I am new to fish mounting, had a guy approch me about a ling recently. Head only. How to I get started with this? I know there are the bones and degreaser to deal with. What else? Thank youl
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But I think you're peeing into the wind. Ling cod are especially oily and I'm sure cobia are too. I wouldn't touch a saltwater skin mount on any species other than a few SMALL drum, sheephead,and stripers for any amount of money. Reproductions on saltwater fish is the one and ONLY truly safe method of mounting.
RK---I have done a couple ling cod heads. Both were reproductions. I made my own by using a 2-piece plaster mold and individual bondo molds of the fins. I would not even consider a skin mount on these heads. Plaster molds worked fine as opposed to cost for alginate or other methods. Both mounts were for a fellow taxidermist who was very pleased.