Traditionally hand crafted, folk art working fish decoys, decorative carvings and fishing lures.
Interesting and useful links including carving tool and lumber suppliers, fish decoy, and ice fishing sites.
Hand forged carving knives and chisels. The sharpest carving tools I’ve ever used and unconditionally guaranteed. Nice people too.
Great site for background information on fish spearing and decoy carvers, many pictures of great old decoys.
A great source for high quality carving lumber including pine, cedar, basswood, and hardwoods such as walnut and butternut.
C.M. Wiggle Fishing Lures & Decoys – Minnesota carver Thayne Johnson’s website has a great collection of handmade lures & decoys.
Michigan Darkhouse Angling Association – A great site dedicated to the sport and heritage of spearfishing and spearing decoys. Information on building and weighting decoys, history of the sport, lots of interesting articles and photos.
Website for the Great Lakes Fish Decoy Association, a club dedicated to carving and collecting fish decoys and also the sponsoring club for the World Championships held each September.
This is the new website of Dave Rasmussen, a good friend of ours and fellow fish decoy carver from Minnesota. Ras is a retired game warden who does some neat and unusual decoys and specializes in natural wood decoys.