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“Sturgeon Coaxer” Ice Spear Fishing Decoy by E. Duane “Duey” Johnston, New York Mills, Minnesota, circa Late 20th Century. This is a Classic Example (see pg. 101 of Petersen’s Fish Decoy Makers Past & Present) of a Johnston Fish Decoy. This Decoy measures 15” in length, has Decal Eyes, Two Tie Lines, Fish Scale Original Paint, and Metal Fins. The Fish is a Working Decoy and shows Some Minor Wear from Use. Stand Not Included. It is a Wonderfully Large and Well Made Decoy for Luring in the Big Ones.

 

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Price $100 plus shipping

Super “Attractor” Ice Spearing Fish Decoy by “Cloudy” Claude Hoeschien’s Brother Ben (Deceased), Freeport, Minnesota, circa 1960s. Excellent Original Condition; Carved Gills that Create the Classic “Smiling Face” Characteristic of the Brothers’ work. Small chip of paint off one fin. Measurement: 6 ½” in length.Stand not included. Great Example.

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Price $75 plus shipping

 

Outstanding 9” Whitefish Spearing Decoy by James Wayman, Lac Du Flambeau Reservation, Northern Wisconsin, circa 1990s. This is a Super Ice Spear Fishing Decoy by a Well-Known Native American Carver from Wisconsin. It has a Carved Mouth and Gills, Plastic Eyes, Metal Fins and a Wood Tail, plus a Finely Blended Paint Pattern in Near Mint Original Condition. Stand Not Included. Great Example.

 

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Early 12” Red & White Coaxer Ice Spear Fishing Decoy with Strong Folk Art Appeal, circa 1940s. This Decoy comes from Minnesota, but the name of the carver is Unknown. It has a Classic Red & White Attractor Paint Pattern, Tack Eyes, and Metal Fins. The “Eye” Screw has been replaced over time and the Fish has seen a Good Deal of Use, but it appears to display its Original Condition, though the Red may have some Touchup. Check out the Photos. Stand Not Included. A Very Folky Red & White.

 

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Price $85 plus shipping

 

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