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Offline The Rusty Crab

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Average cost to mount a fish
« on: Feb 04, 2011, 08:34 AM »
Anyone know the average cost to have a fish mounted?  Do they do it by the inch?  I have heard thats how it works girth x width or something along those lines.  Any help would be great!

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Re: Average cost to mount a fish
« Reply #1 on: Feb 04, 2011, 08:37 AM »
most are like minimum $200 to get started and anywhere from $13-$20 an inch.  They do both fiberglass replicas and actualy skin mounts and prices are different for each.

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Re: Average cost to mount a fish
« Reply #2 on: Feb 04, 2011, 08:38 AM »
Evrywhere I know of is 11-13$ an inch.  It is a different charge for the actual fish or a reproduction though, I can't remember though
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Re: Average cost to mount a fish
« Reply #3 on: Feb 04, 2011, 08:38 AM »
$12-$18 per inch. :tipup:

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Re: Average cost to mount a fish
« Reply #4 on: Feb 04, 2011, 08:39 AM »
$12-$18 per inch. :tipup:


Wow $18. in by taxidermist does mine for $7.00 an inch hope he don't read this post   ;) ;)
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Re: Average cost to mount a fish
« Reply #5 on: Feb 04, 2011, 08:42 AM »

Wow $18. in by taxidermist does mine for $7.00 an inch hope he don't read this post   ;) ;)

Quality cost. ;D  $7 is unheard of nowadays.

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Re: Average cost to mount a fish
« Reply #6 on: Feb 04, 2011, 08:45 AM »
I just paid $14 an inch to send out 2 fish. $400 deposit... Rest will be sent when he ships them.

They all seem to charge about the same, the quality is not and varies a lot. Most mounts I see are poorly done. Very few true artists doing this.. Lots of hacks...

Check this guy out Paul DeAngelo

http://www.deangelofishart.com/

He does all my fish. If you have seen the mounts at the sportmans shows from Hat Trick Charters out of Oswego he did all those mounts as well.

If he is not the best he is right there with the best...

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Re: Average cost to mount a fish
« Reply #7 on: Feb 04, 2011, 09:02 AM »
Quality cost. ;D  $7 is unheard of nowadays.

Award winning taxidermist sounds/looks like quality to me , just saying   ;) ;)
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Re: Average cost to mount a fish
« Reply #8 on: Feb 04, 2011, 09:12 AM »
$12-$18 per inch. :tipup:

Based on what I catch, I wouldn't have a hard time coming up with $54.

I'm just here to read what all the experts have to say.

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Re: Average cost to mount a fish
« Reply #9 on: Feb 04, 2011, 09:13 AM »
lots of guys try to deal shop when having something mounted, if you save $50 but your fish comes out poorly done is it really worth it?  I try to look at some of their work or talk to someone that has used them before to get an idea of the quality to expect.

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Re: Average cost to mount a fish
« Reply #10 on: Feb 04, 2011, 09:23 AM »
Based on what I catch, I wouldn't have a hard time coming up with $54.


Same here. Been out every weekend so far and nothing thats been remotely close to mount-worthy.  True this IS my first season of ice fishing in Southern Maine.

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Re: Average cost to mount a fish
« Reply #11 on: Feb 04, 2011, 09:37 AM »
I just got an estimate on a fiberglass replica of a king salmon and it was about $11/inch.

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Re: Average cost to mount a fish
« Reply #12 on: Feb 04, 2011, 09:39 AM »
 
                   They all seem to charge about the same, the quality is not and varies a lot. Most mounts I see are poorly done. Very few true artists doing this.. Lots of hacks...


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So true. It's all in the paint job. I would recommend to anyone thinking of have a fish mounted to makes sure the real head gets used. So many fish are ruined by a artificial head. Once it's ordered and attached it's a done deal. I have seen mounts with fake heads that I would leave in the guys shop.  @)
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Re: Average cost to mount a fish
« Reply #13 on: Feb 04, 2011, 10:05 AM »
My personal feeling is to not have a replica done, I just don't like the looks of them.

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Re: Average cost to mount a fish
« Reply #14 on: Feb 04, 2011, 10:16 AM »
So true. It's all in the paint job. I would recommend to anyone thinking of have a fish mounted to makes sure the real head gets used. So many fish are ruined by a artificial head. Once it's ordered and attached it's a done deal. I have seen mounts with fake heads that I would leave in the guys shop.  @)

I thought, and may be 100% wrong, that all mounts have fake heads because it is difficult, if not impossible to get the oils out?

I'm just here to read what all the experts have to say.

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Re: Average cost to mount a fish
« Reply #15 on: Feb 04, 2011, 07:12 PM »
I have some mounts with the real head. @)
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Re: Average cost to mount a fish
« Reply #16 on: Feb 15, 2011, 09:10 PM »
I just paid $14 an inch to send out 2 fish. $400 deposit... Rest will be sent when he ships them.

They all seem to charge about the same, the quality is not and varies a lot. Most mounts I see are poorly done. Very few true artists doing this.. Lots of hacks...

Check this guy out Paul DeAngelo

http://www.deangelofishart.com/

He does all my fish. If you have seen the mounts at the sportmans shows from Hat Trick Charters out of Oswego he did all those mounts as well.

If he is not the best he is right there with the best...

***Thank you so much for the compliment !! My name is Paul DeAngelo and we have people ship us frozen fish all the time from the East Coast. Please see the website under "Shipping" for instructions on how to prepare the fish to ship it. We will be in Kodiak, AK from May12 - June then the Kenai for the entire month of July ! We skin fish for many of the lodges there  - all you have to do is call us and we come to where you are ! (Locally of course). My skin mounts come with a Lifetime Guarantee against ageing - check out the website listed above ! Thanks again for the kudos ! Best Regards, Paul DeAngelo

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Re: Average cost to mount a fish
« Reply #17 on: Feb 15, 2011, 09:15 PM »
Hey Paul and welcome to the site.

 



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