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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-21-2013, 03:33 AM Thread Starter
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Trout mount question

Will a skin mount last as long as a reproduction? If a skin mount is done right how long can I expect it to last? Benefits of getting a reproduction vs. a skin mount?

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Re: Trout mount question

If some properly it will last. The main thing is keeping it clean. Most people do not dust their mounts so it builds up and eventually will dull the mount. I just did a perch skin mount for a guy. It was very dull and did not look good there was about an inch of dust on it. I cleaned it up and sealed it. When the customer picked it up. He asked if I reprinted it becuase he did not want me too. Take a damp rag a couple times a month and just wipe them down.

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Re: Trout mount question

a skin mount should last your lifetime if properly prepared but only if the skilled taxidermist handles it properly. A replica will have none of the worries of shrinkage cracks or having the oils leaking from the skin. Many taxidermists including myself will guarantee their craftsmanship or work regardless of choice. Talk to your taxidermist about the pros and cons of both choices. You could even ask them to mold your actual speciman (if you choose a replica) rather than simply order a blank from a catalog.
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Re: Trout mount question

Thanks for the advice. I have a great taxidermist in mind with a great reputation. I will talk to him about options and repairs in case of shrinkage cracks down the line. I appreciate the help!

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Re: Trout mount question

I have a few trout on the wall that I mounted 25 years ago
and they look as good as the day I finished them.
If they are degreased properly after skinning and fleshing them and the oil gland is cut out of the top of the head you will never have to worry about grease leaching out down the road.

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