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1998 – 2018 Celebrating 20th Anniversary!

I am grateful to everyone that helped me reach this milestone!

Here’s to the next 20 years…Blackwater Fish Replicas celebrating 20 year anniversary of creating custom fiberglass fish replicas painted by fish artist Luke Filmer

Blackwater Fish Replicas (1998 – 2018)

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Pacific Northwest Coast Salmon Fish Art

We’re pretty darn lucky to live in the Pacific Northwest…a beautiful area that offers some of the best salmon fishing in the world!  This unique species has earned its place as an icon of the northwest spirit.

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Custom 40 lb. King Salmon fish replica art sculpture

Fish artist Luke Filmer has called the Northwest home for over 40 years. Fishing its coastal shores and pristine rivers allowed him to learn how to capture all the distinctive salmon details, which he incorporates in each of his custom salmon fish replica art sculptures.

With a dedicated spirit and patience for detail, Luke adds his own precise realistic style into his three-dimensional salmon paintings.

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Luke made the decision to recently re-locate his art studio to Sequim, WA  — because of its central location between Oregon and Washington’s coastline, the State of Alaska, Northwest fishing coastal salmon migration map_fish artist Luke Filmer blog story_November 2017 - Copyand the shorelines of British Columbia. These Pacific Northwest locations are all home to some of the best salmon fishing locations in the world.

Preparing for your fishing trip is an adventure in itself. Because of this key natural resource (salmon), this area of the world has cultivated an entire industry around fishing. With lots of options for fishing guides, lodges and outfitters, below are a few links that will help you plan your adventure of a lifetime.  1  by Luke FilmerFinally…if you want to preserve your memory of your fishing adventure with a fiberglass fish replica mount, don’t forget to pack your camera and soft tape for photos and measurements. How to order a salmon fish replica from Luke Filmer.


LINKS FOR PLANNING YOUR NORTHWEST FISHING TRIP:

ALASKA:

https://www.alaskafishguides.com/

http://www.alaskaoutdoors.com/

http://directory.alaskaoutdoorssupersite.com/index.php/lodges-fishing

https://www.atalodge.com/ (Ask for Wayne McGee)

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA:

http://www.sportfishingbc.com/fishing_adventures.php

http://www.ourbc.com/discover_bc/recreation/fishing/freshwater_lodges.htm

http://lodgescanada.ca/british-columbia/

 

OREGON:

http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/fishing/where_how.asp

http://www.bestfishinginamerica.com/oregon.html

VANCOUVER ISLAND:

http://westcoastfish.com/directory/

http://www.fishingbc.ca/links.html

http://www.fishingwithrod.com/links/bc_fishing_guides_lodges_accommodations.html

WASHINGTON:

http://fishingwashingtonstate.com/washington-fishing-guides/

https://www.takemefishing.org/washington/fishing/

http://www.anglersguideservice.com/ (Ask for Bob Kratzer)

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An attention to detail – Custom Crowley Lake Cutthroat Trout Replica

We all have our favorite lakes and streams to fish. A special place we return to each season with the promise of catching a beautiful trophy. Luke Filmer of Blackwater Fish Replicas understands this passion and has channeled his love of fishing into creating custom hand painted fish replica art sculptures for clients all over the world. Using only a photograph, Luke captures unique details of salmon, steelhead and trout, allowing him to create a custom fish replica that will preserve his client’s memory of that perfect day on the water.

Lake Crowley Cutthroat photo used for fish replica art by Luke Filmer
Gene T. (right) with his trophy Crowley Lake Cutthroat

Gene T. was referred to Luke by a local fishing guide who had been following Blackwater’s Facebook page for years. Lake Crowley Cutthroat fishing guideKnowing how important details were to Gene, the guide knew Luke’s ability to create incredibly realistic fish replicas would be a good fit.

