“ 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.
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.
“ 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.
“ GOTCHA” !
Just finished this twelve inch Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout for a very valued collector of my creations. He furnished the net that he’d used to land a Cutty similar to this one.
“ One Mouse , is worth a 1,000 bugs”
This, Twelve inch Brown glimpsing a snagged Deerhair Mouse by Pat Cohen is My latest creation. Looks pretty good right now in my PIE SAFE GALLERY, I wonder how long it will stay there? “ CHRISTMAS TIMES A COMING “.
This Twelve inch Rainbow is attracted to Aileen Lane’s beautiful fly,
THE FATAL ATTRACTOR. I LOVE COLLABORATIONS ! The beautiful driftwood was found for me by my friend, Joey Monteleone, the fly created by Aileen Lane, ambassador to the MUSEUM OF FLY FISHING, author and master fly tier.
My collaborators of course are IMAGINATION, MEMORIES, AND POSSIBILITIES.
” LEAPERS CEEEPERS”
The interesting thing about my Stylized creations is, folks either don’t care for them at all, they LOVE UM ,or, they don’t know “ WHAT TO MAKE OF THEM” . This I KNOW, I love creating them as I never know what they’ll decide THEY want to be!
Nine inch wild Brown presented in a beautiful little creek landing net.
I really like these presentations, they are very realistic and often photos are arranged this way, Trout Art as well.
” FATAL ATTRACTION” No, just intrigued with a beautiful fly tied by Aileen Lane called “ THE FATAL ATTRACTOR”. This Nine inch Brookie is schulpted from Tupelo wood and presented on a Manzanita branch with a Sweet Gum tree cut round.
“ GOLD AT THE END OF THE RAINBOW, FINNY VARIETY”
Golden Trout, Golden Rainbow Hybrid, and Palomino Trout.