Tag: decoy

Gabriel, John Anthony – Lombard, Illinois

Rate this John is from Lombard, Illinois and was born in 1949. John wrote the following;” Ever since a kid I  had a desire for folk art items but didn’t get truly hooked on folk art fish decoys & lures

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Ebert, Ryan – Fort Atkinson, WI

Rate this Ryan (Rhino) Ebert was first introduced to dark house spearing in 2008 thorough a college friend and his father (Mike Kitt).  Ryan did not take up carving his own decoys until early 2013 and learned some from Mike

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Jones, John D. – Adrian, Michigan

Rate this John Jones is from Adrian, Michigan and was born in 1961. John D. Jones. Michigan decoy carver and artist started carving decoys in 2005 after watching a local outdoor magazine TV show which featured a renowned decoy carver

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NFDA ‘The Gathering’ Perham MN

5 (100%) 2 National Fish Decoy Association DEDICATED TO THE PRESERVATION OF THE ART OF FISH DECOY CARVING NFDA is turning 20! 20th Anniversary Show ‘The Gathering’ April 22nd & 23rd 2017 Perham, Minnesota For more information contact EMAIL ADDRESS

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Wallace, Eric – Maple Grove, Minnesota

5 (100%) 1 Eric Wallace from  Maple Grove, Minnesota makes decoys that are making a name for him in the fish decoy carving world. He is winning so many awards and when you see his fish you will know why.

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Philips, Austin ‘Woody’ – Tampa, Florida

4.5 (90%) 2 Austin came on the decoy world a couple years ago (2015) and has done well in his carvings. He is leaving an impression on his decoys for others to see. He hails from Tampa, Florida and you

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Bolton, George – Detroit, Michigan – ABC Decoy

5 (100%) 1 George Bolton is from Detroit Michigan.  This decoy is a rare ABC decoy by George and it is his first version with 22 caliber shell eyes. It has a heavy lead weight and an three eye hooks

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Blank, Cecil – Bemidji, Minnesota

5 (100%) 1 Cecil Blank- Carver.  Cecil Blank was from Bemidji Minnesota. He was born in 1911 and died in 1991. (Note: Cecil Blank painted a lot of Rolf UpJordan’s blank decoys)  

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Blanchard, Harry – Morrison County, Minnesota

5 (100%) 1 This decoy is attributed to Harry Blanchard. This decoy is 3 inches long and weights approx. 1.4 ounces. Carved and painted wood body with metal fins & tail. It has painted eyes and features. Harry Blanchard died

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Blakely, Shane – Alaska (Kenal River area)

5 (100%) 1 Shane Blakely is a famous Alaskan spear fisherman.  He worked hard at the eradication of pike in winter months. Shane Blakely commercial fished in the ’80s and ’90s when pike posed a threat to the Kenai River. 

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