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Fish art by a local craftsman.


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I have to share this guys work. Decoys that are more art than anything. Although they are perfectly functional decoys, he is a stickler for functionality, they have to fly in the water to pass muster.

I shot these pics quick so you can see what they look like. They will look even better out of my display case at GM and set up on a good background.

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Them whiskers on the cats are rubber, flexible. Note the ripple in the tails, plus now he has added 3-D rays to the fins.

Sorry about the size of the pics but you can get the detail better. I guarantee, they look even better in person. Purdy darn Sweet Eh?

Feel free to contact me personally if you wish contact info for Duane at ND Decoys.

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I'm not sure? I'll ask Duane next time pops in to GM.

We do not sell his work at Gander Mountain, we just show it for him....because it's Kewl.

I do not think he deals direct to any retailers. He sells from his shop, and some collectors sell his stuff on-line and on EBAY.

I think you would like his carp, suckers, and other non-game fish. He is a stickler for detail in his natural decoys.

He also does those Folk Art styles, like the one with the bullhead painted on it's sides. Folk art is a whole separate category of completion he gets into and his wife does the characters on them. He also does turtles, frogs, whatever he thinks is nifty he will take a crack at it.

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    • Wanderer
      You could do Isanti to St. Francis also.  About mid way is Anderson Park that has a small sandy access.  Anderson Park to St. Francis had fewer but some bigger fish while Isanti to Anderson Park had better numbers and not as many big fish.   All upstream from Isanti to the access on Hwy 95 can be hit or miss but if you hit it, it can be good.   Up to 16’s is fairly common bit there are enough 16-20’s to not be shocked if you get one or more.   I’d never admit to this while I lived there. 😉
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      Water is really low. It’s definitely doable, but there will be a lot of spots you’ll have to get out and pull. Fallen trees in low water might be your biggest obstacle. Should be plenty of smallies to catch. They’ll be concentrated in any deep pools you come across.
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