Category Archives: Sawdust

Bits and pieces of daily commentary on the life as a fly-fisherman living the autumn of his life through the art of sculpting the images of his passion in the warmth of wood

” AMBUSH”

I just finished this eighteen inch Brown, created from Tupelo swamp wood and presented on a beautiful piece of Caney Fork River driftwood, wall presentation. I’m looking at it right now hanging on my wall and I might not be willing to let this go for awhile, ITS STRICKING!

” PAIRED UP”

” BETTER TOGATHER ”
Over the years I’ve done several pairings, usually Brookies as they can be presented small and still seem realistic. These now decorate homes across America.

. ” GOTTA KEEP SOME” !
A little while back I found my SALE GALLERY depleted! Thinking to myself, I concluded, I DONT EVEN HAVE ANY TO CALL MINE! So, since then I’ve started setting aside a few to call my own, the result is ten different species of Trout. You might enjoy a visit to www.wileytrout.com and ” take a look .

” WALL FLOWERS” the way I like um! “

BROWNS, TWO WAYS
Since catching Browns has always been difficult for me, I’ve found CREATING them is much easier. Presented here are two different ways I create them, realistic and stylized.

” LIKE MY STYLE ? “

” EMERGING”

Brookies have always been my favorites, many of my customers also. Whereas, realistic full dimension works appeal to most folks, my stylized driftwood creations create ” quite a stir” as well. These two go pretty good together I think. Jim Wiley

” 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.