Sawatzki, Aaron ‘AS’- Frankenmuth, MI

From Aaron Sawatzki 12/31/19

From: Frankenmuth, Michigan 48734

I’ve always loved spearing pike.  My wife started collecting fish decoys we met a carver at the Grayling Fish Hatchery.  I thought I can do this and how neat it would be to spear a fish over a decoy I made. My first decoys were pretty crude. The following year I met Jim Wicks in Curtis, Michigan.  He sold me a spare Fordum power carver he had and gave me some pointers.  : I sign my decoys with my initials AS using a brand I made and I date them. I always yank test my decoys and make sure the swim or they don’t get finished.  I use mostly cedar and buy it at various places.  I mainly use an air brush, but do hand paint some of the details and use water-base and a two part epoxy clear coat. I belong to Michigan Darkhouse Angling Assn.

Aaron signs his decoys using his initials ‘AS’

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