To Adipose or Not to Adipose?

Submitted by marty on 02/03/2004. ( ) 67.173.51.16

That is the question!

I'm doing a Lake Michigan Laker and apparently they must clip the adipose when stocking. Do you folks normally just go ahead and build one in with epoxy or leave it without one (as caught)?

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Depends on

This response submitted by Mark H on 02/03/2004. ( haskees@access4less.net ) 64.63.205.59

What the customer wants. If they want one you can sculpt one or buy one from one of the many vendors out there. If they don't leave it.


Customer choice

This response submitted by Raven on 02/03/2004. ( ) 24.150.166.254

I'd ask the customer... it's their fish. Unless it's your own mount - in which case - do what you think looks best or tells the story you want.


ADIPOSE FINS

This response submitted by LEAPIN on 02/03/2004. ( ) 68.102.141.186

USE AN ARTIFICAL ADIPOSE FIN. IT TAKES VERY LITTLE TIME TO ADD AND THERE IS NO SKRINKAGE. THEY PAINT EASILY AND REALLY ADD TO THE MOUNT'S ORIGINALITY.


I also say It's up to the customer

This response submitted by Cecil Baird ( ) 63.115.128.181 on 02/03/2004. ( ) 63.115.128.135

But I make my own by inserting a T-pin and building it up with a sculpting compound. Take two applications and some sanding but you can make a good one for commercial work.


I'll contact him...

This response submitted by marty on 02/04/2004. ( ) 67.173.51.16

I can't see BUYING an artificial one, they're so simple to make.

I'm SO far behind on my delivery date with this one I really didn't want to contact him unless it was to say "it was done". But, it looks like I'm going to have to. Thanks for the input folks...


Common

This response submitted by Elmer on 02/07/2004. ( Tops ) 205.188.209.7

Common in Steelhead and lakers Marty . I would not even call if it was caUGHT WITHOUT ONE DO IT THAT WAY.


That's what he said Elmer

This response submitted by marty on 02/07/2004. ( ) 67.173.51.16

I ended up contacting him just to be safe. He wanted it the way it was caught. No problemo!


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