” SIMILAR, BUT NOT THE SAME”

” LOVE BROOKIES ”
These ten inch Brook Trout leaping for Mayflies , are my most popular creations. These, and quite a few more now decorate cabins, dens, offices, and tying benches all across the country. I’m looking forward to getting back in my studio to start another one.

” FOUR WAYS TO PRESENT A #wileytrout”

#itsawileytrout

My creations can be presented four ways,REALISTIC FULL DIMENSION, STYLIZED DRIFTWOOD, REALISTIC WALL PRESENTATION, AND STYLIZED WALL PRESENTATION.

” VENTURING OUT”

” THE HYBRIDS “

My first 15 years of creating Fish sculptures was limited to Rainbows, Browns, Brookies, and an occasional Sunfish. Shortly after that folks started asking can you do a Tiger Trout , a Palamino, a Golden Rainbow, etc. I replied, ” I never have, but I can try”. And so, a new adventure began. It’s been FUN!

” CREATED IN THE #wileystyle “

” EMERGING ”
Driftwooding is a sport unto itself. I love looking for what Nature has created , and all the neat things that hide in it. The mystery for me is , what I see in it is seldom what I end up getting out of it. Kinda like ” The tail wagging the dog” . That’s ok though, because I AM an old dod !

” WILD AND BEAUTIFUL “

Little Creek wild Brown

Wild Trout are my favorites, creek born just seems to create colors that only God can make.

” FROM CREEKS TO CREATIONS”

” THE JOURNEY “

A typical day of my youth would be, come home from school, drop my books on the nearest chair, go to the kitchen, eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, drink a glass of milk, go to the back porch, grab my fishing rod, call Shag and Clinker( my dogs) and head for the creek. And — be home at supper time !
Pretty much spoiled by Mom and Dad, but they always knew where I was and knew I wouldn’t get into too much trouble there. They didn’t know, nor did I, that this would lead to the love of creating ” The Artistry of Trout”.

” MEMORIES OF OREGON”

“REMINICING”
Just thinking back to the couple of years I lived in Welches, Oregon just downstream from Mt. Hood. These are the four species I enjoyed catching while I was there. The Red Band from the Dechutes, Steelhead from the Sandy, and the little Brookies from a feeder stream of the Clackamus, and the Dolly Varden from a little mountain pond. I also caught a few Cutthroat from below the dam on Lake Timothy.

” IM ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS “

” LUNCHTIME”

I love creating Brown works because I’ve always had a hard time catching them ! I did catch this one though in my studio , where I do all my fishing these days. I’m usually pretty lucky there.

” THE CREATION OF A WILEYTROUT”

” JUMPED OUT OF A CEDAR ROOT”

I found this root while walking around my property with my neighbors 3 dogs, they’ve learned the routine and are usually waiting at the door when I go out.
Stylized works always surprise me , I never know what they want to be, but, they do! I REALLY LIKE THAT!

” HIDDEN”

LOOK WHAT HIDES IN CEDAR ROOTS !

While walking around my property I come across these knocked down Cedar roots and they seem to speak to me, when I listen, GOOD THINGS HAPPEN.