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Mount fish to antler

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by oagie, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. Anyone ever mount a fish to an antler. I am working on a base with a Moose antler and wonder the best way to attach the replica.

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  2. Never mounted a fish to an antler but I would think you could just drill a hole in antler and countersink a screw into antler then into the fish and use some all game, or whatever apoxy clay you prefer to cover screwhead, then blend the color in with a small amount of paint.
     

  3. KAMoHunter

    KAMoHunter Proud member of the WVTA

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    i did. i anchored a wire through the for of the antler and the fish was good and solid
     
  4. Sikk

    Sikk Member

    When I attach mammals, I use a threaded rod,I think I would do the same with a fish, paul
     
  5. akairman

    akairman New Member

    i did this one using a wooden dowel with a bit of fiberglass resin on both ends.
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  6. Thanks all good advice. I should have been more specific. I am using a moose shed and it will be used in a base mount. So I will be mounting the fish somewhere within the palm. I don't want to drill right through the antler but there might not be much bone there. I may end up pre-drilling and epoxying a couple dowels into the antler to stabilize the fish.

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  7. Mike B.

    Mike B. New Member

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    If you use a piece of small flat stock steel and then epoxy it in, the mount won't spin on you. That way you will only need 1 attachment point.