Taxidermy is a popular choice among fisherman as well as hunters and other animal lovers. Fisherman often will have fish, large or small, mounted for a number of reasons. When it comes to fish, much like other species that are made into taxidermy, there are lots of ways of going about having a fish or other water animal mounted. Our experience at Boise Taxidermist with fish is extensive. We are often creating traditional as well as creative and unique mounts for people that are fish that have been caught for sport, as well as reproductions of fish that have been released through the use of measurements and photos. You will be amazed at what our team of taxidermy professionals can do with your catch of the day.
There are methods of taxidermy that do not require that the body of a dead animal be preserved for the purposes of being mounted. In order to create an accurate reproduction of an animal mount without having the body available, pictures and measurements will be used in order to recreate the exact animal that you would like to have mounted. These replicas are usually made from resin or fiberglass and can be displayed just as you would if it were a real animal. When reproductions are made, there is no killing of any animal required. This makes it a very popular option among fisherman who use catch and release practices in their fishing activities.
Catch and Release
Catch and release is a popular practice among fishermen that allows them to continue fishing without affecting the population of fish in a body of water. For this kind of fishing, there is no body for them to bring into a taxidermist in order to be mounted. This is where Boise Taxidermist can help. We create reproductions of animals based on your photos and measurements that you took at the time of the catch. Common fish that we create into reproduction mounts include trout, bass and swordfish.
A lot of times, there are species of fish that are endangered or protected and are therefore not allowed to be caught. In these cases where a person still wants to have a lifelike version of that fish, a reproduction trophy can be created. In order to create a reproduction trophy, no death has to occur. The taxidermist simply needs photos and measurements.
The materials that are used in order to create the mount will depend on many different factors. Typically, a fish mount is made out of fiberglass or resin and is then painted in order to represent the fish of your choice. Choose from many different options on mounts and sizes.