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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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.
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.
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.
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 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 in Steelhead and lakers Marty . I would not even call if it was caUGHT WITHOUT ONE DO IT THAT WAY.
I ended up contacting him just to be safe. He wanted it the way it was caught. No problemo!