Carving Fish Decoys

Carving Fish

Fish decoys were originally used by Native and Early American ice fishermen to lure food fish within range of their spears. Carved and painted to mimic the appearance and behavior of prey for pike and muskies, the hand-crafted fish decoy has become enshrined in American culture as a treasured form of traditional folk art. Although the practicality—and sanity—of ice fishing with spears is up for debate, traditional fish decoys have been the subject of a recent surge of interest and have become highly sought-after, both as collectables and to be used under the ice. If you’re someone who appreciates traditional American folk art and you want to learn to carve your own fish decoys, then this is the book for you. Life-long fisherman and decoy-carving instructor James Cottle makes it fun and easy to get started, with detailed instructions, contextual information, history lessons, and tool tips and techniques. This book contains 22 traceable patterns for decoys including trout, perch, bass, suckers, pike, muskies, sunfish, and walleyes, plus a mouse and a frog. Every step of the process is described clearly, with instructions that will guide you through cutting, carving, weighting, painting, and adding fins and tail to your decoy. Then it’s ready to use—on your mantel or under...

  • ASIN: 1626543909

Folk Art Fish Decoys With Values

Folk Art Fish Decoys With

With over 500 color photographs, this thorough text introduces the reader to the wide variety of decoys currently available, decoys made earlier in the century by "old time" artists as well as examples of contemporary design. The construction and special attributes of fishing decoys are discussed in detail, information vital to recognising the most collectible decoys. Detailed histories of early twentieth century and contemporary decoy makers of Minnesota and their decoys has been compiled through personal interviews with the makers or their families. Information is also provided on spear makers and the varying designs of their spears, jigging sticks, and decoy boxes. This is a truly valuable reference work.

  • Brand: Brand: Schiffer Pub Ltd
  • ASIN: 0764300539

Carving Traditional Fish Decoys: With Patterns and Instructions for 17 Projects

Carving Traditional Fish Decoys: With Patterns and Instructions

Noted carver provides expert, step-by-step instructions for carving and painting 17 beautiful, realistic decoys: brook trout, large-mouth bass, yellow perch, lake sturgeon, muskellunge, coho salmon, and more. Profile, ventral-view and front-view patterns provided for each model. Helpful advice on selecting woods, leading and weighting, finishing, more. Finished decoys shown in full color.

  • ASIN: 0486275000
  • UPC: 800759275007

Commercial Fish Decoys: Identification & Value Guide : Collectible Decoys and Implements Used in the Sport of Ice Spear Fishing

Commercial Fish Decoys: Identification & Value Guide :

Collecting spear fishing decoys is rapidly gaining popularity. Over 350 color photos of commercial decoys from both major and minor manufacturers. Decoys from more than 100 companies in both the United States and Canada. A must for decoy lovers.

  • Brand: Brand: Collector Books
  • ASIN: 1574322672

Carving Traditional Fish Decoys: Patterns and Instructions for 16 Projects by Anthony Hillman (1993-09-01)

Carving Traditional Fish Decoys: Patterns and Instructions for

  • ASIN: B019TM5YCS

Decoy Ducks: From Folk Art to Fine Art

Decoy Ducks: From Folk Art to Fine

Traces the history of the decoy, discusses top decoy makers, and shows a variety of carvings

  • Brand: Brand: Gallery Books
  • ASIN: 0831721685

Shang. A Biography of Charles E. Wheeler

Shang. A Biography of Charles E.

hardcover with dust jacket

  • ASIN: B00DUIM60Q

WorldBazzar 7" Hand Carved Painted Wood Carving SEA Bird SHOREBIRD Sandpiper Bird Decoy Vintage Style ON Drift Wood

WorldBazzar 7" Hand Carved Painted Wood Carving SEA

THIS AMAZING SANDPIPER SCULPTURE IS BRILLIANTLY HAND CRAFTED AND DETAILED BY OUR OWN MASTER CRAFTSMEN. THIS BEAUTIFUL WOODEN PIECE OF ART IS OUR OWN CREATION. WE HAVE BEEN CREATING AND IMPORTING COLLECTIVE ART FOR MORE THAN 15 YEARS AND BRING DIRECT TO YOU THE FINEST CRAFTED ART OF THE BEST QUALITY AND PRICE. AVERAGE SIZE IS 7"H X 8 X 3.5 Handmade- Allow for variations in size and carving.

  • Color: Blue, Red, Brown, Green, Yellow, White, Pink, Black
  • Brand: WorldBazzar
  • ASIN: B07GJ1RNYC
  • UPC: 685867576334

Trout Fish for Shelf or Mantle (Carved-Wood Look) 11"

Trout Fish for Shelf or Mantle (Carved-Wood Look)

This made of polyresin trout looks like real wood with excellent detail. Great piece for shelf or mantle. Fishing cabin decor, lodge decor, rustic decor. 4"H x 11"W.

  • Color: Multicolor
  • Brand: Wood-Carved Fish Figure
  • ASIN: B001BYGL1G
  • UPC: 786311802907

Hand Carved Painted Wood Carving SHOREBIRD Sandpiper Bird Decoy Vintage Style

Hand Carved Painted Wood Carving SHOREBIRD Sandpiper Bird

THIS AMAZING SANDPIPER SCULPTURE IS BRILLIANTLY HAND CRAFTED AND DETAILED BY OUR OWN MASTER CRAFTSMEN. THIS BEAUTIFUL WOODEN PIECE OF ART IS OUR OWN CREATION. WE HAVE BEEN CREATING AND IMPORTING COLLECTIVE ART FOR MORE THAN 15 YEARS AND BRING DIRECT TO YOU THE FINEST CRAFTED ART OF THE BEST QUALITY AND PRICE. AVERAGE SIZE IS 14" H X 10 X 3.5 Handmade- Allow for variations in size and carving.

  • Color: Blue, Red, Brown, Green, Yellow, White, Pink, Black
  • ASIN: B01MTAEXUF
  • UPC: 685867573692
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