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Mark Greenig: Fisheretto — A strange name for an equally strange decoy

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Here is a somewhat obscure tackle manufacturing company based in Minnesota. Beginning in 1910 six brothers opened a general store in Osakis, near Alexandria. One of the brothers, Sam, began making and selling fish lures in his basement. He fashioned four different fishing lures and two spearing decoys. It’s the Brown brothers “Fisheretto” spearing decoys we will focus on this week. They quit making fishing products in 1945.

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