After viewing Luke’s fish replica art online, Gene called Luke to discuss his ideas and observations of what he felt was his best Crowley Lake trout. (Gene returns to Crowley Lake every spring and fall, so he had quite a few trout options for a fish replica mount!). The conversation lead to an idea to incorporate some of the sand and rocks from the shoreline of Crowley Lake into the mount. They both felt this would add authenticity to the art piece…and Gene was thrilled with Luke’s willingness to go above-and-beyond to create a truly custom fish art piece for his home.

California Cutthroat fish replica sculpture painted by fish artist Luke Filmer of Blackwater Fish Replicas
Custom Crowley Lake Cutthroat fish replica by Luke Filmer

One of the many interesting things about this particular trout was the minimal spot patterns down the side of the fish. In addition to capturing the unique spot pattern, Gene asked Luke to be sure to paint the violet flash down the middle and in the gills. Crowley Lake CA cutthroat fish replica painted by fish artist Luke Filmer of Blackwater Fish Replicas

Luke was able to pick-out these details from Gene’s photo and incorporate them into the fish replica.

The final fish art piece not only mirrors the beauty of Gene’s trout, but with the addition of the Lake Crowley sand, it also captures the beauty of the place in which he caught the fish.

Cutthroat fish replica on custom oval panel by fish artist Luke Filmer of Blackwater Fish Replicas
Cutthroat fish replica by Luke Filmer of Blackwater Fish Replicas

Next time you are fishing your favorite stream or lake, remember to take a photo so someday you can order a custom fish replica preserving the memory of your great adventure!

See below for tips on fishing in California.

cropped-luke-filmer_fishing_2.jpgBeing a fisherman myself, I understand the importance of capturing all the details that make these trophy fish so special to us”  – Luke Filmer

How to order a custom fiberglass fish replica art sculpture by fish artist Luke Filmer of Blackwater Fish Replicas.

Visit www.lukefilmer.com for photos and pricing.

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Map of Crowley Lake, California

Trout Fishing in California

Take the Heritage Trout Challenge!

 

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Luke Filmer ships fish replica art sculptures worldwide!

Overseas clients want the best fish artist to create a custom fish replica to memorialize their trophy catch, but…they can be a bit nervous about their fish replica arriving to their home in one piece. Once they unpack their box or crate, they are thrilled with the expert packing and care that Luke Filmer takes to ensure each custom fish replica arrives safely to its final destination. With close to 20 years of packing and shipping fish art worldwide…we are kind-of-good-at-itBlackwater Fish Replicas ships fish art by Luke Filmer Worldwide

 

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Catch & Release Fish Artist – Luke Filmer

Latest article written about Luke Filmer’s fish replica art sculptures. Enjoy!

http://www.sequimgazette.com/life/catch-create-and-release-sequim-artist-finds-inspiration-in-local-fish/

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Luke’s creative and artistic process revealed during photo shoot with Sequim Gazette, September 2017

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After an early September visit to Luke Filmer’s art studio, the Sequim Gazette’s photos capture Luke Filmer’s artistic approach used to create incredibly realistic fish-replica-art-sculptures of Salmon, Steelhead and Trout.   With just a photo and measurements, Luke can preserve your memory of that perfect day on the water. For more information – or to secure your date on Luke’s waiting list, visit www.lukefilmer.com

 

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Each scale hand painted twice. Effect? Heirloom quality original 3-dimensional painting.

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Hours of detailed painting goes into each custom fish art sculpture.

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Luke Filmer featured with hand painted Steelhead fish replica on stream-bed wall mount display.

All Photos courtesy of Sequim Gazette. Read Entire Sequim Gazette Article Here.

Email Luke   or call   (360) 683-0138.

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We ship World-Wide! Ferox Trout, Northern Ireland

Bill McNeary of Castle Archdale in Northern Ireland caught this 10.5 pound Ferox Trout on a Rogan’s Gosling fly from Rossinver Bay.  After finding our website online, Bill contacted us to commemorate his trophy catch.

Testimonial: “Luke it looks good. You have captured as I saw it when alive in the water. Well done.” – Bill.

Ferox Trout fiberglass fish replica painted from photo & measurements by fish artist Luke Filmer.  www.lukefilmer.com

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