November 7, 2008--Posted at 9:30 a.m. CST
HONERSVILLE, MO--Barry McFarland makes his duck calls just like they did back in the turn of the century, just like one of the best call makers of all time, J.T. Beckworth. It takes McFarland 6-8 months to finish a call, because his calls are meticulously carved by hand.
He stamps each call with the word, "McDuck," because he says McFarland was too big to fit. He uses exotic woods from around the world for the barrel, and uses German silver for the reed, just like Beckworth did. McFarland soaks his calls in linseed oil for two months to make them waterproof.