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Taxidermy

Discussion in 'General Sportfish Discussion' started by Teddy1, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. Teddy1

    Teddy1 New Member

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    Does anyone know of a taxidermist in the new york/new jersey area that will mount fish using the real skin. There probably are some out there, but would imagine it would cost a fortune. All my mounts are fiberglass, except for 1 mahi mahi, that I caught some 35 years ago?
  2. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    All of the Taxidermists here got away from using the real fish or fish' skin at least ten years ago. Supposedly a fiberglass mount is more durable and lasting in different environments. I think it may be hard to find any Taxidermist that will still do a skin mount.
  3. Jimeril

    Jimeril New Member

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    I fear taxidermy is a lost art with the advent of fiberglass mounts which pretty much last forever.
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    jbk4001 New Member

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    You can contact Chuck at The Real Seat 732-223-5353. He is the best around!