FlyLifeMagazine contacted me for an interview and produced a really nice article, covering a bit of the scenes behind my fish carving art work known as Wiley Trout. Read the article, A conversation with and artist – Jim Wileyhere. Leave a comment and let FlyLifeMagazine.com know your feelings about the article. We really appreciated the article and the attention it has drawn. I have been overwhelmed by the many fine comments we’ve received on our Facebook presence, since it was published. Thank you FlyLifeMagazine and our kind friends and fans.
The Sawdust has been blowing around pretty loosey-goosey the studio these past few weeks. We had an unexpected need to change both hosts of domain and site. This has involved a considerable amount of behind the scenes negotiation, research and waiting. The changes affected our site availability, store function-and-access, and my regular firstname.lastname@example.org email. All have been partially recreated and will be ready for Prime Time again, soon.
Whew! Glad that is over!! NOW – we can get back to regular publication about the Wiley Trout carvings and Sawdust commentary by the owner, Jim Wiley.
We will be up and publishing – regularly – in about a week. A few more detailed t’s to cross and i’s to dot – then we will be off-to-the-races again.
Thank you to those of you who have emailed and posted on my Facebook Site and Page, Wiley Trout Home Decor, with questions, support and comments. All very much appreciated. Keep you eyes and ears to the Facebook links as I will be posting there – daily as always; especially, while we are still in the throws of final rebuild.
# 1516. This 8 inch Brook Trout is created in the stylized form emerging from a piece of Tennessee Red Cedar root. I especially like the artistic lines of this one, it’s one of my favorites this year. It can be purchased in my wiley Trout store.
This stylized Rainbow Trout #1512, is created from two pieces of very rare and hard to acquire, California Buckeye Burl. It is a beautiful wood and one of my personal favorites.
The creek based Rainbow Trout is a highly prized fly-fishing subject. Wary. Skittish. And very leader-shy, they are hard to catch. This little beauty is representative of an demure little eight inch creek native found in the Eastern Tennessee creeks.
Every WileyTrout Wood Sculpture is a unique one-of- kind piece. Each piece is signed and numbered. Wholely original pieces.
As skittish and hard-to-catch as these little gems are, we work real hard to make it easy for you go home with one a WileyTrout beauty. This one can be caught in my Wiley Trout Store – #1512 Rainbow Trout.
Hiding is what a brook trout does, when it’s not dazzeling the eyes out of anything watching it. But that’s the trick. You have to see it, first.
With markings that blend in with a deft of camouflage that defies imagination, despite the bright colors, you just can’t see these critters unless they let you.
#1535 is highly realistic representation of an 8 inch Brook Trout, presented as you would see it – and it equally amazing brethren – if you look into its underwater lair – stacked near the snaggy structure of the creek bottom pools; on piece of actual river driftwood just like you would see them hugging in their crystal clear world of invisibility.
We don’t make it quite this difficult to see – or ever adopt for permanent residence – the little beauties. This wonder of nature is available for purchase at the equally amazing WileyTrout Store as – #1535 Realistice Brook Trout on driftwood.
Among the roots of the clearwater streams of northeaster Tennessee run the bright colors of the rainbow. Also known as Onchorinchis mykiss, the rainbow trout. This is not a native to the waters east of the Rocky Mountains, but its presence has been here long enough to have earned squatter’s rights and the love of generations of fly-fishing hominids.
#1536 is a realistic Wiley Wood Sculpture of a 14 inch Rainbow Trout, caught in the act of warily glimpsing a snagged fly. The presentation has been placed and balanced on on a fine piece of river driftwood, from the very pool where you could expect to hook-up with this beauty.
You CAN hook-up with this little WileyTrout gem by casting your gaze to the WileyTrout Store. Click the link here Rainbow #1536.
” I’m always chasing Rainbows ” over the years I’ve done several of these that now decorate cabins and dens . My last one was purchased by the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appachlians and is now on display there.
The latest creation to appear from the creative WileyTrout zone, is a beauty called ‘Dolly’. She is, by all standards, a rare and pleasant thing-of-beauty to behold. She is a Dolly Varden. Sleek and colorful, she has eye catching lily-white fin tips; native of her species known as the Char.
She resembles the other beauty of her kin, the eye catching, heart pounding Brook Trout. But, Dolly feeds in a bigger pool and comes from stock that produce size as well as beauty. For the Dolly Varden can grow to such an alarming size, that mere mortal fishermen swoon at the pulsation of this lady – or her kin – upon their teasing lines of petrochemical persuasion and steel.
‘Tis with great glee we announce that Dolly has already been taken.
She quickly stole a heart and is now being prepared to be whisked off to a new home.
Yes, her stay was brief, but her memory will linger with the fragrance of her beauty, for a long, long time. Maybe one day soon, the creator Wiley will deem there be another .. maybe a Dallas .. in the line of Varden. We will have to wait and see.
Farewell, Dolly. You gave us great palpitation while you were here. We shall hold your image in great admiration. We look forward to hearing from your new partner in visual pleasure, as to how the union is holding. Our best on your new journey.
#1530, Just finished this little 8 inch Brookie today. It’s a stylized piece created entirely from California Buckeye Burl. This beautiful wood grows only on the western slope of the Sierra mountains at altitude above 2,000 feet. When finished out it has the appearance of river stone. My most popular works are from this wood. My supply is limited and I hope it lasts at least as long as I do.