Gills Fish
845 South Roberta Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
Phone: (801) 599-9101
Email: info@gillsfish.com



Dr. Gill Sanders has a passion for fly fishing. He recreates the trout fish by hand carving wood to resemble the trout. After years as a pediatrician in Salt Lake City, Gill began hand carving trout from aspen logs. Carving trout was a way to combine his love of fly fishing with his need to create.

The hand carved trout furnishings you'll find are unique. The custom trout furnishings you'll find here at Gill's Fish are perfect for the home or office. They look and feel just like the real fish and will be admired by many. Each trout furnishing is custom made by hand with attention on the intricate details of the trout fish.

No matter what your purpose for choosing a custom made trout furnishing from Gill's Fish, you won't be disappointed. These are one of a kind pieces to be enjoyed for many years to come. What started out as a passionate hobby has turned into a successful family business. Take a look at the selection of custom office or home trout furnishings available on the website.

Dr. Gill Sanders can do amazing things with his hands. After years as a pediatrician in Salt Lake City, Gill began hand carving trout from aspen logs. Carving trout was a way to combine his love of fly fishing with his need to create.

Since the day in 1987 when Gill and his family walked into Bud Lilly's Trout Shop in West Yellowstone and asked if they were interested in selling his fish, Gill has fashioned almost 2,000 trout. Carving as many as 200 trout a year, Gill's has become a thriving enterprise. His fish are displayed in trout shops and galleries from New York to Los Angeles.

Gills' interest in medicine spurred his study of fish anatomy, which helps him carve trout. In Wildlife Art News, Al Agnew wrote, "The wood carvings of artists such as Gill Sanders do not rely upon colors and scale patterns to make the finny creatures look alive; that flowing efficient body form is an artistic statement in itself."

As others recognized the beauty of Gill's work, what had begun as a recreational activity soon blossomed into a successful family enterprise. His wife, Ginny, handles design and marketing. Each of their six children has been drawn into an active role in Gill's business. The care these hands bring to their work is apparent in the elegant pieces you'll see here.