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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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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

Learn more about fishing in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.

Planning your fishing trip? Visit Ugly Bug Fly Shop!

 

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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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Creating the “Grey Ghost” – Permit Fish Replica by Luke Filmer

Sometimes called “the grey ghost of the flats”, Permits are fast-swimming coastal fish that are a challenge to catch…which makes them coveted by saltwater anglers all over the world.

Permit fiberglass fish replica by fish artist Luke Filmer of Blackwater Fish Replicas

After returning from a fishing trip to Belize, Jim B. contacted Luke Filmer of Blackwater Fish Replicas to create a fiberglass fish replica of a 25lb. Permit he caught on his latest fishing adventure.

Permit fishing in Belize photo for custom fish replica Blackwater Fish Replicas

Using Jim’s photo and measurements, Luke captured the essence of this trophy class Permit, which will hang proudly over Jim’s bar…no doubt inspiring many fishing stories for years to come!

Matching your trophy catch photo Permit fish replica by fish artist Luke Filmer of Blackwater Fish Replicas

Congratulations Jim on this great catch and thank you for trusting us to create your trophy replica.

Tight Lines – Luke & Carola Filmer

Luke and Carola Filmer of Blackwater Fish Replicas
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How to catch a Dorado or Mahi Mahi Trophy Fish

Yes fish artist Luke Filmer paints Dorado fish replicas!

Dorado Mahi Mahi fish replica Luke Filmer Blackwater Fish Replicas

Here’s how to catch a Dorado trophy saltwater fish: They like shrimp and ballyhoo, however cut false albacore is going to drive them wild! Cut bait into chunks and throw a handful out till you get them into a frenzy. Bait your hook with the same bait and drift it back with the chunks.

After you catch one…take a photo and send it to Luke for a Dorado fish replica quote.

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Dorado or Mahi Mahi Saltwater Trophy Fish
Dorado fish replica by Luke Filmer of Blackwater Fish Replicas

Dorado fish replica in client’s Port Angeles home. Painted by fish artist Luke Filmer of Blackwater Fish Replicas

Dorado Saltwater fish replica face Luke Filmer of Blackwater Fish Replicas

Hand painted Dorado fish replica by fish artist Luke Filmer

 

 

 

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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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Fall is a great time to go Salmon Fishing

Still itching to go fishing in the fall? This is one of the best times of the year to catch salmon from a boat. Pacific salmon spend part of their life in fresh water and part in saltwater.  They are commonly found in the Pacific Ocean and the Great Lakes due to their preference of cold waters with a high oxygen content.

Kyle P. with Alaska trophy salmon!

King on classic oval panel by Luke Filmer of Blackwater Fish Replicas_2014

This custom King Salmon fiberglass fish replica featured on classic oval panel with trophy plate was created from the fishing photo. Hand-painted by fish artist Luke Filmer of Blackwater Fish Replicas.

 

Maybe you already have a photo of a fish you caught years ago and it’s time to check that off your bucket list?

Send your photo for a quote to: Luke’s Email Link and let him capture your memory of that perfect day on the water with a custom fish replica wall or pedestal mount.

For more photos of Luke’s work visit www.lukefilmer.com

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