MINNESOTA FISH DECOYS~OLD
ERNIE NEWMAN CHEATER 1960 (CLICK HERE)
Earnie Newman is a listed, old time carver of working fish decoys from Minnesota.
His work is highl;y collectible and featured in the reference book FOLK ART FISH
DECOYS which is available in the reference book section of this catalog. This
example is a fairly unusual and collectible red and white cheater jig with batwing
fins and glass eyes. It measures 3 3/4" long and is still rigged with its original
hooks. The condition is very nice and completely original with normal paint loss to
the fins from age. It appears to never have been fished. These little guys were
used as either a cheater decoy for spearing through the ice or for jijjing lake trout.
They are very collectible. The batwing style fins also add to the visual appeal and
ST. PAUL, MN, 55104