Wooden Fish Replicas

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Post by Swamp Buck » Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:14 pm

Ok, it's not archery related but I suppose anyone wo appreciates the traditional ways would see something in these. It's been some time since I last carved a fish but I'd like to think I'll find some time to finish my latest trout carving this year. I carve these all out of blocks of Bass wood. I rough them out with my band saw and chisel out the rest. All the scales are burned in and the eyes are glass. I sold most of them to fly fishers and one a couple of carving competitions.

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This is the steelhead... still some work to do.
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Post by woodsman196 » Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:27 pm

Very nice work!!

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Post by Lance Coleman » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:56 pm

Daaaaaaang. Maybe next time i need a replica made I'll just call you!
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Post by old training wheels » Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:45 pm

Beautiful work swamp buck. I do wood carving as well. I do alot of loons in wood burning and in carving. I am going to be making my own set of decoys for duck hunting this year. Very nice job well done.Nice to see you finally made it to Tradrag!! you will find alot of great people here.

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Post by Spotted Bull » Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:28 pm

Really nice work...I look at wood carving and wonder why I can't do it.....tried and tried but to no avail!

But that sir is true talent!

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Post by Swamp Buck » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:56 pm

Thanks everyone. I really admire many things made from wood... I guess that's partly why I got into traditional bows. I absolutely love the craftsmanship in most recurves and longbows - they're quite an art form.

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Post by BowHuntingFool » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:43 am

:shock: Holy smokes thats as cool as it gets! VERY nice work! I want one! 8-)
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Post by Greywolf » Fri May 22, 2009 9:51 pm

You do some great work,hey I have a elk I want.....Uhh......never mind.

I'm amazed at the talent we have here. way to go !!
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Post by Okie » Fri May 22, 2009 10:26 pm

Very nice. That takes a lot of talent. How long does it take you to complete one?
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Post by Swamp Buck » Sun May 31, 2009 10:55 am

Thanks! It took me about 120 hours to do the smallmouth bass (first one in the photograph) and 150 for the brook trout. The brook trout was a little bigger. Burning in each scale takes a lot of time and patience.

Here's a steelhead in its rough stage... still lots to do. This one's my own. I started it a while ago and go at my own pace - when I can and when I'm in the mood.

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Post by Hooked » Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:45 pm

That's awesome stuff! I'd like to learn how to do them someday!

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Post by superslamsam » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:00 pm

Unbelievable talent. Very nice.

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Post by Bowman » Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:42 am

Those are awesome that is quite the talent
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Post by Backwoods » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:41 pm

So do you outline each scale or do you have a scale shaped tip?
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Post by Swamp Buck » Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:28 pm

I use a scale shaped tip when wood burning them in - it's very cool! thanks for all the kind words!
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Post by oogaboogachief1 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:34 pm

Those are cool I bought a fish decoy at the Hairy Mosquito knap in in MN last summer. I had seen them in antique stores before but never knew how they were actually used. In fact I never even thought they were used for anything. Turns out if you are a spear fisherman and are fishing the ice it is a very important part of the set up. You see the decoy is lead filled and has fins made of copper that are tuned to make the decoy swim in a circle. You attach a line to decoy and work slow up and down and he swims round and round.... wow a poet. Anyhow with a iron spear just barley stuck in the water you wait in your dark fish tent till a big pike or muskie tries to eat your decoy. Then you drop the heavy spear and hope to stick the target fish. Then they say the fun begins. Mike Smyth

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Post by Shovelbuck » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:49 am

Those are awesome!

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Post by Greywolf » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:52 pm

Any finished pictures?
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Post by Aeronut » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:52 pm

Very nice work. :77:

I go to Silver Dollar City in Branson once in a while and was there when they had the carvers guild (sp) competition. Some of the fish and bird carvings on display look like they were alive.

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Post by FullDraw » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:37 pm

Beautiful work. Thanks for refreshing this thread, Mike.
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Post by mdelrizzo » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:30 pm

Thanks all for your very kind words.... I forgot my info as Swamp Buck so I re-instated as mdelrizzo, lol. Anyway, I have been doing more illustration work and graphic design lately and the carvings have been put on the back burner.... the stealhead is still waiting for scales and more detail, but I will get to him soon. Here's a portrait of a guy who's done well using more contemporary means to harvest some great whitetails in the past few years. Enjoy!

BTW, I got a pm from someone here recently... don't know how to retrieve since my info has changed... please resend.

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Post by 4finger » Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:48 pm

Very Very Nice!!!!...4finger
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Re: Wooden Fish Replicas

Post by Bassman » Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:05 am

Fantastic............................................Art...................thank's Bassman !

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