FlyLifeMagazine contacted me for an interview and produced a really nice article, covering a bit of the scenes behind my fish carving art work known as Wiley Trout. Read the article, A conversation with and artist – Jim Wileyhere. Leave a comment and let FlyLifeMagazine.com know your feelings about the article. We really appreciated the article and the attention it has drawn. I have been overwhelmed by the many fine comments we’ve received on our Facebook presence, since it was published. Thank you FlyLifeMagazine and our kind friends and fans.
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!
Emerging Brookie, some of my favorite creations are stylized works. This Cedar root spoke to me saying ” I want to be a rising Trout “. Well, how can one argue with a Cedar root? Based on results, it seems to have had a pretty good idea.
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.
Hiding is what a brook trout does, when it’s not dazzeling the eyes out of anything watching it. But that’s the trick. You have to see it, first.
With markings that blend in with a deft of camouflage that defies imagination, despite the bright colors, you just can’t see these critters unless they let you.
#1535 is highly realistic representation of an 8 inch Brook Trout, presented as you would see it – and it equally amazing brethren – if you look into its underwater lair – stacked near the snaggy structure of the creek bottom pools; on piece of actual river driftwood just like you would see them hugging in their crystal clear world of invisibility.
We don’t make it quite this difficult to see – or ever adopt for permanent residence – the little beauties. This wonder of nature is available for purchase at the equally amazing WileyTrout Store as – #1535 Realistice Brook Trout on driftwood.