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Gary Miller's Bibliography


Miller, Gary L. “An Introduction to Vintage Michigan Fish Decoys.” NFLCC Magazine, Vol. 14, No. 2, (December, 2004), pp. 8-15. (Contains suggestions for avoiding fakes and a set of criteria for judging vintage Michigan fish decoys).

Miller, Gary L. “Transitional Fish Decoy Makers.” NFLCC Magazine, Vol. 15 No. 2, (December, 2005), pp. 6-17. (Profiles 5 transitional Michigan fish decoy carvers: Floyd Bruce, John Eddy, Marvin Mason, James Nelson and Ernest Peterson. Lots of pictures).

Miller, Gary L. “Bear Creek Bait Company” Lure Collector, Book No. 8, (Summer 1987), pp.10-12, 25. (A detailed history of this important Michigan decoy and lure company).

Miller, Gary L. “Fish Decoys - The Finer Points.” Lure Collector, Book No. 6, (Winter, 1987), pp. 8,9. (A brief discussion of criteria used to evaluate fish decoys as a collectible).

Miller, Gary L. “Fish Decoys - Hottest New Sporting Collectible.” Lure Collector, Book No. 5, (Fall, 1986), pp.20-23. (Contains a description of spearing technique and a discussion of collecting strategies).

Miller, Gary L. “Peterson The Carver.” Antique Angler, (March/April, 1985), pp. 1, 3, 5. (A brief sketch of the man and his work.)

Miller, Gary L. “Oscar Peterson data sheet and fish decoy characteristics,” unpublished, 1984. (This was the raw material for the Antique Angler article.)

Miller, Gary L. “Not Just a Decoy Carver - The Lure and Lore of Oscar Peterson.” The NFLCC Gazette, Vol. 11, No. 34, (June, 1987), pp. 12,13. (This was basically a rehash of the two previous articles.)

Miller, Gary L. “Unmasking The Manistee.” The NFLCC Gazette, Vol. 11, No. 36, (December, 1987), pp. 8 & 9. (Story of the discovery of C. R. Harris as the maker of the Manistee Minnow).

Miller, Gary L. “Peterson Plugs.” The NFLCC Gazette, (September, 2002). (A detailed discussion of Oscar Peterson’s fishing lures).


Miller, Gary L. Fish Decoys, Catalog No.1 (April, 1986), Suttons Bay, Mich. (Illustrated 10 page catalog of old and new fish decoys for sale with supporting text).

Miller, Gary L. Fish Decoys, Catalog No. 2 (November, 1987), Suttons Bay, Mich. (Illustrated 14 page catalog of old and new fish decoys for sale).

by Gary L. Miller

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