Thursday, March 10, 2011

Unknown Fish Decoys

Here are some unknowns that I've collected.  They are small.  Most likely used for lake trout fishing, jigging as most of the airplane style fish decoy lures were used.  They dart back and forth in the water.  From the tiny to the "make-do" handmade.  A couple obviously have a factory look to them.  They just look cool, even in their various states of paint loss and use.

This has been identified as a "Johnson Silver Minnow" Trout Jig, made by Sheldon Ivor Johnson of MN.

Thanks for looking.  If you've got anything like this in the bottom of an old tackle box, hanging in the rafters of your grandpa's garage or sitting on a shelf, collecting dust, let me know.


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