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    Default Halibut tail mount??

    Anyone know of a place to get two halibut tails mounted in less than a year? I would prefer someone who is very good at it. Any advice would be welcome..

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    Sorry Capt. I don't.......mainly just bumping it.

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    saltwater fish are a different creature, doing a "skin" mount on saltwater fish, even if its just the tail will usually be met with poor results. The tissue shrinks really bad and contains a lot of oil that will eventually leach out down the road. Not sure you would have a good end result that would last a long time. That being said I'm sure there are plenty of people that would take your money and tell you it can be done just fine.

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    I think Knight's Taxidermy is going to help me out with these two tails.

    Thanks for the information

    AK Browns, I saw you juvi. Black cod today in the deep freeze. I will get them up your way one of these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKCAPT View Post
    Anyone know of a place to get two halibut tails mounted in less than a year? I would prefer someone who is very good at it. Any advice would be welcome..
    Hunter Fisher Taxidermy if he is still around. He did mine in about 3 months.

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    Capt.why not just get a reproduction done ? Measurments of the tail should get er done

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    Hunter Fisher has a new owner. I've had two rockfish in there for three years and just recently found out that they changed hands a while ago. The new guy sounds ambitious though. I'm looking for a good reproduction salmon shark jaw. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinW View Post
    saltwater fish are a different creature, doing a "skin" mount on saltwater fish, even if its just the tail will usually be met with poor results. The tissue shrinks really bad and contains a lot of oil that will eventually leach out down the road. Not sure you would have a good end result that would last a long time. That being said I'm sure there are plenty of people that would take your money and tell you it can be done just fine.
    Not quite true. I know a taxidermist in Ancorage that is doing halibut tail skin mounts in a totally different way and I am not at liberty to discuss it here. Let's just say he was doing some tails for a taxidermist that became ill and the ill taxidermists methods did allow for oil leakage (totally unacceptable) and this National Champion taxidermist developed a technique to do skin mount tails. 100% no oil or leakage, or shrinkage.

    All this guy does is fish, and it does take more than a year to get something back, but it is more than worth it.

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    Default Arctic Fox

    I had a nice size tail at Arctic Fox in Wasilla about 2 years ago and they did it in about 4-5 months. It came out very nice, one of the best I have seen IMHO. Price was good too. I think it started at $170. and the I wanted it a taller mount with part of the fins on it and it ended up I think $230-240. 376-4776.

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