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What is the difference between a Largemouth Bass Replica and a Skin Mount?

Posted on March 21, 2015 at 10:55 AM

So what are the differences between a Largemouth Bass Replica and a Skin Mount?

There are two types of taxidermy mounts for a Largemouth Bass. A replica or a skin mount. As the description implies, a replica is a replication of the original fish. The skin mount literally uses the skin of the fish to create the finished mount.

There are pros and cons to each trophy creation. First, let us share a few pointers about the replica process. A replica costs more to create than a skin mount because of the materials involved. An actual prefabricated form is used in the process and will match the size of your fish.

Catch and release fans typically opt for a replica of the original fish.If you prefer this method, here is what you need to do.

• Catch a big fish.

• Take several photographs of your fish.

• Measure the length, and girth of the fish.

• If possible, weigh it.

• Release the fish.

This information is very important to provide to your taxidermist.

For the skin mount, keep your fish on ice and get to your taxidermist immediately. If you are not able to do that, you will need to wrap your fish in a plastic bag or wet towel and freeze. See our other blog on preparing your fish for the taxidermist.

Both methods create a beautiful piece of art, provide a lasting memory of the moment, and are always a wonderful conversation piece for the office or home. Happy fishing!


Categories: Taxidermy Tips - Fish

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Good info... and I will remember it when I catch something bigger than 2#. ;-)
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