MINNESOTA FISH DECOYS~OLD
ERNIE NEWMAN CHEATER 1960 (CLICK HERE)
EXCEPTIONAL, TINY CHEATER
Ernie Newman is a listed, old time carver of working fish decoys from Minnesota.
His work is featured in the reference book FOLK ART FISH DECOYS among
others and are highly collectible. This example is a fairly unusual and very cute
little minnow with three treble hooks and batwing style fins. The decoy measures
3" long not including the hook. This decoy is painted in red and either very dark
green or black with accents in yellow. The eyes are glass. It is in beautiful and
original condition with some normal signs of age and light use including
some normal paint loss to the metal fins. These little guys were used as either a
cheater decoy or for jijjing lake trout. They are very collectible.
ST. PAUL, MN, 55108