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!
” 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 .
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.
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
” 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.
My creations can be presented four ways,REALISTIC FULL DIMENSION, STYLIZED DRIFTWOOD, REALISTIC WALL PRESENTATION, AND STYLIZED WALL PRESENTATION.
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!
” 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 Trout are my favorites, creek born just seems to create colors that only God can make.