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Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by den007, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. den007

    den007 Active Member

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    Customer sent a pic of a fat lake trout.....claims it was 35 long with a girth of 30. Tough t0 trigger to pull finding that match from any replica suppliers, if indeed it was 30 inches.
     

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  2. Pescado

    Pescado Biggest in 2011

    Den doesn't look like a 30" girth to me, 20" maybe. I bet he read his tape incorrectly.

    PB
     

  3. Perk

    Perk Deuce, My grouse dog

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    I caught one last month that weighed 30# 11oz. It was 38" long with a 28" girth. Hope that helps.
     
  4. TR

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    He should of took the dark glasses off before he read the tape. Nice fish though. To bad for the fin clip.
     
  5. Tyler M

    Tyler M New Member

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    30" Girth? ::)
     
  6. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    Dennis, Here's a couple of pics of a 32 pound Lake Michigan laker I did for a customer several years ago. It was a HOG as you can see. This one was 39" long by a 28.5" girth (I measured it myself after thawing). As you can see it is considerably fatter than your potential customer's fish. Feel free to use these pics to show your customer. If I were you I'd try to convince him that IF that fish was 30" girth that it HAD to be much longer. Maybe he'll do a trade-off for length over some width as you already know finding a replica THAT girthy is going to probably be impossible. He released it I guess? Lake Michigan fish? If so, we all know what happened to that fish eventually!!!
     

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  7. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    ...And another pic...
     

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  8. den007

    den007 Active Member

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    Thanks for the advice. You all and I know that was no 30 inches, but how can you call a fisherman a liar? (or are they synonymous?)
    Customer is now rethinking the whole process.....said it was a real big 20 pounder. Now, according to that hallowed fomula L x g x g /800.......a 30 inch girth is not possible. It was probably 20 and I think I can convince him. Marty, to you skin mount that greasy beast? Oh, Yecchhhhh.
     
  9. den007

    den007 Active Member

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    If they brought along some cool, refreshing Leinenkugel beer, which is standard for lake Michigan charters, maybe he measured his thigh rather than the fish.
     
  10. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    Dennis - Greasy??? You ain't kidding!!! That thing was SO greasy I don't think I could have skinned it out w/o lots of powdered borax. Even so, I STILL remember how TIRED my arms were and how hard that it was to hold when skinning. I cast everything btw (Gary Bruch would be PROUD of me - lol!) The ONLY thing "real" on that fish was the skin.

    I hate when potential replica jobs go into the "re-thinking" phase. Next thing you'll find out is he's going to do it "when finances are better "-lol!