Beautiful carving. Paula and I have one too. I met Jim 20 years ago. At that time he and his wife sold antique tackle at shows. I bought a vom Hofe reel from him at that time. At some point, he decided to become a carver. His work is magnificent. He always donated a carving to Troutfest for the auction. What a great guy. You are a lucky person to have one of his carvings. Ours has two brook trout on a piece of driftwood. I look at it every day several times going in and coming out of the man cave.