Jason Silas Robertson, fondly known as “Jase”, is the older brother on the hit TV show “Duck Dynasty” that is always making fun of his brother (and CEO of the family company) Willie, and always finding new and fun ways to get out of working.
Make no mistake about it, just because Jase prefers to be hunting, instead of working, does not mean that he is not a talented and effective worker. In fact, when the mood strikes, he can produce thousands of new calls in a flash.
Jase has spent more than 25 years of his live creating and carving duck calls from cedar trees. Each call is hand-tuned, and since he (Jason) is in charge of manufacturing the product, that has made the family rich and successful, he does take the quality of each and every duck call that leaves the shop seriously, as he realizes and respects the fact, that their new and loyal customers expect consistent quality. Although, he would much rather cause mischief with his fellow shop mates, Godwin, Martin, Jep and Uncle Si. This is great news for us, because it creates some hilarious adventures for us to enjoy. From previous episodes of Duck Dynasty, we have learned that Jase loves hot donuts, fresh coffee and playing basketball, but refused to wear a “uniform” for work.
If you don’t already know, Jase is off the single’s market, as he has (and is) currently married to his high school sweetheart, and together they have three wonderful children.
Like his father, Phil, Jase loves to duck hunt, but before hunting – God and Family always comes first, and he believes that is part of the success and popularity of the show.
Jase loves the fans of Duck Dynasty, and appreciates their support of the family. He states, that there is plenty of drama and friction in many current TV programs, and the Robertson family has taken a stand not to compromise their faith, support of family and their love of duck hunting.
Hunters use duck calls as an assistance, to draw ducks closer for an easier shot. This tool resembles a traditional type whistle.
Phil Robertson, who is considered to be an inventor, pastor, patriarch of the Duck Dynasty Robertson clan created one of the most famous duck calls referred to as the “Duck Commander”. Like many other successful inventors, he found a need that needed to be fulfilled, and went about to fill that need. The questions any good inventor need to ask is, “why the world needs it?”
In Phil’s situation, there needed to be a duck call that not only simulated the call of the male ducks (which sounds like a “hiss” or “buzz”), but also something that was dependable in any type of weather conditions. In addition, it needed to be easy to assemble and use. All of these things needed to be considered in the creation of the now famous Duck Commander duck call.
Overall duck calls were not a new concept, as many had been developed to mimic wild duck sounds and simulate the sound of hens (female ducks), but the mallard (male ducks) makes a unique sound that had not be able to be recreated, until Phil Robertson invented his first duck call in the mid 1970’s. He started selling his invention from the back of his truck, and finally got a break when Wal-Mart decided to sell his product. Today, the original Duck Commander sells for approximately $50.
Phil was persistent, but if the duck calls he created were not as good as they are, all the promotion and persistence would not have meant very much. His sons are great business men, which allows duck call making to remain a family business, but remember, if the Duck Commander did not work, none of that would have mattered.