Tag Archives: fish

SAWDUST 13 November 2017

” 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

22 August 2017-1

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!

$ 425.00

Sawdust 09 July

$ 645.00
14 inch Brown Trout chasing a little Rainbow.

Chasing Rainbows —

” I’m always chasing Rainbows ” over the years I’ve done several of these that now decorate cabins and dens . My last one was purchased by the Fly Fishing Museum of the Southern Appachlians and is now on display there.

Sawdust 22 June

$ 425.00
10 inch Dolly Varden Trout glimpsing a snagged fly.  DOLLY HAS BEEN SOLD..!!

Dolly, a Varden by any other name …

The latest creation to appear from the creative WileyTrout zone, is a beauty called ‘Dolly’.  She is, by all standards, a rare and pleasant thing-of-beauty to behold. She is a Dolly Varden.  Sleek and colorful, she has eye catching lily-white fin tips; native of her species known as the Char.

She resembles the other beauty of her kin, the eye catching, heart pounding Brook Trout.  But, Dolly feeds in a bigger pool and comes from stock that produce size as well as beauty. For the Dolly Varden can grow to such an alarming size, that mere mortal fishermen swoon at the pulsation of this lady – or her kin – upon their teasing lines of petrochemical persuasion and steel.

‘Tis with great glee we announce that Dolly has already been taken.

She quickly stole a heart and is now being prepared to be whisked off to a new home.

Yes, her stay was brief, but her memory will linger with the fragrance of her beauty, for a long, long time.  Maybe one day soon, the creator Wiley will deem there be another .. maybe a Dallas .. in the line of Varden.  We will have to wait and see.

Farewell, Dolly.  You gave us great palpitation while you were here. We shall hold your image in great admiration.  We look forward to hearing from your new partner in visual pleasure, as to how the union is holding.  Our best on your new journey.

Sawdust 03 June

#1530

This little beauty is just waiting to jump into YOUR pool. Order it up now from the WileyTrout Store. Enjoy!

 

#1530,   Just finished this little 8 inch Brookie today. It’s a stylized piece created entirely from California Buckeye Burl. This beautiful wood grows only on the western slope of the Sierra mountains at altitude above 2,000 feet. When finished out it has the appearance of river stone. My most popular works are from this wood. My supply is limited and I hope it lasts at least  as long as I do.

Sawdust 02 June

" Leaping for Lunch "

Leaping for Lunch is ready to be served up on your plate now .. Order it now from the WieyTrout Store.

 

 

Leaping for Lunch –  This work was created from a block of Tupelo wood and presented on a beautiful piece of river driftwood. It’s one of my best and available  on me website store #1510. Would a Dad like this on Fathers Day ?

 

Sawdust 05 May

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This 13 inch Rainbow Trout is my latest #wileycreation, it and others can be viewed at my store . The fishing is really good there.

#wileyrainbowtrout

Sawdust 27 January

Stylized Brook Trout
Stylized Brook Trout

These stylized works are my favorite creations. Most times I see the fish before I start. Other times I have to just like the wood and begin and the fish tells me where it is.  #itsawiley  #wileytrout

Sawdust 17 November

photo2_mayThis is one of the free-standing sculptures. A beautifully hand-sculpted, Apache Trout, from wood collected specifically for THIS FISH.

This sculpture is long gone and sold, but you can either commission one ‘like it’ – for the It’s A Wiley creation is truly a One of a kind creation. No two are exactly alike. The wood has the final command and I am just the servant that renders the result.

Contact Jim today to get your very own commissioned work.