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    Flying Gurnard Fish Mounts

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  • Flying Gurnard Overview

    Flying Gurnard Overview

    The Flying Gurnard, also known as the Helmet Gurnard, is a unique species that can be found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world. These fish have impressive wingspans and are known for their ability to “fly” through the water using their large pectoral fins. Flying Gurnards typically inhabit sandy or muddy bottoms near coral reefs and can be found at depths ranging from 10 to 150 meters. They are often found in small groups or pairs and feed on a variety of small crustaceans, mollusks, and fish. The Flying Gurnard’s life cycle begins with eggs fertilized externally by the male. The eggs then hatch into larvae which spend several months drifting with the currents before settling onto the sea floor. As they grow, they develop distinctive pectoral fins that allow them to “fly” through the water.

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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