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Project by skips posted 01-18-2013 11:21 AM 3954 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We used to catch them by the hundreds in and Sebasticook River in Maine.

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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#1 posted 01-18-2013 01:37 PM

WOW! Amazing. The finish is superbly realistic.

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#2 posted 01-18-2013 03:01 PM

Super! Great artist you are

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#3 posted 01-18-2013 03:05 PM

Good to see you “fishin” again ! superb representation ! Great effort ! Thanks for the post !

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#4 posted 01-18-2013 04:50 PM

very well done … super posting

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#5 posted 01-18-2013 05:49 PM

There’s a wooden model of the ancient coelacanth at the zoo in Toronto and it’s amazing how similar these two fish are. Love your carvings.

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#6 posted 01-18-2013 05:57 PM

Really love your work, amazingly realistic art pieces. Can’t wait to go fishing.


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#7 posted 01-19-2013 12:32 AM

I live two miles from the Sebasticook and fish there when ever I can. Not as many fish there now since they removed the Winslow dam. Still good fishing above the Benton dam though. Great carving! Looks good enough to eat. Thanks for posting.

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#8 posted 01-19-2013 01:00 AM

Unquestionably beautiful work, but I got to admit I’m partial to your brown trout.

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#9 posted 01-19-2013 02:29 AM

This one is just a life-like as the brown trout. You are a gifted artisan!

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#10 posted 01-19-2013 11:16 AM

Thanks for the great comments, I did not know they removed the Winslow dam, I have not fished it in many years, i used to fish Waverly Avenue in Pittsfield above the dam of course this was in the early 60s, the river was pre-well polluted in those days.

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#11 posted 01-19-2013 05:58 PM

Hiya skip, glad to find you in LJ too. Another place I can keep an eye on ur carvings. ;)

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