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Delightful Deceptions

by William C. Ketchum, Jr.

County Home February 1986

Delightful Deceptions is a wonderful article talking about the history of fish decoys and the roles that carvers and collectors play in the expansion of collection fish decoys.

Excerpt: Fanciful fish decoys, once used to lure curious prey within striking distance of an ice fisherman's spear, now attract collectors.

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Spearfishing: American tradition interests in spearfishing through the ice peaked peaked between 1900 and 1930, but little innovation was ever introduced to change the sport.  Throughout the past centuries the essentials for this kind of fishing have remained unchanged..........


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