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Original Spalted Catfish Fishing Decoy by John Gabriel

Original spalted sugar maple catfish fishing decoy is hand carved with hammered copper fins, weighted and measures approximately 11 ½ inches long. This fish decoy sold and found a new home. 100% of the proceeds went to St. Jude Children’s … Continue reading

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Folk art ice fishing fish decoys… John Gabriel

A small collection of my fish decoys from 1983 to present. When I first started out making decoys they were quite crude and as my style grew it became more of my own. While it did vary back and forth … Continue reading

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Phantom Fishing Decoys by John Gabriel

Three Phantom fish decoys with two being equipped with split rings for cheater hooks. John Gabriel

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‘River Wolf’ Fishing Lures by John Gabriel

I Handcrafted the metal ‘River Wolf’ fishing lure spoons in the shape of a wolf’s head. They are crafted in various salvaged metals, stainless steel, copper, brass and painted steel. The weedless one in the front row is the oldest … Continue reading

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Placing eyes on fishing decoys and lures… John Gabriel

 Getting the eyes positioned correctly on my fishing decoy and lures has been hit or miss but I came up with a simple solution. I temporarily place mini self-stick felt pads on the fish and reposition them till correct location … Continue reading

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‘Patches’ fishing decoy by John Gabriel

‘Patches’ the fish decoy wears tattered old rags but keeps a Big heart. Measures 6 ½ inches long.  Copyrighted work by John Gabriel  

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