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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 04-22-2015, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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To Mount or Not to Mount

Ok, so you are on a popular stocked stream, in a surrounded hole fishing with 15 other guys. You latch into the hole "prize", an enormous Golden Trout. Are you mounting it ? Would it be a "meaningful" catch to you ? How about if you are all alone on a beautiful secluded stream fishing over Native Brook and Wild Browns. You battle a 23" Wild Brown into submission, or entice the most beautiful 13" Native Brook to take a Dry Fly. Do you consider mounting either ?

I know myself, I would consider getting a mount or replica of the Trout caught in the wilder setting. I know they are better served being gently handled and dropped back in the water, BUT, if I were looking for a Trout to stir a memory when I look at it adorning a wall on my man cave, I know it would be the variety born in the stream I caught it in.

There's no right or wrong answers. And I know some folks would be in a total twist for someone even thinking about mounting a Wild/Native, and that's ok too. But to me, those would be the memorable catches. Of course, I do not and would not advocate harvesting wild or native fish as table fare, though, I rarely fish over wild/native fish. It's just not a very opportune way of fishing in SW PA.

In thinking further, a well-positioned photo of the fish in the streamside setting, blown up and framed, would work even better for me. Though I completely stink at taking acceptable photos (it takes practice). Would be cheaper too.

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Re: To Mount or Not to Mount

No pellet fed fish on my wall unless its a state record. Next steelhead or brown over 16# may be headed for the wall.

I just think the hatchery fish just look bad mounted. Busted nose, worn fins and tails....
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I would rather have a big brownie or brookie mounted then a big golden. For one of my kids, maybe if it was truly huge, but I would rather have a two foot brownie or a big steelhead on my wall...
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post #4 of 39 (permalink) Old 04-22-2015, 12:30 PM
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Pictures are good enough for any fish for me. I thought about getting the big golden mounted, but am not. You should include into your questions, what if the trout was stocked over a month before season and avoided 50 guys for three days before you caught it? Lol. Another reason for getting a stocky mounted could be the memories made by who was with you and time spent on the stream with them, not just about whether or not it was a stocked or wild fish.

Why would a state record stocky be any different than one under a state record?? Lol. Just curious, as they are both pellet heads.

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I normally shoot them on my phone and use them for lock screen and background pics.

This is my current lock screen.


And this would be my current background.


Both are on the same native stream that normally doesn't have anyone else on it.
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What is a typical cost for trout mounts?
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post #7 of 39 (permalink) Old 04-22-2015, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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My guess is a mount or replica has to be about $150, or pushing $200, depending on various things, size, species ?

The owner of this site I THINK had a replica done of a Brown Trout. It was the most realistic facsimile of a fish I had ever seen. It looked as if it just jumped out of the water.

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10-15 $inch no more paliminos just golden rainbows or as the fish comm. call them trophy trout
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I made myself a promise that the first legal golden I ever catch will get mounted, regardless of size. I do not regret that decision although it was a little more than expected. I don't think I'd do it again though. Maybe a record fish or some other type of fish but not another trout.

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I have a big stockie brook trout mounted that I caught about 10 years ago. But, I honestly have very little desire to ever get another trout mounted at this time. The only circumstance where I would strongly consider it would be if I accidently killed a big bow, brookie, or brown. The goldens are neat and all, but I don't think I would ever get one mounted.

troutbert, I had a walleye mounted a couple years ago and paid about $12 per inch as I recall and I believe the rates for trout were in the same neighborhood.
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