Prepping Fish Taxidermy Mounts
Once you caught the fish you want to mount, it’s important to act fast in order to ensure that it is in the best condition. Following the steps below will provide the best results.
- The first step is to take a photograph of your fish, this is because fish begin to lose their original color in just 90 seconds after taken out of the water. With the photo, out taxidermists will be able to recreate the color of your fish more accurately.
- The next step is to decide on the side of the fish you show. After choosing it is important to keep the show side facing up to avoid loosing a scale or deforming it.
- When it comes to storing the fish, the best option is to freeze the trophy in it’s own cooler for a minimum of two days. If you do freeze it always make sure the fish is on a flat surface and the show side is facing up. If that is not possible the next best option is to wrap the fish in a wet towel.
- Once the fish is ready for transport to our taxidermists, simply put it in a plastic bag either completely frozen or still wrapped in the wet towel.
Caring for Fish Taxidermy Mounts
As expected, as time goes on, dust and the environment the fish taxidermy can impact the look. When it comes to the different types of fish mounts, the replica mounts typically last longer than the fish mounts. It’s important to take care of the fish mounts to ensure the longest life possible.
The first step in taking care of your fish taxidermy is to dust regularly, this can be done with a damp cloth or with a compressed air device. When dusting its important to be extra careful around the fins as they are very delicate and can break easily.
Avoid putting your fish mount in direct sunlight has this will fade the color and skin overtime. Other places to avoid is places of high heat and smoke, both will result in discoloration.
All-Taxidermy is a small, family-owned company that has been providing superior service for the past five years. Whether we’re treating a fish or a majestic wild Bobcat, we infuse the same level of pride and care into doing the job right. We try hard to make our services available to everyone, and we strive to complete every job in the shortest time frame possible, without compromising aesthetic requirements. That means you can expect your product to be shipped at the soonest date possible, and to arrive with the most professionally-done look.