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Submitted by jerry on 12/30/05 at 12:44 PM. ( ) 69.162.5.52

I am getting ready to mount my first fish. A 19" palamino trout. After skinning do I let it dry for a couple of days and then put the fungicidal sealer on or apply the sealer and then let it dry?

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HUH?

This response submitted by joe on 12/30/05 at 1:01 PM. ( mt_fuji@hotmail.com ) 69.171.246.15

I am kind of confused on what you are asking. Why would you let the skin dry before it is mounted? I have never used a fungicical sealer I have just tanned it then applied the skin to the form. You let the skin dry when it is on the form not before.
Joe


Boy, you didn't pick the...

This response submitted by marty on 12/30/05 at 1:38 PM. ( ) 24.15.107.136

...easiest fish for a first fish.

Tracing, skin out, degrease, tan, mount, dry, epoxy work, seal, paint, gloss.

And I would recommend an artificial head. BUT, you could probably get by with the real head on a trout that small. BUT, you will have a ton of shrinkage and rebuilding to do. My advice to you would be to freeze this fish and start a Yellow Perch or Smallie for your first fish. (And do the trout at a later date). These are the two most forgiving species imho...


Throw it away

This response submitted by Paul P on 12/30/05 at 5:07 PM. ( info@fintastic.com ) 199.243.54.165

Buy a ready to paint repro and you will be way ahead!


Jerry

This response submitted by DaveT on 12/30/05 at 7:07 PM. ( ) 24.32.86.13

I agree wiht Marty try smething alittle easier and with a commercial form the first time. As you progress you can get into carving and such. I would add a nice walleye to Marty's list as a good beginner fish.

DaveT


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