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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

“ LEAPING BROWN”

2003 Ten inch Brown Trout $ 495.00

“ I BREAK FOR MAYFLIES “
This ten inch Brown is schulpted from Tupelo and presented on a Manzanita branch.

“ LEAPING FOR LUNCH”


“ YUMMY MAYFLY”
This little eight inch Brook Trout is schulpted from Tupelo Swamp wood and presented on a Manzanita branch, base is CANEY Fork river driftwood.
Mayfly is Created from Magic Schulp clay. This is one of my most popular presentations now decorating homes all across America and beyond.

“ BROOKIE UP, BROOKIE DOWN”


BROOKIES MY FAVORITES
I’ve always been amazed, humbled, inspired, by the artistry of GOD .
Brook Trout and the places they live are beautiful examples of his finest works. I’m blessed to have eyes to see , the heart to love, and the mind to know who created them. Jim Wiley .

“ HANDS ON “


“ HAND TROUT “
I think a Rainbow might be in order . Having made several left in Natural wood color , a Brookie, and a Brown, it just doesn’t feel complete without a Bow. I would have never guessed folks would like these “ handle Trout” so much, but after having one myself , I UNDERSTAND!

“ TENNESSEE TROUT TRIFECTA”


“ CEDAR DRIFTWOOD TROUT “
These stylized wall presentations are created from Red Cedar driftwood found weathering away on a gravel bar in a Tennessee river. They look a bit better now than then.

“ BROOKIE IN THE HAND”


“ HANDLING WONT HURT THIS ONE”
A while back I began creating a few works that could be handled , they were done leaving the wood in its natural color. They are nice to have on your desk at work, on you Fly tying table, or just by your easy chair. I must have picked up mine 1000 times and I’ve only had it a couple of weeks ! This Brookie is the first one I’ve painted.

“ BROOKS, BROOKIES, and MEMORIES “


“ RISING BROOKIE”
Each time I begin working on a new creation, memories come flooding back of past adventures with whatever species I’ve started on. This is especially true with BROOKIES because they dwell in such beautiful places.
This little eight incher is about as big a one as I ever caught. Their beauty certainty makes up for their size. I know Brook Trout can get big, however, not in the little brooks where I fished.

“ TIME OUT”


“ JUST FOR ME”
Often just after completing a work and having nothing in particular to start on, I just pick up a nice piece of Cedar and have fun . It relaxes me and soothes my mind.

“ RISING BROOKIE “


Ten inch Brook Trout, carved from Tupelo, presented on a Manzanita branch with a driftwood base. Several folks had a part in this, Pat Reicher found the Manzanita, and Joey Monteleone found the driftwood , and I found the Brookie in my memory bank.

“ FROM CREEKS TO CREATIONS “


“ MY MIND RUNNETH OVER”
From a VERY early age wading creeks began my education. It really didn’t matter where my body was, my mind was on a creek somewhere, STILL IS.
Can’t wade anymore but memories are sharp, as well as my carving tools.
At 85, the chips are still falling and still motivated to head down to the studio. My creative ability still seems to be holding up , hopefully, a while longer.