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    Broadbill Swordfish Fish Mounts

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  • Broadbill Swordfish Overview

    Broadbill Swordfish Overview

    Broadbill Swordfish are found worldwide in temperate tropical oceanic and continental shelf waters from the surface to depths of 2,000-feet or more. Swordfish have smooth broad and flattened bills that are significantly longer and wider than the bill of any other billfish. It also has a rigid dorsal and pectoral fins and a very large keel on either side of the body just before the tail. Swordfish often slash their prey using their bill with spring-loaded lightning speed. This pelagic, migratory fish travels alone when mature, but travels in small groups as juveniles.

    The I.G.F.A. World Record Swordfish weighed 1,182-pounds and was landed by Louis Marron in 1953 off Chile while trolling bonito. The restored mount which is on display at the International Game Fish Association Hall of Fame and Museum in Dania Beach, Florida (greater Fort Lauderdale) sports deep scars on the original bill, which was also broken at some point in the fish’s life.

    During the restoration, we had to remove a thick layer of plaster from the fish, which has covered the mount for decades. The bill, which had been broken off near the tip, initially indicated that this particular sword was likely quite aggressive. When the plaster layer was removed from the bill, we noticed a series of deep scars on both sides of the bill, which confirmed how aggressive the fish actually must have been. What was most interesting, though, was the fact that most of the scarring had occurred on the right side of the bill. Did this indicate that it was a right-handed fish? Perhaps so. (more on the IGFA World Record Swordfish)

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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