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The Week in Fish Pictures" ~Year 4~ Week # 19-20 !!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Rick Krane, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Rick Krane

    Rick Krane Fish Taxidermist/ Judge/ Sculptor/ Instructor

    The Week in Fish Pictures" ~Year 4~ Week # 19-20 !!!!!!!!

    A very warm hello from Hinsdale New Hampshire!! On the road to the Annual Michigan Taxidermist association convention and competition!!1 This year will be my 4th in a row as a member and as a presenter. I will be doing a All day seminar on mounting fish carving custom bodies and touch on lots of other cool thing related to this all day seminar! I hope to see you there!

    I do hope you have the opportunity to be thankful for your gifts of great passion and talent as an artist! It is a blessing to me for our lives to be joined from time to time to share and learn from one another so thank you for your great taxidermy work!!!!

    I want to personally say thank you for letting me join you every week in your successes and accomplishments! I have seen first hand the great strides so many have made with beautiful fish work! Good for you and congratulations on your hard work!!!!

    Let's start of the week recognizing those who shared their wonderful work with all of us! Thanks for all the beautiful fish work in this past weeks this week in fish pictures!

    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.

    This week I want to share a most gifted gentleman who I had the pleasure of spending 10 days with here at the school in New Hampshire. Mr. Craig Stolle of Campbell River, British Columbia Canada s an accomplished mammal taxidermist as well as a incredible bird taxidermist as well. Craig came out to see us here to work on his goals of raising the bar of his fish work. I think you will see the discipline in his efforts! ! I hope you enjoy the work of Mr. Craig Stolle!

    So here goes!

    I hope you enjoy the week!

    So with out further ado let's get week # 19-20 under way.

    So here we go and here is to a great week in fish pictures!!!! # 19 -20 Enjoy!

    My Best!

    You're Friend
    Rick Krane

    Here are 3 very cool fish from the coasts of BC!

    Work from on of Craig’s reference photos he brought with him.


    I really enjoy the beauty of this Hen Steelie! Wonderful!


    Here is Craig holding his Hen in natural sunlight in a field at the house Note the soft glow of a Silver fish very soft!


    Here is a Winter Pacific Steelhead of the BC area!


    A closer head shot!


    The wonderful reference of this silver Sea run Dolly


    A cool and extraordinary fish an ocean run Dolly Varden Soft yet detailed!


    Rick Krane
    Anglers Artistry
    312 Chesterfield Road
    Hinsdale New Hampshire 03451
    [email protected]
  2. Beautiful work.

  3. Outstanding! Those look great.
  4. Kevin Halle

    Kevin Halle Well-Known Member

    Excellent fish Rick & Craig!

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  5. Beautiful work! That hen steelie is just WICKED!!
  6. AnglingArtisan

    AnglingArtisan Well-Known Member


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  7. jemmick

    jemmick Active Member

    Those steelies are the bomb!!! Rich, thanks for your comment on the smallie and that cut is, of course,another of your masterpieces. Grrrrrrrrrreat 8)
  8. AFWS

    AFWS The lost Robertson

  9. dougp

    dougp Active Member

    Great work Craig.......luv it! I'm sure you enjoyed your visit with Rick, a real gentleman and great teacher.

    Here's annuder bigmouth from me......!

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  10. Randy Miller

    Randy Miller Active Member

    Angling Artisn, that cutthroat is SWWEEEEET!

  11. Sikk

    Sikk Member

    Here is a fall run Upper Mississippi River walleye, around 9#. as always ,you guys never stop impressing me , great work everyone. paul

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  12. Sikk

    Sikk Member

    And here is a close up of the Tim Wynia eye, lightly shaded dark in the pupil, but a mirror in back gives out standing depth , love these eyes. A nice natural glow-reflection when hit with a light. paul

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  13. 7-Point

    7-Point Active Member

    beautiful walleye Randy. i want to catch one of them so bad.
  14. naturalcreati40

    naturalcreati40 Active Member


    heres a Striper
  15. naturalcreati40

    naturalcreati40 Active Member

    Here's an upclose shot of my scale detail.
  17. dougp

    dougp Active Member

    Here's a skin mount northern pike.............luv these fish, I just don't get many anymore :-[

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  18. Amazing fish guys. This week I made another fun Step-by Step Tarpon picture , I made for a customer a few weeks ago.
    Blank is from Archie Phillips.

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    <img src=http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff68/mikevicious78/tarpon-taxidermy.gif>
  19. dougp

    dougp Active Member

    Beautiful Mike!!
  20. thanks man, the step-by-step was a little rocky in certain parts. But you learn to paint as you go.