When I began creating this it was supposed to be just one Stylized Trout, then, low and behold , a second one showed up. The wood knew what it wanted to be.
Created from Caney Fork River driftwood. My friend Les Booth named it the “ CHOCOLATE BROWN “ as it seemed to him to be flowing chocolate.
Good enough to eat refers to the fly, not the BROOKIE! These “ jewels of the Brook” continue to be my favorite creations. I never caught that many when I was able to fish, but, the few I did catch are permanently etched in my memory. Now, I’m able to catch quite a few in my studio.
“ EMERGING FROM CALIFORNIA BUCKEYE “
This beautiful wood is reviling it’s hidden treasures , Brook Trout and Buckeye are quite a combination.
“ WHEN IMAGINATION and POSSIBILITIES get togather”
California Buckeye is a beautiful wood , however it DOES NOT like to be carved. I mostly am able to prevail but not without a fuss. This one, when I convinced it that it was going to be beautiful, gave in. Turned out pretty good, I think, what do you think?
“ I BREAK FOR MAYFLIES “
This ten inch Brown is schulpted from Tupelo and presented on a Manzanita branch.