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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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Patches fishing decoys and lures… John Gabriel

‘Patches’ are original Lone Wolf Decoys and copyrighted work by John A Gabriel Save

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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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Poor old ‘Patches’ the original fishing lure bottle cap popper.

Poor old ‘Patches’ the original fishing lure bottle cap popper. She’s so poor her body is made from a salvaged wood handle, discarded bottle cap and rusty tack eyes. If that’s not bad enough, she’s fully clad in a painted … Continue reading

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‘Little Patches’ the original ice fishing fish decoy… John Gabriel

‘Little Patches’ the original ice fishing fish decoy is fully clad in a painted patch quilt. She’s equipped with 2 treble cheater hooks and measures 4 inches long. John Gabriel

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‘Rags’ fishing decoy snake… John Gabriel

‘Rags’ the snake lost his skin in a poker game and now has to wear a patch quilt skin made from old tattered rags… Ice fishing fish decoy snake critter by John Gabriel

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‘Mr. Raggedy’ folk art fishing lure by John Gabriel

‘Mr. Raggedy’ fishing lure has duo treble hooks and measures 3 ¼ inches long. I’ve fished with this lure, almost lost it twice and as crazy as the patch rag paint is, I’ve had good luck with it. John Gabriel

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