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Whimsical is in reference to  a type of fish decoy that may or may not look like a fish or anything else but is a fun decoy. Some Otis Lael’s whimsical decoys.

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Hard Water is a slang for Ice. Walking on water refers to walking on ice.

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Upper Mississippi and Lower Missouri Rivers:  the Upper Mississippi River extends from the mouth of the Ohio River to Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, Upper Mississippi River Miles 0 to 866 (866 total miles).  The Lower Missouri River extends from its mouth …

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Upper Midwestern Great Lakes regions is Ontario, Canada and Northern Illinois, northern Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota in the United States.

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Items to make the fish fins with: Tobacco Tins were used by many carvers to make the fins on the fish decoys. Some carvers still follow the old way of using tobacco tins. Other items like soup cans or really …

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Texas World Championship is a section of class or classes of ‘The Gathering’ fish decoy contest held each April in Perham Minnesota. Bryan Tindall of Texas with the help of Rod Osvold created this spoof contest class of fish decoys. …

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Swimming pattern: the path or attitude of a fish while swimming.  The patterns of live fish are based upon needs  such as schooling, spawning, foraging, resting, and migration decoy swimming patterns are limited by being tethered to the jigging sticks.  …

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Regional style:  an ice spear fishing history, material culture, and behavior associated with a particular geographical area.  Regional styles for Michigan include the cities of Detroit, Lake St. Clair, Mount Clemmons, New Baltimore, Newberry, and Tower; Lake Chautauqua in New …

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National Fish Decoy Association- NFDA Click here to find out more about this organization

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A monogram is a motif made by overlapping or combining two or more letters or other graphemes to form one symbol. Monograms are often made by combining the initials of an individual or a company, used as recognizable symbols or …

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