Tag Archives: trout

SAWDUST 13 November 2017

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

SAWDUST: 09 OCT 2017


This beautiful twelve inch Brook Trout is checking out a snagged ” GRAY GHOST” streamer fly tied by Selene Dumaine , This work is created from Tupelo and presented on a Manzanita branch selected for me by Pat Reicher of Oregon Natural Manzanita Designs. This work is part of my PERSONAL COLLECTION.



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.

Sawdust 29 August 2017


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!

Sawdust 29 August 2017

Emerging Brookie (click for larger image)


The creation of stylized works are among my favorites. Driftwood just speaks to me and tells me what it wants to be. This Cedar root wanted to be a rising Trout, so, —– I helped it out. Really , who wants to argue with a Cedar root, I’ve tried but seldom win. In viewing the result, I think it had a pretty good idea.

Sawdust 26 May


This little bit of exotica is a real winner. It’s a stylized trout .. make it whatever species you want it to be. Bring this beauty home to your stream … Order it now . It’s a Wiley, just for YOU.




About  a year ago my neighbor cut down a tree and found it hollow  at the trunk. He cut it into rounds and gave it to me saying, ” I thought you might be able to do something with these “, so, this is one of the things I did. I wish I knew what kind of wood it is .

Sawdust 30 December

122214_1447_jwt_This stylized Brown Trout was created from a piece of Caney Fork River driftwood  root. It was just laying there weathering away. When I spotted it, I could see a fish trying to get out so, —– I helped it.

You can own this little beauty by heading over to the Wiley Store and purchasing it today. Give a new loving and appreciative home.  It’s calling you .. can’t you hear?

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.