• Tarpon Fish Mounts

    Tarpon Fish Mounts

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  • Tarpon Overview

    Tarpon Overview

    Tarpon occur in the tropical waters of the Western Hemisphere. Aka the Silver King, Tarpon do not reach maturity until they are 6 or 7 years old. The tarpon is a mighty fish that can make even the strongest angler beg for mercy. Weighing up to over 200 pounds, tarpon are traditionally released unharmed. Information provided by The International Game Fish Association.

    The Bonefish and Tarpon Conservation Research Project is a cooperative effort of scientists and top professional guides for the conservation and management of bonefish and tarpon. A unique and exciting aspect of the program is that anyone can participate. By contacting and arranging a charter with any of their top professional guides, you can contribute to the research by catching, tagging, and releasing a tarpon for future study or catching a tarpon that has been already tagged and reporting your catch to the project. Visit the BTT website for more on Tarpon research.

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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