Ep. 18. Josh Raggio - Raggio Custom Calls
Raggio Custom Calls
My guest today is one of my long time friends Josh Raggio of Raggio custom duck calls. I visit Josh in his call shop in Raymond, MS. Josh and I catch up on some of our hunting memories in the MS Delta, we talk about Josh’s experience as a competition caller and how he first became interested in the art and heritage and history of turning custom duck calls. Josh had a goal of just making himself his own duck call and fell in love with the process so much that he has now turned his passion into his profession. We talk about the incredible amount of faith it took for Josh to make that move and how he has seen his faith grow throughout that process. We talk about some of the old time call makers that inspired and guided Josh and he grew as a call maker and how he eventually has developed his own style and brand. We talk about some of the stories that his call tell, we talk about the mobile call shop which I think is just one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen and we talk about a new video that will document Josh’s personal and professional journey as a call maker. We also talk about his collaboration with Filson and how that new relationship was one of the key points of validation that Josh was faithfully walking in the plan that God had called him to. The calls that Josh turns out are truly beautiful pieces of functional art that if you haven’t yet seen you absolutely must check out. I’m so happy for the success that Josh is experiencing. I had a great time catching up with my friend, old hunting buddy and master call maker… Josh Raggio….