” THE ESCAPE”
Stylized works are among my favorites, I’ve always been intrigued with driftwood. Sometimes I see a fish trying to get out, other times the wood just tells me what it wants to be.This stylized Brown has been one of my most talked about creations, frankly, I don’t even know who owns it now as It was sold out of one the Galleries that feature my works. – Jim Wiley
I learned this technic on the banks of thr Ausable river in Grayling Michigan attending a fish carving clinic sponsored by Ed Waliki ( deceased now). It was in early May and I being the only southerner almost froze to death while the other 6 attendees wore short sleeve shirts! My shivering provided the ” entertainment ” for five days. This technic as well as others prove to be a turning point in my Artistic endeavors.
This little Wild Brown is amount my favorites. Jim Wiley.
A #wileytrout does a lot of traveling even before arriving at my studio. For instance, the Tupelo wood began its journey from the swamps of Louisiana, the beautiful Manzanita from Oregon having survived wind,rain,and fire before Pat Reicher rescued it. It then became a thought from the one who created it .
It may be wondering , ” where will I go next “, AND ——-only you can answer that.
Love these little Wild Rainbows, it takes me back to The Little Pigeon river near Gatlinburg, Tennessee where I caught my first ones.Id caught Rainbows before but these were the prettiest ones I’d ever seen. Every time I create one of these Wild ones, my mind goes racing back to that little stream, in fact, I’m kinda thinking about that right now!
Little eight inch Wild Brown Trout pulling a Stonefly Nymph off a log. This creation is sculpted from Tupelo wood, a Swamp tree that grows in southern Mississippi, and Louisiana, the blooms are the source of Tupelo honey, the purest there is. This work is presented on a beautiful piece of Manzanita from Oregon Natural Manzanita Designs. I LOVE THIS PIECE!
One of my latest creations, ” Rising Brookie ”
A ten inch Brook Trout jumping for a Mayfly. Created from Tupelo wood and presented on River Driftwood Burl. I like this one so much I’m putting it in my personal collection. ( Update: however , someone liked it even more than me, —- so, it swam away ). Show me the Wheel!
# 1516. This 8 inch Brook Trout is created in the stylized form emerging from a piece of Tennessee Red Cedar root. I especially like the artistic lines of this one, it’s one of my favorites this year. It can be purchased in my wiley Trout store.
This stylized Rainbow Trout #1512, is created from two pieces of very rare and hard to acquire, California Buckeye Burl. It is a beautiful wood and one of my personal favorites.
The creek based Rainbow Trout is a highly prized fly-fishing subject. Wary. Skittish. And very leader-shy, they are hard to catch. This little beauty is representative of an demure little eight inch creek native found in the Eastern Tennessee creeks.
Every WileyTrout Wood Sculpture is a unique one-of- kind piece. Each piece is signed and numbered. Wholely original pieces.
As skittish and hard-to-catch as these little gems are, we work real hard to make it easy for you go home with one a WileyTrout beauty. This one can be caught in my Wiley Trout Store – #1512 Rainbow Trout.