i mounted my first crappie on thursday and carded the fins, how long do i leave them carded befor putting fin backing creame on? also, i didnt loose scales at all but i might have to apoxie some areas, how would i make those big crappue scales
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About a week. Use apoxie sculpt roll a piece about the size of a bb, place on the fish and work it with a moist finger.
mention whether this was a pedestal or not. IF it's not you can also take scales from the oppisite side and transplant them to the other side with a carefull eye and a little super glue. Make sure you use an accurate size match up though. Peace- Jeff F.
I've never thought of swapping the backside scales. I would think that matching the size might be a bit difficult. Plus aren't you getting the mirrored/inverted version of the scale?
or how would you create the scales out of apoxie, it is not a pedistal mount so i may just try to use the scales from the back