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wandering monk
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Hello......haven't posted in a while...I usually hang out in the floss and feathers area tying area...

thought I would share one of my newest carvings with the forum...its patterned after a beautiful spawning salmon caught on a trip years ago in Alaska...

I carved it entirely by hand carved from a block of pine...its 42" long...a real bruiser! I use alcohol based stains for the colors that help allows the grain of the wood to still come through nice...I think I spent two days just on the face, mandible, eyes and teeth alone...I make the eyes by layering clear epoxy and pigmented paint...

I started a new series of ten species I'm working on...I have a big 42" brown trout that is carved and ready to paint this week, its a "super size" patterned after a big brown I caught last fall...then a really cool "Dolly Varden" is carve coming next...I have some really cool color patterns for that one...
















I also have a link to my site with some more pictures...thanks...t

http://wmflyrodco.com/sockeye-salmon/
 

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wandering monk
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thanks folks...no artist doesn't like compliments...

9 more species are coming...I have a big brown I finished carving that I started the paint process today...its patterned after a real beauty I caught this last fall at the peak of the spawn in Colorado...

of course my carving is over 40"...kind of a super size...the fish was 23"...t
 
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