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.
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.
# 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.
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.
#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.
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 ?
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 .