Got her back

Discussion in 'Saginaw Bay and its Tributaries' started by Gone_Hunting, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. Gone_Hunting

    Gone_Hunting

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    Finally got my fish back from March in the river. First fish I've gotten mounted. 9
    12lbs 30". Pictures dont do this fish justice, this turned out way better than I imagined. The fin is how I caught her.
    Very impressed with the colors/paint and detail of it.
     

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  2. Smallie12

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    Looks great, way better than most replicas!
     
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  4. Walley Gordo

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    Beautiful mount who did it?
     
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  5. jimmy g

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    nice mount
     
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  6. retired dundo

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    That’s a great mount
     
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  7. Gone_Hunting

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    Thanks guys! A guy out of flushing did it. Not sure I want to mention a name since hes backed up with fish and isnt taking fish for a few weeks due to surgery
     
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  9. Stubee

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    Great walleye and mount!
     
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  10. Go Lions!!!!

    Go Lions!!!!

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    Beauty!!! That's sweet! Great fish!
     
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  11. eyepod

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    Very nice!. :fish:
     
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  12. Smallie12

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    Future business though. I used to live in and around GR while going to college, got a contact of a taxidermist during a conversation with another fisherman and got to see some of his work. Gave him a visit at the time as he was willing to show off his work for prospective clients. Years later when I got a fish I wanted mounted gave him a call and drove 100 miles to drop it off and back 100 miles to pick it up a year later. Can't beat great taxidermy work imo. Just saying. The only thing I care about in a fish mount is end product. Don't care how long a guy takes. Beyond worth it imo to know what I was going to get in the end. Too many real mounts that turn out to look like replicas if you ask me and there is no comparison imo to real done by a great taxi vs repop done by any taxi. And this guy was a home run hitter with all species of fish from trout and salmon, to pike, muskie, walleyes, bass, panfish and even had a couple salt water specimens hanging in his basement studio. I would have been happy to have had any of them be mine.
     
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  13. Gone_Hunting

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    I definitely hear ya there. Just after talking to the guy he gave off the feeling of being jam packed even talking about turning people down. He was also talking about people who were driving hours away just to get his work. I would hate to advertise for him without his permission since he does the work out of his shed and can only fit so many fish in his freezer at a time. I'm sure with a little search one could figure out who he is from the location I provided.
     
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