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Double Rainbow Trout Mount

Tom contacted Luke last spring to have a custom replica designed of one of the many rainbow trout he caught on a recent fishing trip. He caught quite a few fish that day, but this one stood out in Tom’s mind as a classic rainbow trout. Tom L with rainbow trout caught in a private lake in Washington State_Luke Filmer fish artistThe fish was a female at about 7 pounds – with a length of 27″ – and had a stout girth of 14.5″.

Although I must have caught 20 fish that day, this was the best“, he told Luke on the phone while discussing mount options. They decided to go with an elegant custom driftwood design.

A few months later Luke received another call from Tom. He had returned to the lake and after another banner day of fishing, he caught a beautiful male. “This one is even better than the last one Luke! How about we switch out the female to this big male rainbow for my custom replica mount?”. Rainbow Trout caught in net photo for custom rainbow trout fish replica by fish artist Luke Filmer

They agreed that both fish were exceptional and it was indeed a tough-call to decide which one to mount. The fish he caught this time was a male over 27″ in length with similar girth proportions to the female he caught in the spring…both in virtually the same spot on the lake. “Why not mount both as a pair?” suggested Luke. Tom got excited and agreed that this would certainly capture the memory of both trophies and commemorate his favorite fly-fishing lake as well.

…and this is how this double rainbow trout fish replica display was born. Fish mount rainbow trout fiberglass fish replica sculpture created by fish artist Luke Filmer

Two classic western rainbow trout swimming together as they were…and in all likelihood…still swimming together today. Double rainbow trout fish replica mount by fish artist Luke Filmer

 

Working together on the design ideas, Tom and Luke captured his fishing adventure in a way that combines the spirit and essence of these beautiful fish through an artistic interpretation, which will hang in Tom’s home forever.

Rainbow trout fish mount of two rainbow trout replicas featured on custom cedar driftwood wall sculpture created by Luke Filmer of Blackwater

Luke’s pride and craftsmanship shows through in every art-piece he creates, and in a way allows him to share that great day on the water with his client.

For more photos of Luke Filmer’s custom fish replicas hand-painted from photos and measurements of trophy fish – visit www.lukefilmer.com

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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.

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Colorado’s High-County Cutbow Trout Fishing

A long stretch of mountain highway, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, may mean little to most of the people passing by this river in their cars, but to Dave B. of Colorado, this is his happy place. Dave waits every year for winter’s cold grip to return to the mountains and this stretch of the river…because this is the time of year when BIG TROUT migrate down to the headwaters of his favorite mountain stream.

Colorado cutbow trout fishing trophy from Rocky Mountain rivers streams_photo for fish replica by Luke Filmer

Dave choose this particular 10 lb. Cutbow Trout for his custom fiberglass fish replica created by Luke Filmer.  A Cutbow trout is a hybrid cross between a Cutthroat and Rainbow trout both existing in the same stream.  Cutbow trout fish replica hand painted by fish artist Luke Filmer

As a fish artist, Luke was thrilled at the prospect of creating a new process of painting for this Cutbow fish replica.  Luke decided to mix custom paints for his air-brush allowing him to perfectly blend the right shade of vibrant violets and purples for Dave’s trout replica. (Luke Filmer’s preference for air-brush fish replica paint is Polytranspar)

This project also offered an opportunity to design a museum-quality interpretive stream-bed wall mount display, creating a fish replica art sculpture that will always remind Dave of that perfect day on the river.

Consider preserving your fishing memory with a custom fiberglass fish replica designed and painted by fish artist Luke Filmer. Send your photo for a quote: EMAIL YOUR PHOTO HERE or call 360-683-0138 to discuss your project. www.lukefilmer.com

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Looking for ways to calm your employees and customers…resulting in more business?

Custom saltwater fish replica wall mount display created for Fall City, WA dentist office by Luke Filmer of Blackwater Fish Replicas.

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Thinking about remodeling or updating your office decor? You may want to consider including a fish replica sculpture for your office or commercial space. Why? “Studies show aquariums have a profound ability to lower blood pressure, calm the mind, and help to alleviate anxiety”. That can only make your employees or customers happy…calm…and ready to do business!

But heck…who wants the maintenance required to install and maintain an aquarium. A salmon fish replica…or steelhead fish replica…or any trout fish replica makes more sense…and all you have to do is dust it once-and-awhile!

Call or email us about your interior decor ideas today! 360.683.0138  http://www.lukefilmer.com

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Of course you expect your fish replica to match your photo!

Choose Luke Filmer to preserve your memory of that perfect day on the water. Custom Yakima River Rainbow Trout Fiberglass Fish Replica. http://www.lukefilmer.com

Yakima River Rainbow Trout fish replica hand painted by Luke Filmer of Blackwater Fish Replicas

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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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