East Texas Folkart Lures
Hand Carved By Richard M. Whitehead
( Click on pics below to enlarge)

My First Carvings

My collection of
CarverComp Lures
My Carvings

Decoys 1999

Lures 2000

Lures 2001

Lures-2 2001

Texas Flood Minnnows 2001

Texas Flood Minnows-2 2001

Tag Team Lures

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Hi and welcome to my web-page.

I was born in Corvallis, Oregon on Oct. 19, 1942 and lived there until I was about 3 and moved to Marysville, Calif. and lived there in a foster home until I was addopted by the Whiteheads from Brady, Texas. I graduated from Fredericksburg High School and took art in H.S. then went to Junior College in Alvin, Texas and also Yuba City, Calif. were I studied art and business.
I have always been intreasted in art and the things Mother Nature put on the Earth for us all to enjoy and use to show our appreciation. I've had love also for the Native-Americans and their ways and respect of this land. They are also a gifted people but this was a way of their lifestyle.
I work as a janitor now as the computer took my drafting job from me and I quit working as a draftsman about 15 years ago and have worked at two schools.
I was out walking in the woods here in East Texas one day looking for Indian artifacts when I found an old pine-knot floating in the water. I thought it looked neat and took it home with me.
After looking at it I thought I might could make a Peliated Woodpecker out of it. A lady saw it and offered me $50 for it. I later made a dog, ducks, humingbirds and geese. I saw that I could carve things from nature and deceided to try and make a fishing lure. I made several which Mr. Mike Rolf   bought from me and later Mr. Adam Hartmann said I ought to try and auction one on the computer. I had just bought a computer but didn't know how to do much on it. Mr. Hartmann was very helpful and posted my lure for me and it sold for $75. I was so happy that someone out there appreciated my work and started making more and selling just about everything I made.
Thanks to the many great customers for helping me release this gift that God has given me.
A special thanks goes to:
Mike Rolf
Adam Hartmann
Ron Mahinske
Steve Ellis
David Amsel
Doug Rylance
Henry Chaffin
Glen Arthur
Gregg Stockey
Dudley Murphy
Anthony Wayne Poslusny
Sonny Molina
Patrick Ng (Singapore)
Don Wheeler
Kathryn Anema
Rebecca Tennille
Ted Brabham
Ed Brackett
Bucket Sonier

and many others who have purchased my folkart lures. The ones listed are in the order they started collecting my work by quanity. Without their intreast I would have probably given up on ever trying to do sale or display my work. Thanks All!

Richard M. Whitehead

This page was created for me by Henry Chaffin. Should you like this web-page and need one made for yourself, please email Mr. Chaffin and he will consult with you on how you want yours set-up. You won't be disappointed.


NEW FOR 2010

For Price & info. Please click on this link:

http://www.barracudalures.com/richard-whitehead
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Fish Mounts-email for price's & postage cost.

Lures For Sale

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SALTWATER

FISH MOUNTS

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To purchase decoys or lures from this site

EMAIL ME

I will try to keep a good stock of decoys and lures for sale. I do not like to do special orders. I just take a piece of wood in my hands and start carving.

Bobbers I have Carved

Doll Bobbers

Duck Bobbers

See Richards Lures
In Dudley Murphy's Book

Who Collects my Lures?

Adam Hartman

Doug Rylance

Henry Chaffin

Mike Roff

Ron Mahinske

Steve Ellis

Terry Oxley

Bill Baily

About The Webmaster


Links To Other Carvers

Legendary Lures, Littel Sac Tackle, SWIFT CREEK LURES, BID4TACKLE

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