Fish Decoys By David (RAS) Rasmussen
Collectible and Working Fish Decoys
My name is David Rasmussen and I am a retired Conservation Officer/Game Warden for the State of Minnesota. Also known as "Ras," I checked many spear fishermen during my 25 years as a game warden but never gave much thought to the makers of those wooden fish that swam below the ice of northwestern Minnesota. It was only after my retirement did I find an interest in collecting decoys which eventually led to the making of fish decoys. I've made about 1000 decoys since the spring of 2000. I am a firm believer that a fish decoy must have a good swimming ability in the water, whether it is purchased for that use or for us as a collectible item. If it doesn't swim, it is merely a wooden carving of a fish. What I offer are genuine fish decoys, made by a spear fisherman that knows what it is like to look down through a hole in the ice. I take ultimate pride in the work I do, and EACH and EVERY FISH DECOY is swim tested in a lake. If it doesn't pass my stringent swimming requirements, it is not sold as a fish decoy. I encourage all buyers to take my fish decoy to the water, attach a line and give it a swim. I have been involved in competitions on area, regional, and national levels have won a number of awards in the short time I have been carving. Those competitions are based not only on artistic quality, but on swimming ability. The hobby of collecting fish decoys can be of great satisfaction. So take a look around on Ebay at the different styles and techniques that my fellow carvers and I use. I am sure you will find a fish decoy that will appeal to you and I know you will be satisfied with a decoy by Ras. Thank you very much. If you want me to make you your personalized fish decoy, you can contact me here.
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