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The Faue brothers
Minnesota spear fishermen

by Richard Cowan and Richard LaFountain

Born in Minneapolis, the Faue brothers both settled in the Hanover area. The brothers used many different painting patterns to accommodate the needs of local ice fishermen, as well as carving "lucky sticks" and lures for Minnesota spear fishermen. The easiest way to distinguish William's fish decoys from Otto's is his use of two side fins

For the complete story, please see the May/June 1998 issue of Decoy Magazine.

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