All posts by Jim Wiley

” DECEIVED “

IM EATEN THAT!

I love collaborations . This creation is carved From Tupelo swamp wood and presented on driftwood found for me by Joey Monteleone, the Manzanita branch selected for me by Artist Pat Reichner, and the fly by Pat Cohen.

” HOW TO TIE A BOW”

” PRESENTATIONS ”
These are several ways I present a Rainbow Trout, I’m now working on a new creation that features several aspects of these. Could be a SPECIAL one, STAY TUNED.

” NEW WORK, OLD PRESENTATION”

” IN THE NET”
Its been quite a few years since I’ve done a presentation like this, I forgot how attractive they are.
I believe I’ll do another one.

” HIDE and SEEK”

” FOUND YOU” !

Stylized works are my favorites! I love surprises, and these creations almost always accommodate me . They hide, I seek, and the ” game is a foot”. This Rainbow was nicely snugged in a Driftwood Cedar Root and difinately did not to come out. Several times I almost sent it to the burn pile but in the end, I prevailed and was pleasantly SURPRISED.

” A MOUSE TO MOUTH CREATION”

” MICES TO PIECES, sounds good to me “!
These works are the result of a trifecta of effort by Joey Monteleone, Pat Cohen, and an old fella’s creative imagination.
I’d always heard that using a Mouse at night was the way to a BIG BROWNS heart. Never tried it myself when I was able, then got old and couldn’t . Not a total loss though , as I’m now able to crate more than I could catch! ” The Old Coot”.
Joey provided the beautiful driftwood, Pat the marvelous Mouse, and an old fella the rest.

” WHEELS A GRINDING”

After I’ve just completed a creation and thinking ” what am I gonna do next” ? Hmmm, what AM I going to create now? GOT IT !
This turned out pretty good. BUT, what am I gonna do now ?

” DECEIVED”

” DECEIVED BY A DECEIVER”
This eighteen inch Rainbow Trout is the result of a collaboration of friends. The beautiful driftwood is from the Caney Fork River given to me by my friend Joey Monteleone ( it was decorating his porch) ! On a visit, I was staring at it and commented, ” I see fish in there”. He said , ” take it home and set them free” , so, I did. The beautiful deceiver Fly is created my the ” MASTER OF DEERHAIR FLYS, Pat Cohen. Pat was referred to me my Aileen Lane, ambassador of the Fly Fishing Museum, writer, and Fly Tier. I’ve heard she can also catch a Trout now and then.

” LOOKING UP, DOWN, OR JUST HANGING AROUND”

” BROOKIES, THE WAY I LIKE UM ” !

From the very first one I caught ( about 4 inches), I was captured by its beauty. Hooked then, hooked now, they’ll always be my favorites. Though I only catch them in my studio anymore, the urge to create just one more prevails.

” MOUSER”

” YUM YUM, MY FAVORITE MEAL”

I love it when a story comes together. A while back I posted a photo of a big Brown chasing a Rainbow . A fella responded saying he’d started night fishing for BIG BROWNS with a mouse with great success. I thought about it and decided , that would make a nice creation. After calling my friend Aileen Lane, she said , ” Pat Cohen is the Master of Deerhair creations and, he’s your Facebook friend. I called and he’s provided me this this fabulous Deerhair mouse.

” PAIRED UP “

LOOK AT THAT HOPPER!

I haven’t done a pair in quite some time , this, my latest creation is a pair of six inch Brookies taking an interest in a snagged hopper Fly. Presentation is a beautiful piece of driftwood my friend Joey Monteleone found for me.