Franz Dutzler - The Master Trout Sculptor

Brook Trout Sculptures
Hand Carved and Hand Painted Wood Carvings

The Brook Trout can be the most colorful Char when found in shallower water like small rivers, creeks or beaver ponds. In deep water the Brook trout are more silvery gray in color, not readily recognized by most people. As an artist I like to carve and paint the optimum shape and coloration. The Brook Trout is the only Char that has vermiculations (worm like markings) on their backs, dorsal fin and caudal (tail) to blend in with their environment. If you find round spots on their Back and Dorsal Fin, they are crossed with another char. I found some Brook Trout with that kind of marking in a lake near Salmon, Idaho.

To an untrained eye the Brook Trout and Brown Trout look similar. The most important difference is: Brook Trout have light spots over a darker body and the Brown Trout have dark spots over a lighter body. Second, the Brook Trout has a thick white leading edge with a black line behind it on the pectoral, pelvic, anal and caudal fins. The Brown Trout in some cases can have a lesser white line on the leading edge of the pelvic and anal fin only and none on the pectoral fin. Both of them have red to orange spots and light blue to white halos.

History of the Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis)

Brook Trout are a sub species of the Char and a member of the Salvelinus fontinalis family along with the Dolly Varden, Sea Run Char, Arctic Char, Lake Trout and Bull Trout. (More Brook Trout History)

 


UPPER DESCHUTES RIVER BROOK TROUT
BRK_001
$1,200
Size: 12.5" L  x  17" H  x  8.5" D


9" BROOK TROUT
BRK_002
$900
Size: 14.25" L  x  11.1" H  x  7.6" D


8" BROOK TROUT
BRK_003
$800
Size: 8" L  x  8" H  x  8" D


10" BROOK TROUT
BRK_004
$1,000
Size: 10" L  x  10" H  x  10" D




"PURSUIT" BROOK TROUT
BRK_005
$3,300
Size: 26" L  x  21" H  x  12" D


7" BROOK TROUT
BRK_006
$900
Size: 9" L  x  12" H  x  9" D
Available For Purchase!



LAKE TAHOE LAKE TROUT
BRK_007
$2,600
Size: 30" L  x  13" H  x  10" D




Beaver Pond Brookie
BRK_008
$1,700
Size: 19" L  x  12" H  x  8.5" D
Available For Purchase!


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