View Full Version : Welby's Homemade Magic Tube Call Recipe
03-20-2001, 11:03 AM
Here is my first entry on the Homebrew Forum.
I was going to use this drawing to explain to Tinhorn how I make my favorite turkey call, but decided instead to make a full illustration to share with others. ###(Tinhorn and I have been talking turkeys via MSN Messenger service.)
In my opinion, no call is as realistic as this or as versatile as this. ###I wish I could say it was my idea, but it's not. ###You can afford to make as many of these calls as you want, and they all sound different. ###Chances are, you'll be the only hunter in the woods with a call that sounds like this.
Try it. ###I promise that once you learn to use it you will love it.
Nice work Welby!
Very easy to understand instructions. Think I'll give it a try. I can't wait to see my brother's reaction when I pull this outta my vest
03-20-2001, 05:23 PM
Most excellent tube call Welby. I've made a bunch of these calls but there is one problem. The tube call is the only turkey call I've picked up in all my life that I can't get a decent sound out of. I've tried Knight and Hale tube calls, ###my own tube calls and many others and I sound terrible. I had many turkey hunters who could play a sweet tune on one give me tips and critique my methods by no luck.
I've never tried the washer on the rear so I'm going to try that and see what happens.
I got so desperate one year to learn this call I searched out one of the great goose tube callers in north Missouri. He just covered his ears after a few lessons and grimaced.
03-20-2001, 07:49 PM
I'm not gonna lie to you, I learned to call on a diaphragm in less time than it took to properly call on a tube. ###But, the effort has paid off in the woods. ###I get so much more response from my tube calls that I hardly use any of the other calls anymore.
It really takes a while to get a feel for it, but don't give up. ###One day, everything will just fall into place and you'll know it. ###It will feel so right and sound so good you'll wonder how you never got it right before.
03-21-2001, 08:34 PM
This is great. ###I saw this the other night got excited and went out to the store today to get what i needed. ###I made one with emt and one with pvc. ###I definately need to work on my yelping.. But in like 3 mins I was able to produce some awesome purrs. ###Also, I was amazed at how well it gobbles. ###I am duly impressed with this call. ###I am going to make a few more of varying lengths to see how it affects the tone. ###I just need to work on the yelps, but i have two more weeks befor the season opens here.
03-21-2001, 11:07 PM
Cowboy, I appreciate your compliments and am very glad you like it. ###Responses like that make drawing and posting such an illustration all the more worthwhile. ###Thank you.
PLEASE NOTE: ###One tip I should have added to the drawing that I will say here is this. ###When epoxying the lip brace in or the washer on the end, sand all mating surfaces where there will be epoxy with a coarse grit sandpaper to increase surface adhesion. ###Sometimes even the best epoxies can't keep these boogers in place, especially when using the PVC tube.
03-21-2001, 11:14 PM
One more thing...like raspy turkey calls? ###Make one of these with the tube only about 3/4" long. ###Not only is this thing so small that it just hides in your shirt pocket, but you can't match the rasp or frequency of this call even with a diaphragm call.
And another thing...need a good rubber band to keep your box calls from squeaking? ###Cut a rubber band from the same small diameter bike inner tube (1-3/8" size, I think) as for the tube call, only cut it about 1/4" thick. ###These little bands are hard to break and will just fit over a Lynch Fool Proof or other similarly sized box call. ###They work much better than regular rubber bands.
02-12-2003, 05:31 AM
I am still getting email requests for these instructions because the illustration no longer appears in my original post.
For those of you wanting the instructions, I can email them to you upon request.
If anyone has a site that can host the picture, feel free to post it if you want to.
03-01-2003, 04:46 PM
I have been getting a lot of requests lately for the tube call instructions. And, unfortunately I've not been able to respond to everyone who've requested them. I am very, very sorry for that, but I promise I am not ignoring you.
The original illustration is on a disk at my office. I looked at it the other day and saw some changes I want to make before giving it out.
Also, I have no way of posting pictures on the forum as of right now. If anyone else would like to do so when I have updated the instructions (will be done on Monday, I promise!), you are welcome to do so.
For everyone who wants the instructions, contact me on here or via email and let me have your email address and I will send them to you hopefully next week by Thursday.
Again, I am sorry for being so slow to respond lately...I promise I'll try to do better. (I've been sort of wrapped up lately!)
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