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  1. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    MTA89,

    NICE Black Bass, imo. = CONGRADS.

    Inasmuch as I'm a "catch, measure, tag, photograph & release" shark hunter/conservationist, I can tell you that you are 100% CORRECT.
    (Once completed, you cannot tell that the mounted trophy is a replica, presuming that the taxidermist is gifted as a painter/artist.)

    Fwiw, I have NOT killed any large shark in nearly a half-century (I do take/eat Bonnet-heads, as they are GREAT-TASTING & VERY NUMEROUS.) & have NO shark trophies on the wall BUT I've seriously considered having a mount made of "my" BABY TIGER (66.75" long), that I caught on a saltwater flyrod & with a streamer fly. = Fwiw, that was "one H of a tussle" on a flyrod. Why the baby (female) Tiger hit a fly is more than I can explain.
    (I was fishing for baby tarpon, which are REALLY FUN to play with on a long whippy rod & low-test line.)

    When I was a student in TX Master Naturalist class, I told a Game Warden about catching my "littlest man-eater" & he said, "Did you have her mounted?"
    I told him "NOPE. - We weighed, measured, tagged, took photos & 'wished her well', when we lowered her over the side, to go grow up."

    The GW then said, "If you would like a mount of her, take your photos & measurements to any GOOD taxidermist & wait. - You'll, I believe, get a beautiful trophy for your wall, that you can be proud of."
    He paused & then said, "IF I had been lucky enough to take any Tiger on a flyrod, that's what I would do for sure."
    (Once we build the house at Port A, I'm going to have a replica of her made for the wall of my study.)

    Note: Since 2 of our members asked, YES I kept the big streamer fly that I caught "the littlest man-eater" on. - When I have a replica made, the "well-chewed" streamer fly will be mounted on the plaque with her.

    yours, satx
     


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  2. EZ-E

    EZ-E Freedom vs Tyranny 2020 TGT Supporter

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    If you have the measurements & few pics, especially of certain details a good taxidermist could make a replica.
    I had a 26" multi spot redfish made into a replica. It was the 1st one id had ever caught with more than 6 or 7 spots on one side. Ive seen pics where they look like a leopard.
    Mine had 19 on one side & 18 on the other side.

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    Here is one of those leopard spotted redfish with 670 spots....edit....not my fish
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  3. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    EZ-E,

    VERY NICE Specks.

    yours, satx
     
  4. EZ-E

    EZ-E Freedom vs Tyranny 2020 TGT Supporter

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    Thank you sir, but thems be some REDFISH. :p
     
  5. satx78247

    satx78247 TGT Addict

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    EZ-E,

    BRAIN CRAMP (and/or "Old Timers Disease") strikes again.

    yours, satx
     
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  6. MTA89

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    Those are beauts!
     
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  7. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

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    Where is your damn mullet!?
     
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  8. Eliteimpulse31

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    Lol


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  9. MTA89

    MTA89 The Mulleteer TGT Supporter

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    Havent had one since I was a kid. No way id have my wife if I was rocking a kentucky waterfall lol
     
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    Nice kitty!
     


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