The Lahontan cutthroat is the largest growing trout native to North America. These fish are indigenous to the tributaries of what was once Lake Lahontan, a huge ice-age lake, of which Pyramid Lake and Lake Tahoe are remnants.
After Jon W. caught this beauty (one of many Lahontan cutthroat he has caught in Pyramid Lake), he had a concept of a wall mount display that featured 2-3 cutthroat replicas painted to represent fish he caught in this famous fishing lake. He knew the only guy that had the experience and “artistic-eye” to create a fish art wall display that he would be proud to feature in his home was Luke Filmer of Blackwater Fish Replicas.
Custom Lahontan Cutthroat Fish Replicas – by fish artist Luke Filmer.
Luke designed a custom high desert lake-bed interpretive wall mount display.
Pyramid Lake Lahontan Cutthroat triple fish replica display featured on custom high desert lake bed interpretive wall mount. Art piece features a 16 pound (top fish), 7 pound (bottom left), and 10 pound (bottom right) cutthroat fish replica. Created 2018 by fish artist Luke Filmer.
Luke Filmer of Blackwater Fish Replicas is booking now for November 2018 completion. Send a photo of your salmon, steelhead or trout for a quote to: email@example.com.
Don’t have a photo of your trophy fish? Luke has a large resource of reference photos to match your trophy fish. Call us anytime to discuss your project (360) 683-0138.
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Blackwater Fish Replicas – Luke Filmer
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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. The 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?”.
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.
Two classic western rainbow trout swimming together as they were…and in all likelihood…still swimming together today.
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.
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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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.
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.
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, and 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. Finally…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:
https://www.atalodge.com/ (Ask for Wayne McGee)
BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA:
http://www.anglersguideservice.com/ (Ask for Bob Kratzer)
Custom saltwater fish replica wall mount display created for Fall City, WA dentist office by Luke Filmer of Blackwater Fish Replicas.
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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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
Luke, your artistic craftsmanship of the 75lb Chinook looks fantastic nine years later. It’s still feeding on the herring you provided.
Thank you for the memories. – Jim Scalf