Here is a St Clair Flats sneak boat rig decoy from the 30s carved by a guy named Pecore Fox. Sneak boat rigs had to be super light weight since you typically rowed out in a small boat and then rowed back upwind to let the ducks work after the decoys were set. Then sneak down to them and jump shoot them out of the decoys.
These were made out of balsa and aren't much more than 2" thick. Super light and according to local lore they were very lifelike compared to what most people were using at the time.
I always like the look of the heads he made on these and am planning to make a "tribute string" of these and cans that he made so I can keep the tradition alive and hunt over them. Obviously this one has seen better days as evidenced by the bondo, broken tail, missing keel, spray paint etc... one thing I thought was unique, they used red eyes on this one. Must have run out of yellow ones??
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