I want to share an Anglers Artistry student Photo essay on Mr. Travis Peterson of Ketchikan Alaska. Travis spent 10 day learning for the first time how to mount conventional skin fish for taxidermy. Travis during his 10 days learned how to skin, carve a body from foam hand paint eyes, learned to rebuild and last paint a mounted a fish to completion. Travis also painted a Reproduction Steelhead which was provided by Dave Campbell of Tacoma WA which was shown early on the forum... This months Essay is on fishing and painting a Later Winter Alaskan Steelhead. First Travis purchased a great Steelhead reproduction from Dave Campbell of Tacoma WA, known for his great taxidermy and some truly exceptional reproduction fish. Here is a glance in to Travis time learning how to do fish incorporating the different phases of fish taxidermy and reproduction work. At the end I will give the paint schedule of the Steelhead we used to achieve Travis Great fish. It all begins with a good Reproduction fish. We covered the identification of anatomy and body shape. Travis learned that not all reproductions are created equal. A good fish starts with accurate interpretations both anatomically in relation to color depictions for the species for the time of the year being study as reference.