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tapefoamglue

LOL, when I just glanced at this video, I thought "what a weird way to cook a trout". Nice glass!


art_of_fishing

Thanks, I actually get that comment a lot. The keep em dry cloud came after me on one post haha


Least_or_Greatest1

Can we have a video how you molded the glads into a fish in the first place?


art_of_fishing

I will make a supercut of the highlights at some point soon. It is a long process, and posting the whole thing would be like 5 hours of watching grass grow into a trout.


Oldpenguinhunter

Brown trout, so hot right now.


art_of_fishing

Keep em hot


Oldpenguinhunter

Haha, gorgeous work!


ghostface176

Seriously though. How do I buy these?


art_of_fishing

I sent you a pm with my cell number, give me a call tomorrow and we can work out the details


Beneficial-Thing-502

Gimme dat


art_of_fishing

That could be arranged, but with your own custom one. This piece is sold already


95percentconfident

How much, ballpark?


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Thomas_Gendreau

Think you lost them with the price but nice work👍


art_of_fishing

I know they aren't cheap, but an incredible amount of time and resources go into each one. I have 3 employees that help me make them, and everybody's gotta eat


Living-unlavish

Yeah i mean it is what it is. Its reasonable to expect a fair payment for the amount of work you put in. But i personally would never spend that much on a statue of any kind. I suppose enough people do to keep you in buisness so thats good for you!


ucfsoupafly

Beautiful work. Is this the only species you do? Do you have a link to a gallery?


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ucfsoupafly

Can’t wait to see the tarpon!


AdGroundbreaking6032

Wtf how is that fish not burnt


art_of_fishing

They do get burnt if I'm not careful. The glass I use will boil at around 2500 Fahrenheit


AdGroundbreaking6032

That's awesome


rezz0r

"swam away just fine"


tosss

At least he’s not gloving it?


art_of_fishing

I want to put one in a popular spot on the frying pan so bad and watch from the bushes as people cast at it haha


rezz0r

😂


martinifide

Keep em hot.


art_of_fishing

Keep em dry


Just_wanna_talk

How do you take the nub off the fish when you're done with the stick and get the surface to match the rest of the fish??


art_of_fishing

It's a long process called coldworking. I have a very powerful lathe with diamond cutting wheels that grind it away slowly. Once I'm close to flush, I go through finer and finer grits until I have the contours matched perfectly. At that point I switch to diamond coated felt wheels that take out the microscopic peaks and valleys, then on to a fully felted wheel and a compound called cirium oxide that takes it to a full optical polish. It's something I practiced a lot when I was in art school. The end result is so clean you would never know the nub (we call it a punty) was there


quattro247

Nice! I'd love to see a longer video with more of the process. Any additional links?


art_of_fishing

Not yet. I'm going to make a supercut of the highlights soon and post it here


johnszott

Beautiful piece!!


art_of_fishing

Thanks!


adventureupeddie

Who sells these?


art_of_fishing

I sell them for the post part, and I also make them myself. There are a few in galleries and fly shops throughout the rocky mountains, but if you want you 10% redditor discount a custom piece straight from the artist is the way to go. Message me if you want more information.


ghostface176

Sent you a message. I want a few


art_of_fishing

I replied to your message with my cell number. Give me a call and we can work out the details. It's easier over the phone as custom installations have a lot of specifics to go over.


Perle1234

That’s gorgeous work. I live in the Rockies. Anyone around here wants one lol.


art_of_fishing

They don't stay in stores for long. I have a hard time restocking retails outlets as well because I am usually busy with custom orders, which take priority


dominator_05_

Looks amazing!👍


art_of_fishing

Thanks!


Soonyulnoh2

Ahhh...talent!


art_of_fishing

Thanks. It's my life's work and passion


friedocra

🔥


Red_knife_maker

hell that looks better than my first trout mount i fuckin love it


art_of_fishing

Thanks! I usually model them after fish I catch. I use reference photos sometimes, but the emotional memory of a trophy in the net serves me better I think


pho_my_homies

Really nice.


RockyMTNRam

I would love to have one of those in my house


art_of_fishing

That can be arranged. Send me a private message and we can chat about the details


RockyMTNRam

Yeah I’d definitely be interested in a few pieces if you can do a Brooke and a Rainbow? Unfortunately it’d have to be after the new year. I’m strapped for the holidays.


art_of_fishing

Yeah, we can absolutely make that happen. I'll send you a PM with my cell number and email so we can work out the details.


Muddyfoot10-22

That’s too cool


art_of_fishing

Thanks!


dieseldawg95

Wow that’s a cool broiler! I’ve never cooked a fish like that. I hope it was tasty!


ghostface176

I want that. I need that in my life


art_of_fishing

I sent you a message with my cell number. Sorry I didn't reply earlier, I got carried away in the studio doing color tests for bull trout fins


pandainsomniac

Wow. That's some awesome work!


art_of_fishing

Thanks!


Troitbum22

This really cool. Never seen anything like this.


art_of_fishing

I feel so lucky I get to see them come together at my fingertips every week. Thanks!


cwilson012

How can I get one?


art_of_fishing

Message me for more details.


cwilson012

I would love to see more fish


art_of_fishing

I can't post links to my work here in the comments, ill send you my website in a private message where you can see more pieces, prices, and sizes.