Mr. Pike Northern Pike Fish Sculpture
Mr. Pike Northern Pike Fish Sculpture. This long slender fish is well known for its size and willingness to strike any bait or lure. We have captured the illusive Northern Pike's large lower jaw, and beautiful orange fins in “Mr. Pike” as a part of the Grand Daddy Bait series. This wonderful, hand-crafted sculpture is sure to please any art and outdoor enthusiast.
Inspired by his love for art and old spearing decoys from the 1930’s Jerry Eppel has created a lasting tradition with his remarkable Grand Daddy Folk Art series, which make for great additions to any decorative situation. Bring a touch of the outdoors into your home, Lake Cabin, or office with one of many hand-crafted sculptures from the Grand Daddy Bait collection.
Size: 8" Long
Wood Sculpture Craftsmanship:
The following is the process on how the original wildlife decoys were made in which this sculpture was modeled after.
The process of creating a decoy begins with a block of tupelo wood, which is harvested from a swamp tree in Louisiana. Patterns are then drawn from real wildlife. The shaping process is completed with a carbide grinder beginning with a coarse grinder and eventually a finer tool. The wood shaping process itself takes over 100 hours per bird and the larger birds such as geese may take up to 400 hours. The detailed feather patterns are accomplished by the use of a burning pen and take up to three to four weeks per bird. The finishing colors and the detailed paint patterns are then started. Acrylic paints and brushes of all kinds ranging from a 1 inch to a 1/6 inch brush are used. An air brush is also used to blend the multiple colors to give the final product a more realistic and life-like feel. The final creation is a bird that represents the life-like qualities and characteristics of the natural bird. All sculptures are carefully carved and painted by hand, and that is why the detail is so life like.
How much is shipping?
Shipping is a flat rate of $8.95 no matter how big or small your order is.
What shipping methods do you use?
Standard Ground: The shipping price quoted is for standard ground shipping via Fedex, UPS, USPS, or L.T.L. carrier to the continental United States and the District of Columbia.
Express Shipping: No express shipping options are available at this time.
Do you ship to Alaska and Hawaii?
No. Sorry, we do not ship to Alaska and Hawaii.
Do you ship to P.O. Boxes?
Generally not. Most of our products cannot ship to a P.O.
Box. Some smaller items that we ship by the Post Office can be delivered to a
P.O. Box. Please inquire before ordering if you require a P.O. Box delivery.