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The Week in Fish Pictures~ Year 3# Week# 4

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Rick Krane, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Rick Krane

    Rick Krane Fish Taxidermist/ Judge/ Sculptor/ Instructor

    The Week in Fish Pictures~ Year 3# Week# 4

    A warm and hearty Hello from. Hinsdale New Hampshire! So many tremendous fish this week!
    Jerry your rainbow is spectacular this is a great example of your talent!
    Rich Benedict! Always love to see your work!! You capture the softness of a fish while depicting the essence of your art!
    My great friend Terry Weick! Your gifts are boundless and your ability to see in to the soul of nature is a life’s long work of discipline and commitment to your abilities! Super!
    Tom L I love the detail and tipping work you have done to enhance this fish and the beauty of a Smallmouth!
    My Friend Don Patton! You r work I see keeps improving as your efforts hone your skills! Great work Don!
    Ollie my great friend! I know your home is every bit as inspiring as my here in the mountains of NH. Only such a beautiful place as where you live can add to the fuel that fires your passion to do some of the best Fish I have ever seen! Breathtaking!
    Just Fish! How about just awesome! Great Bass!
    Coon Hunter! So glad you offer a sample of your talent and work this week! You inspire others to do the same Thank you!
    Gary my old student and friend! You have taken all your gifts and put them in Gods hands. Only that driven by a higher inspiration can do so much with few colors and still capture the essence of the beauty we know as a Smallmouth.
    Ron K! A Laker is one of my personal favorites as they are a challenge in many ways! Tank you for sharing such a beautiful Laker you have done!
    Snakewave! I love the art and passion of your fish gifts! Your talent is inspiring!
    Natures Art! Yes! For many years you have been providing such quality! I truly place this Pike among some of the best I have ever seen! Out standing!
    Jemmick! One of my favorite all time fish the Yellow Perch! Your paint work is always soft and so natural looking! Thank you for sharing this wonderful Perch!

    I want to thank all of the great contributors who really show not only great talent and work but rather give such inspiration to all of us!
    A great week Fishheads!!!!!

    From beginner's to the best in the world we all join in every week in a critique free and hassle free string with nothing more then great artist and inspiring fish taxidermist and carves get together to share with one another their praise and inspiration of good will and friendship to one another.

    I thought I would start off this week with a few more pictures of Frank and Mary Kotula’s trip to Anglers Artistry.

    I hope your week is productive and your freezers a bit lighter. Make money this week and be safe and enjoy your life and your gifts!

    So here goes!

    I hope you enjoy the week!
    So with out further ado let's get week #4 under way.

    So here we go and here is to a great week in fish pictures!!!! #4! Enjoy!

    My Best!
    Your Friend
    Rick Krane

    Here is Frank and Mary with the Giant Metal Bear!
    Here is frank trying to make friends with the Giant Metal Bear! LOL! Frank is a good sport and a very funny guy!
    Here is frank showing his rock skipping form!
    Frank Mary and Kathie at the base of the mighty Cog!
    Have to show what a North American Champions work looks like!
    Have a great and safe week!
  2. Chad See

    Chad See Certified "Fish Head"

    Frank!!! That fish still looks as good as the first time I saw it! AWESOME FISH!!!

  3. NOAH@aarrkk

    [email protected] Active Member

    Here's a Bev's Fish Creations brown trout that I recently completed. Have a great week and I look forward to the posts.

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    of New Member

    Hello everybody,
    after 3 weeks of working at my new house and building my new shop I'm finally going back to fishes. So many beautiful pieces the last 3 weeks! So here is my first mount out of the new shop: a little 25" northern pike female that I caught with a 6 class fly rod at the coast of Sweden this spring. It had the most brilliant colors that I have ever seen on a pike. So there is a lot of iridescent scale tipping in this mount. Unfortunately the photo doesn't show a lot of that. Custom carved body, real fins and head.
    Everybody have a good week.

    Greetings from Germany

  5. Hard to follow the first two but here is my first attempt at a brown. A customers skin mount.
    as always a great start to the week and last week fish were fantastic great job everyone. Curtis
  6. Trashfish

    Trashfish It's not easy being me!!

