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Super “Mouse” Ice Spear Fishing Decoy by Lawrence Bethel (1930-2006), Lake George, Minnesota, circa 1990s. Bethel’s work is well-known throughout the fish decoy world and he was one of a great family of decoys makers. Bethel carved this Critter as a Potential Spear Fishing Decoy, but the Quality of the Work Makes it more of a Collectible. Carved in the Shape and Painted in the Color of a Mouse, it has Little Bead Eyes, Wire Whiskers, a Leather Tail, and Spinners hooked in the Legs. It’s in Mint Original Condition with Screw Eyes for the Tie Line and an Inset Weight. The Bethel “B” is Stamped under the Neck. Measurements: 8 ½” in length. Stand Not Included. A Super Collectible Spear Fishing Critter.
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“Crappie” Fish Spear Fishing Decoy by Kermit Sletten (1911-1959) Sletten Manufactory Company, Willmar, Minnesota, circa 1940s-1950s. This company began in 1946 and produced fish decoys of “Solid Aluminum Die Casting” with a slit cut in for a “sheet aluminum side fin’” marked “K. Sletten, Willmar, Minn. Pat. Pending.” For further information see, Frank Baron’s Commercial Fish Decoys. Each Fish Decoy was designed in a particular fashion and this example is the “Crappie.” Included with each fish was a Cast Body, the Fin for insertion, and instructions on how to construct the decoy. Offered here is the decoy with the fin in place and a copy of the instructions as found. The Fish Decoy is Excellent and Original, though the instructions show wear. A Very Fine Example of the Sletten Decoy. Stand Not Included.
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Price $95 plus shipping SALE PRICE $55
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