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Looking to get a Bull Redfish mounted. Any of yall have any recommendations about a taxidermist with in a few hours of Lafayette. Thanks in advance.

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They don't mount fish anymore that I know of....they are all fiberglass replicas airbrushed...

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My dad had one mounted a few years back and it wasn't a replica.

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eljefe wrote:
They don't mount fish anymore that I know of....they are all fiberglass replicas airbrushed...


That is most definitely not true. :lol: Your taxidermist may do it that way, but I assure you there are still taxi's out there that do real mounts.


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I know a guy in Eunice that has a taxi shop and does really good lookin fish mounts. I'll try to get a phone number or some sort of contact info

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I'd rather the actual fish instead of the replica. Yea if u get his info shoot me a Pm if u don't mind.

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I'd rather the actual fish instead of the replica. Yea if u get his info shoot me a Pm if u don't mind.
i just sent him an email when I hear back ill pm u

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Thanks man

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Blomquist Taxidermy Studio (985) 345-3738 Billie Ollie is one of the best!

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For Redfish you can't beat Joe's Taxidermy in Houma, 985-209-7338 , he also does a heck of a job on speckled trout, no doubt Billy Ollie is damn good, but he is better at waterfowl. Hope this helps

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The quality of replica's these days are truly amazing. I know and understand the feeling of having your fish but...... the molded in gills, flexible transparent fins and knowing you will NEVER have oily bleed-through makes them a great option. Lighter weight

It cost a taxidermist way more to do a replica but the speed of getting mount done and out makes up for the loss.

I have done many of both (skin/replica) mounts and saltwater fish in particular have better quality/longevity as a replica. If a replica I use should take a tumble, the repairs are minimal and easy.

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I'm am worried about getting all the distinctive markings this Redfish has he has lots of very unique spots as well as being a nice bull. That I my biggest issue about doing a replica. Idk if I'm worried about nothing.

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Prolly worrying over nothing. A good taxi should be able to make a replica look just like the fist you pulled out of the water. Also a replica looks good forever. A skin mount will eventually start to deteriorate.

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Post Re: Taxidermist to mount fish?
Figured I’d resurrect this old thread instead of starting a new one. I’m looking to have a redfish mounted. Anyone know of someone around the Houma area that does excellent work? I’m Willing to travel a little for someone good. Last guy I used in Houma made my sons squirrel look like a rat on crack..


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Ronnie Arcement does some of the best fish mounts I've seen.

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Post Re: Taxidermist to mount fish?
fishaholic82 wrote:
Ronnie Arcement does some of the best fish mounts I've seen.

Second This, Two time State Champ as well.- Ronnie Arcement- 504-512-202six.

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Thank y’all. I’ll give him a call.


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Quackhead62 wrote:
Looking to get a Bull Redfish mounted. Any of yall have any recommendations about a taxidermist with in a few hours of Lafayette. Thanks in advance.


Eddie Luft taxidermy. 985-537- 4143. He does amazing work on fish

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