Fly Fishing Alligator

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Project by ClaudeF posted 03-10-2016 11:55 PM 1317 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little caricature is a fly fishing alligator. He heard that fly fishing was the easiest way to catch a fish for dinner, so he thought he’d give it a try. He stands 7.5 inches tall, including his “pole”, carved from basswood and painted with acrylics. This is my version of an original design by Gary Batte.



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#1 posted 03-11-2016 12:31 AM

Great little character. Nice work.

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#2 posted 03-11-2016 12:42 AM

Some body we know in Ga. will love this me thinks. lol
Cute little Gator

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#3 posted 03-11-2016 12:45 AM

Whimsical! I like it. You did a fine job on this carving.

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#4 posted 03-11-2016 01:44 AM


These are great! Have you considered marionettes?

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#5 posted 03-11-2016 05:58 AM

That absolutely delightful. Way to go Claude.

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#6 posted 03-11-2016 10:39 AM

I like your style!

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#7 posted 03-11-2016 03:18 PM

Claud, this is really cute and shows some fine carving talent. Congratulations.

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#8 posted 03-11-2016 06:45 PM

You make some realy fine characters. They all have so funny facial expression. The colour is great too.

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#9 posted 03-13-2016 05:10 AM

That thing is freaking awesome, my Dad would have loved it, great job.

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#10 posted 02-09-2018 04:56 AM

I’m sure this one will get lots of fish.
Very creative and cute, made me smile.

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