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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-15-2012, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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Wild tiger trout repo?

I just caught a 7" wild tiger trout. After seeing how rare of a fish it actually is, I was thinking about getting a repo of it. Anyone have any recommendations or photos or repo trout they've had done? Thanks!
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Re: Wild tiger trout repo?

Finding a 7" trout replica may be difficult. The selection for replicas of small fish isn't good. The smallest one I found was a 10" brown.
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Eh, zkoutdoors... you're a fisherman.. that tiger was at least 10"... LOL

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one will most likely need to acquire a fish from the hatchery and than custom mold the fish. Kenny at Great Cove will do a good job for you.
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Re: Wild tiger trout repo?

I've been told I could get small native brook trout molds. However, the prices I got were more than I paid for my last 20" fish. I've caught hundreds of wild brookies. This fish's body looked just like them. It just had the unique tiger trout markings. If it were stocked, it wouldn't be a big deal. But catching a wild tiger trout is pretty unique from what I've read and gotten from the response on the trout/salmon forum here.
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The smallest mold I have found is a 9" brown. I think Garbru is right on when he stated that a hatchery fish can be bought and molded. The problem there is who wants to mold an 8 fish and may not sell another blank from that mold. That's one of the reasons you are getting high quotes. There is no money to make on small fish. Most taxidermist do have a minimum. My minimum is the same for any fish up to 15 inches.

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The labor to do a 7 inch fish is very nearly the same as a 20" fish and therefore a frugal taxidermist would charge a minimum fee which sometimes makes those smaller fish a bit more pricey.
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