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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
QUESTION: Do taxidermists mount the real fish?
ANSWER: Taxidermists occasionally mount smaller freshwater species using the real fish. Larger freshwater and most saltwater fish mounts are usually replicas made of fiberglass. One big reason is the popularity of catch and release. Also, real fish taxidermy tends to deteriorate, reducing the life of the fish mount.
QUESTION: Can you mount a fish from a picture?
ANSWER: Pictures help determine the size and coloration of your fish mount. Photographs are used to "Authenticate" the mount - that is, to make it look exactly like the fish you caught. This is what makes it "Your Fish".
QUESTION: Can you get a fish mounted without a picture?
ANSWER: Fish can be mounted without a picture. Pictures are used by taxidermists mostly to help paint the mount accurately. All that is required for a fish replica is the species and size in order for a fish mount to be created.
QUESTION: How are trophy fish mounted?
ANSWER: Trophy fish are mounted using lightweight composite materials which are cast from pre-existing molds. These mold impressions were originally taken from carefully selected trophy fish specimens -- to ensure visual and anatomical perfection. The trophy mount is then hand-painted. This is where the fish replica becomes authentic, unique, and unlike any other.
QUESTION: How long does it take to mount a fish?
ANSWER: Normal LEAD TIME is 3 to 4 WEEKS. EXPEDITE SERVICE is available on most mounts. Each task requires precision workmanship and must pass final inspection before moving on to the next process. You can rest assured that no compromises are ever taken in the production of your custom mount.
QUESTION: How do I order a mount of my trophy fish?
ANSWER: Determine the size and species of your fish. Measure the overall
length from tip to tip. Then.....
1. ORDER ONLINE! Go to either "Saltwater or Freshwater Fish Mounts". Scroll Down to the thumbnail images below. Select the species first, and then the size by clicking on any one of the thumbnail images. Select any "Options" that you may choose from the Options Menu, which can be found in the upper right corner of each individual fish mount page. Click on the red "Add to Cart" button and follow the prompts. Images of your actual fish can be sent to us by email, at your convenience.
Saltwater Fish Mounts
Freshwater Fish Mounts
2. ORDER BY PHONE! Call our Sales Desk and give us the details of your catch during standard business hours. You can send your images to us by email, at your convenience.
Toll Free: 1-800/809-0009
QUESTION: How are mounts attached to the wall?
ANSWER: A sturdy hanger comes balanced and installed each mount. All that is required is a screw or nail to be inserted into the wall. You just hang it like a picture! Our mounts are produced using hollow-cast fiberglass and are surprisingly lightweight. For outdoor locations or where wind or theft may be a concern, we offer an optional 2-piece stainless steel hanging bracket system that is extra strong and burgular-resistant.
QUESTION: Can my mount go outdoors?
ANSWER: YES! Your mount will be crafted using materials that are suitable for outdoor exposure including sun, rain, snow, etc. For mounts that will be exposed to long periods of direct sunlight, we recommend an optional coating for additional UV protection.
QUESTION: Can my mount be shipped?
ANSWER: YES! Your mount can be packed and shipped to you anywhere, worldwide.
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