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I recently caught a bass 22" long and weighed about 5 lbs. I would like to get it mounted and I went to our local taxidermy and

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  • I recently caught a bass 22" long and weighed about 5 lbs. I would like to get it mounted and I went to our local taxidermy and

    I recently caught a bass 22" long and weighed about 5 lbs. I would like to get it mounted and I went to our local taxidermy and it cost about 9$ an inch! Does anyone know of any cheaper?

  • #2
    You typically get what you pay for. $9 an inch is probably average now days. My taxidermist gets $12-15 depending on the fish and he is darn well worth it!

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    • #3
      There was an article in one of last years Field & Streams that showed how to taxidermy your own fish, you can probably find it on the fishing section of this website.

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      • #4
        I also saw something, sorry, can't remember where, about taking pictures and measurements and having a model made and releasing the fish back into the water. If I ever get anything wall worthy that's what I'll probably do. Congrats on a nice fish, by the way.

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        • #5
          here its $10 and i think somwhere it was $6 a inch but i cant remember

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          • #6
            That is a reasonable price.

            007 Cabelas offers that.

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            • #7
              $9 an inch is a decent price and they charged us 11 to 16 dollars an inch on my taxidermy...

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              • #8
                I cant honestly say what the going rate is on fish but ive looked around for deer heads and im just going to say as these guys said you get what you pay for. mine cost $500 (deer) to get done, I could have found a guy to do it for 350 or maybe 400 but the quality of work for something that will be on my wall for many many years to come its worth the extra money.

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                • #9
                  I would spend a little extra for good work. It's worth it in the long run.

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                  • #10
                    here its only 5$ an inch

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                    • #11
                      22 inches and 5lbs? wow that's a fat fish! good catch.

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                      • #12
                        007 is right on track! It's the latest and best way to "capture" that sizeable fish for your viewing pleasure. Be ready with:
                        *camera ready to take a photo, in color
                        *tape measure to document the length and girth
                        *date of the catch AND the release.
                        Catch & Realease Taxidermy is here now, and it's about time. Models are already in the taxidermist's shop, molded of resins and looking alive in a fighting pose, mouth open! The cost is roughly one-half of the "old school" process, and process it is! Hence, the cost. Any fish, from a 5lb, 22" LMB to a full size bill fish can be had for half the price. Ever been to a Cabela's? That's precisely what they have hanging on the wall and your bass can be made immortal!

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                        • #13
                          Wow I must be missing out,here its 20$ an inch!

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                            Wow I must be missing out,here its 20$ an inch!

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