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    Arkansas Hawg Caller Spinnerbaits.......

    Does anyone on this forum have any idea where the molds for the original Arkansas Hawg Caller are at? I remember them being made in Pine Bluff. Also seems like I remember hearing that they had put most of their eggs in WalMarts basket and then WalMart pulled the rug out from under them. I have recently found a few that I didn't know I had, and just would like to know the situation. Good baits in my opinion.

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    I was under the impression someone here made them (Lamar or Clarksville). But, that's just from hearing others at the ramp. I've never bought any or looked for them.

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    Sources say: Dennis West bought the company back in the late 80's or early 90's. Made spinnerbaits and buzzbaits only. (Lamar, AR). Then, sold it a few years back to somebody down south.
    Company was ARKANSAS HAWG CALLER BAIT CO.

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    I fished a Central Pro-Am tournament with Dennis West at Lake Dardanelle back in about 2003 or 04....He was jackpotting the tourny , and he does/did live at Lamar, Ark. Really laid back and nice guy......He gave me 3 of his spinnerbaits that day, and a couple of business cards.....I think him and his son had the business together, if I remember right.....I've still got the baits and his cards.....somewhere......
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkeeterDD22 View Post
    Sources say: Dennis West bought the company back in the late 80's or early 90's. Made spinnerbaits and buzzbaits only. (Lamar, AR). Then, sold it a few years back to somebody down south.
    Company was ARKANSAS HAWG CALLER BAIT CO.
    That is correct.......
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    Anybody know how to get in touch with him? Looked on Whitepages.com, no one in the Lamar/Clarksville area popped up.

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    The Hawg Caller spinnerbaits I grew up using were made in Pine Bluff. I would also like to know who has the mold for these as I'm down to 1 3/8 oz spinnerbait left. Had a Hawg destroy one this morning.

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    Hawgcaller molds

    Quote Originally Posted by Hogsfan79 View Post
    The Hawg Caller spinnerbaits I grew up using were made in Pine Bluff. I would also like to know who has the mold for these as I'm down to 1 3/8 oz spinnerbait left. Had a Hawg destroy one this morning.
    I have all the Hawg Caller molds, we still sell the baits. Rick Keller is our rep. U can get him at byubaits@bellsouth.net
    Last edited by Headhawg; 08-14-2012 at 10:42 PM. Reason: Add emai address

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headhawg View Post
    I have all the Hawg Caller molds, we still sell the baits. Rick Keller is our rep. U can get him at byubaits@bellsouth.net

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headhawg View Post
    I have all the Hawg Caller molds, we still sell the baits. Rick Keller is our rep. U can get him at byubaits@bellsouth.net
    I sent him an e-mail. Glad to know Hawg Caller is still around!

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    Thanks Headhawg. Help spread the word that we are still around.

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    Hey Hogsfan 79 - drop me a line at byubaits@bellsouth.net and I can hook you up with the NEW Arkansas Hawg Caller spinnerbaits. Same head - new (better) hook. Still the best buzz bait I have ever thrown.

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    I spent a few minutes on the phone with Rick today, he is really into his brand and product! So, if any of you has any interest in the original Arkansas Hawg Caller spinnerbaits/buzz baits, give him a shout or drop him an e-mail, he'll get you fixed up! I'm going to fo' sho'!

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    I sent an email just now. Thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LA Hawg Caller View Post
    Hey Hogsfan 79 - drop me a line at byubaits@bellsouth.net and I can hook you up with the NEW Arkansas Hawg Caller spinnerbaits. Same head - new (better) hook. Still the best buzz bait I have ever thrown.
    Rick,
    I tried responding to your email with my phone number, but your server is rejecting it. I will send you a instant message with the number included.
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    Just to let you good fishermen know - Arkansas Hawg Caller products are presently in the following locations. Arkansas Hawg Caller - Catching Hawgs - Since 1960.

    Wilkins Brothers - Russellville Arkansas - Has a really good selection.
    Lefty's Gun & Pawn - Dardnelle Arkansas - Has a good selection of local colors.
    Fish-N-Stuff - Sherwood Arkansas - Has a limited supply.
    Sportsman Depot - Shreveport Louisiana - Our largest store - Best selection of spinnerbaits & buzz baits.
    Toledeo Tackle - Monroe & West Monroe Louisiana.
    Pokeys Home Town Sports - Rome Georgia - Good selection - has a website. www.pokeyshometownsports.com
    Country Sportsman - Rome Georgia - Good Selection.

    If your favorite store is not on this list - get with them the next time you are in spending your hard earned cash and inform them AHC is still around.

    We are in the process of getting a Web Site up and running to make it easier to supply you guys with these "ole time" favorite baits. Until then - just send me an email to byubaits@bellsouth.net and within a couple of emails or phone calls we can figure out what you need - and I can "hook-u-up" with these time tested baits.

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    Rick Keller
    Last edited by LA Hawg Caller; 08-23-2012 at 05:19 PM.

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    Email and IM sent Rick.

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    Received my baits yesterday, and I must say they look awesome! Good doing business with you Rick.

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    Hogsfan79 - Glad you liked the AHC baits. Send me an email on the other four you wanted and I can build them tomorrow. All I need is head color & size, skirt color, blade types (Indiana, Willow or Colorado) and the blade finish (fish scale, smooth nickel, Hex Gold, etc.)

    Thanks, and spread the word about AHC Baits. I am still waiting on the guys at Above & Below Outdoors to get me their wish list for their store. Pretty sure they are in Sheridan Arkansas. That would give you guys another dealer in Arkansas. I hope to hear from them soon.

    LA Hawg Caller

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    Hogsfan79,

    Did you ever decide on those last 4 baits you needed? I can get them built by the end of the week for you!

    Rick

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