    Friday is one of those days I just love. It's almost the weekend and those new fish pictures are being posted. Last week was a super week full of many talented artist's work. I'm starting to get the Deer in daily so the fish work is put on hold. But, this week I have another Panfish. This Warmouth Bass was a pet of mine for over 2 years, I believe He died of old age. He is 9 1/2" which is big for a Warmouth. I experimented a bit with several different and new ideas. Pressure, Vacuum,Latex,Powders,and Water Colors to name a few. About 15 years ago a great Fish Taxidermist had told me," your will never improve if you don't experiment a few days a month" That great Taxidermist is Randy Desroumea! A few hours away from the everyday grind is refreshing.
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    of New Member

    Trashfish, super cool idea to get this mount aranged. I really like it. It´s more like a little story than a mount. ccook63, my first attempts were not even close to your brown trout. Nice job. What about the lateral line breaking up at the anal fin? I´ve never seen that, interesting.
  8. A- Fish

    A- Fish Stehling's Taxidermy

    Nice looking fish guys. Ccook63- good job on your first brown--looks great.

    NP skin mount

    We are getting back into bird taxidermy---here is a turkey ready to get shipped...not a fish I know but completed by fish taxidermists ---
  9. AnglingArtisan

    AnglingArtisan Well-Known Member

    Thanks to everyone for the positive words from last week:D
    Cool stuff so far this week...
    7lb Smallie
  10. Wow Great fish everyone!!!
    Love the warmouth and the smallie.
    Super cool!
    Last weeks was impressive as well.

    I have been out and down for the count with the flu for going on 5 weeks!!!!
    I dont think I have spent more then 5 days in the studio in that time. Ugh..
    The good news is I am better and back up and working.
    the bad news is I AM WAY behind. lol

    we will see what I can come up with this week, it feels like I am missing a party when I dont post in here.

    Nice work all, and keep them coming!!!!
  11. Chad See

    Chad See Certified "Fish Head"

    Great looking fish so far. LOVE the warmouth!!

    Here is a customer rainbow trout. The stripe on this one was really more of an orange color. *Sigh* I hate using real fins on fish. LOL

  12. Wow really nice work to all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Awesome browns, pike, rainbows and even turkeys. LOL

    Really great week so far.
  13. fishtail

    fishtail New Member

    Very nice Fish everyone!!!

    My custom mold and cast of a 25" Bull Trout in standard version (no scale painting).
  14. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill If my hats missing im fishing

    Female Steelie with a male Brown from a Lake Ontario tributary. The Brown was scared up quite a bit. Nice fish everyone !!

  15. Nice fish Wild Bill I like the base.
  16. mayhem15

    mayhem15 New Member

    Outstanding fish this week!
    Trashfish you nailed that warmouth. Beautiful. I myself have one as a pet in my fish tank and am planning to mold it as soon as it dies ( of natural causes of course).
    For my contribution this week, I was final able to make a male California Sheephead . Ever since I got into fish mounts, this is one of those fish I always wanted to do. I have to thank my friend Jeff Soto for his great reference pictures .

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  17. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    I love THIS forum......

    Here is a reproduction Dolly Varden (Fisherman's Tale-GREAT to do business with). Custom painted based on TWO PICTURES of TWO DIFFERENT Dolly Vardens LOL Gotta please the customer. :)



    The rock isn't finished yet and another coat of gloss will hit the fish tomorrow.

    Also got a repro pink salmon/humpy from Fisherman's Tale....I'll be doing that one after my next fish project (a crappie).


    This is by far the BEST Forum..............I've learned quite a bit from YOU FISH HEADS !

  18. A- Fish

    A- Fish Stehling's Taxidermy

    I love the bull trout fishtail.

    Great looking dolly varden Kerby--I like how you put the orange in the lower third.
  19. Kerby & Mayhem absolutely beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  20. Ihntdeer

    Ihntdeer Member

    This is my first replica walleye