do the engraving... in the future we may do our own.
9. Many of you may not know this but my son Josh Blair is now a part of this too now. He is running the new website that is under construction. He will be graduating from Central Michigan this year! He is welcome to work to whatever capacity he chooses. He loves duck hunting and fly fishing as much as I do. You will have a great time fly fishing or hunting with him.
10. We started making duck whistles after watching a video of a gentleman with a go pro showing some mallards turning and coming back as he was using one of these. Equally effective on Teal. Just a little something different to try in the blind. Whistles have been around a long time. No one knows who made the first one. These little calls pack a nice punch and take some time to make. Hope you like them. Several sold last night and we are looking forward to getting pics back.

In closing, we all have dreams and a story to tell. My dream has always been to build or be part of a team that builds orphanages. Those of you who know my story know why.

We each have a story to tell, heard some great ones last night. I would love to see this company grow and be successful. Right now its a hobby but for me...its what I will do if and when I retire. Lord willing and good health..we will keep making things. Hope you enjoy them. Its more than a purchase to us. These aren't CNC'd pieces of plastic, no cookie cutter calls here. We don't brag about the sweet sweet music coming from them, we let our pro staffers and field testers brag. Their skill and success is what we celebrate. We post their pics. We brag on them.

[09/19/14]   I would like to thank St Clair Flats Waterfowlers for having me tonight. It was a great event for a great cause. Tomorrow I will share more. Made a couple of new friends and a couple of business contacts which might be fantastic in the long run. Best part of the night was when two guides one from Indiana and the other from I believe Alaska both bought calls. The guide from Alaska took his back to his table. He came back and bought a second call about an hour later. Cant wait to get pics back from those guys with the birds they got.

Record for me and I am exhausted! 23 Calls in a week... Water Fowlers dinner tonight and then I should have a few extra calls for sale. Also taking orders.

New Calls coming! I will have approx. 30 calls ready for sale starting Thursday of this week. I am in school again so I will only be making a few calls this winter. Here is a sneak peek of a what is coming! I added a few acrylic calls, duck whistles are something new. And the other calls will be posted soon! Hope you enjoy what you see.

[09/09/14]   I had a new customer contact me a couple of weeks ago stating that he was using a call he purchased from me and that the call sustained some damage. PLEASE contact me again. Facebook has changed my page and I no longer have your message to respond to!! I would like to learn more about what happened and see if I can assist you with getting this call repaired or replaced!

New Logo, finishing up on the Website soon, sorry for the delay...Im back in school and My Web Designer loves duck hunting and calls almost as much as me! Here's the New Logo and my first set of business cards. Please, give me your opinion of the logo. Im on the fence on it. I do love the cards! Vistaprint does a nice job!

New Logo, New Cards...I welcome your feedback. Not sure I am sold on the LOGO and looking for honest feedback from everyone. Thanks!

A Day with Flatsman Charters - Oct 2013

These guys are fantastic! Feel like I made some new friends! Highly recommend them! I know I will be back! Thanks guys for everything!

These guys are fantastic! Feel like I made some new friends! Highly recommend them! I know I will be back! Thanks guys for everything!

Captain Christian Syoen of Flatsman Charters is someone I met by chance if you believe in such things. When he asked to check out my calls, to my surprise, I had to grab my phone and catch this. He didnt know I was going to do video tape and I think he was a little surprised but NOT as surprised as I was. This guy is awesome. One of the best callers I have seen. You can tell what he has put into our sport! I highly recommend these guys! I hope you enjoy what our calls are capable of!

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Got to spend a special day with some good guys! Cant wait to go again!

Got to spend a special day with some good guys! Cant wait to go again!

Just a Magnificent Animal! What a great Shot..

Who's seen a push from the recent cold snap??

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I couldnt wait!! It isnt finished... the logo may change some...we may add some new lines of products....but the spirit is there. I hope you like it...and feel free to leave feedback!

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[10/31/13]   The New Website Front Page is LIVE!! Just wanna iron out a few details with the LOGO and we will go for it! I so wanna post it right now...it killing me to wait!

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I would like to put together a trip out with Flatsman Charters again..in the very near future... say maybe three or four guys...maybe six?? I will post possible dates if you would like to go message me or text here... Ill add you and let you know details... remember the season is just starting... its getting better every day! Oh yeah..if you are going to the Draw....and looking for a new duck or goose call I have a few left... message me. J

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A Day with Flatsman Charters - Oct 2013

These guys are fantastic! Feel like I made some new friends! Highly recommend them! I know I will be back! Thanks guys for everything!

These guys are fantastic! Feel like I made some new friends! Highly recommend them! I know I will be back! Thanks guys for everything!

I got to hunt with Flatsman Charters yesterday. Cant say enough good about these guys! Being from Missouri, I had never hunted like this and I had so much fun! In the words of one of the guys... Its like crack... and all I can say is WOW... we had a fun morning, slow afternoon but what a great time! If you would like to hunt, and looking for a partner, I would hunt with these guys again in a second! Top Notch treatment, they readily share their knowledge and hey...a picture speaks a thousand words!

[10/26/13]   I cant say enough good about Sunrise Waterfowl ... Dave Patterson is nothing short of Class.. We didnt have a good hunt...just too windy. We shot two birds and what does he do? After setting up 200 decoys, calling his rear-end off... he looked at us and said... This one is on Me... He would not take our money! Needless to say...we will book with him again. The two birds that did come in were locked and cupped coming in... there just werent a lot of birds flying for us. Now Cranes...there were hundreds of those today... very strange! If you would like to hunt...let me know...we are going to book another trip in a couple of weeks.. I gotta support a guide who works that hard!

On The Fly Acrylic Calls

Ryan, my friend from Pintail Waterfowlers gave me a piece of acrylic...and here is the result! Our first acrylic call!!

Ryan, my friend from Pintail Waterfowlers gave me a piece of acrylic...and here is the result! Our first acrylic call!!

[10/24/13]   Goose Hunting Saturday Morning...I have room for one more hunter... w / guide. Paid hunt on private land. Text or email or message me today!

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[10/22/13]   What is it about duck and goose hunting that is just so much fun? I can sum it up...they appear from out of nowhere, when you see them before they see you, your heart starts pounding! You call...they see your decoys, sometimes they are cautious...other times, they simply lock up, cup those wings and soar right over or into the fray! You hear someone or a voice in your head say NOW, or Take EM, and you shift into automatic, you click off the safety as you rise, you aim as best you can (trust me when they are coming in, it all happens so fast..in seconds, they are beating those wings to get the heck out of there and you are trying to blast them before they get out of range! It isnt easy...I miss more often than I hit but I am grinning ear to ear the entire time! When you miss you replay it over and over...when you put a bird down You are thrilled that you are going home with food, a trophy, and a memory that will last a life time...and that is what I call Living! Get out there! Get a call in your hand, feel the marsh wind, marvel at the craftsmanship of your shotgun, joke with your hunting partners, take some birds home, make some jerky, and share this incredible heritage with your family and friends! Now that sums up Duck and Goose Hunting doesnt it?

Decided this week to do a little goose hunting. I'd say the goose calls work! Learned a lot...can't wait for late season!! I will be back out there for sure!!

[10/09/13]   Duck Opener coming Saturday Morning! I should be making calls! Ive been so excited about getting back out there I have spent two nights trying to build a blind on that antique old duck boat... Pics to follow. Cant wait for the maiden voyage! Hope my Father in Law is ready to tune up that little motor that has worked so well in the past!! Good Luck Guys...

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