National Fish Decoy Association



NFDA Member
Evan Kolstad


Evan discovered his skill in carving when he began producing musky lures in 2002. By 2003, he was
selling his lures at various sporting collectible shows.
 At a show in 2005, Evan became intrigued with a
 table across from his which was displaying spearing decoys. He saw one that caught his eye and bought it.
By the end of that day he had purchased three more
 and started to think he should try to make one.
After some compulsive research he tried his hand at making his first decoy.


In 2007, Evan decided to enter some of his decoys into the competition at
'The Gathering' in Perham, MN. He entered three decoys and one top water lure.
 His talent was recognized when he was awarded a blue ribbon for
each of his entries. A true achievement for a first time entrant.

Even though Evan can not use his decoys to spear fish in Wisconsin, he
is dedicated to making top quality decoys for spear fishing as well as the competition. Every one
of his decoys are swim tested and guaranteed not to float.

Evan is a avid Musky Fisherman so, he continues to make some musky lures. His largest
musky caught to date was 46". This whopper was caught on one of his lures, too!

Evan enjoys living in Waukesha, Wisconsin with his wife and two daughters who all like
 to spend time with Evan in the boat.  He is a strong believer in getting kids involved in
the great outdoors. He has be working with his daughters teaching them to carve, also.
Evan is proud to say that his oldest daughter (9) took a first and a second place spot in
Best of Show in the '2007 American Sporting Collectibles Show' held in Maplewood, MN.
This achievement has left his daughters, as well as Evan, excited for the next decoy show.

If you would like to reach Evan email him at:


Made in the USA

Home Up Chris Beighley David C. Beighley Dennis Bertram Larry Christy Ray Forner Jerome Fugleseth John A. Gabriel Roger Goeschel Ron Hamm Mike Holmes Gary Hull Bob Johnson Thayne Johnson Evan Kolstad Jeremy Kraemer Darrin Kvam Ken Kylmanen Brad Lange Larry Lange John Laska John Peeters Dan Radi Lloyd Radi Jacob Sazama Jason Trout Mark Wilkens Joe Zupancich Rudy Zweig

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