This book contains photos and descriptions of a collection of approximately ninety Chautauqua fish decoys, or minnows as they were sometimes called. Originally created for winter spear fishing on Chautauqua Lake, these fish decoys are old, rare, and fine examples of American folk art. Now, more than one hundred years after winter spearing on the lake was declared illegal, there is very little published information concerning these old treasures.
The decoys in this collection, assembled over more than 25 years, include some unusual and unique examples of Chautauqua fish decoys including some of outstanding quality from makers including Harry Seymour, Edward W. Irwin, William A. Spooner, Andrew Carlson, Albert Heminway, E. G. Gleason, Harry Conroe, and Hall.
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About the Author
His entire working career was within the photographic and printing industries, mostly in technical sales. After working for several manufacturers, he started his own business as an independent Manufacturer's Representative until he retired in 2012.
When living in Connecticut near Candlewood Lake, much time was spent on the lake in both summer and winter. His favorite sport was ice fishing with rod and reel or tip-ups.