• Black Marlin Fish Mounts

    Black Marlin Fish Mounts

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  • Black Marlin Overview

    Black Marlin Overview

    Black Marlin are found throughout the deep tropical waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. It is said that Black Marlin are generally larger than their cousin the Blue Marlin, although some dispute this claim. The I.G.F.A. All-Tackle World Record Black Marlin weighed 1,560 pounds and was landed by Alfred Glassel, Jr. in 1953. Black Marlin can be easily identified by it’s rigid pectoral fins, which cannot be folded flat against the body. The body has different shades of blue and the sides are silver. Sometimes there are vertical stripes on it’s side. Tropic Star Lodge in Panama is Home of the Black Marlin.

    Since the pectoral fin points straight out and away from the body, shipping volume for a Black Marlin can be reduced by producing your mount with the fin un-attached. After you unpack your mount, you would simply attach the fin with a single nut and washer (provided). This can reduce the cost of freight.

Custom Fish Mount - FAQ

What is a Release Mount?

A Release Mount is a mount of your trophy fish produced without any of the actual fish parts. Almost all saltwater mounts are Release Mounts, which are constructed of lightweight composite materials and are cast from pre-existing molds. These mold impressions were originally taken from carefully selected fish. Your authentic mount is hand-painted and one-of-a-kind.

How long will my mount take to create?

Normal lead time is 4 to 6 weeks. Expedite Service is available on most mounts as an add-on. 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.

How are mounts attached to the wall?

It hangs like a picture. A sturdy hanger comes balanced and installed in each mount. All that is required is a screw or nail to be inserted into the wall. Our lightweight mounts are produced using hollow-cast fiberglass. For outdoor locations, we offer a 2-piece stainless steel hanging bracket system that is extra strong and burgular-resistant.

Are real fish still being used?

No. The marine taxidermy industry produces 99% of all mounts using composite materials. The change from “Skin” to “Composite Mounts” occurred in the 70’s and 80’s, and has not been well publicized. After measurements and photographs are taken, release your fish alive and order a “Release Mount”!

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