Some of you fish regulars may remember a while back that i had come on here with a proposition that if someone wanted to mount my daughters RBtrout for me that i would in turn mount a bird for them since im strictly a bird and reptile guy only..........well..... my buddy Rick Krane contacted me with his own proposition that he would mount her trout if he could do it while filming his up and coming new DVD "Skin mounting a Rainbow Trout"..... needless to say that was a no brainer for me...LOL Alyssa my daughter has asked me time and again to PLEASE learn to do fish so i could mount it for her, she had no idea that her fish was being worked on by one of the best in the industry. I kept telling her someday i will learn to do them and hopefully your fish will not have spoiled by then...LOL I got 2 packages in the mail yesterday and I WAS BLOWN AWAY!! Rick finished the fish and let me tell you this mount is world class! I was speechless. He didnt even want reimbursment for the shipping, base or materials? Rick.... again, thank you so much for your offer and wonderful work on her fish. She was so excited when she saw it, she just stood there with her jaw agape for several minuits. Also the base was nothing but extravagant.... truly I was prepared to build a base for it myself, that was over and above my friend. Folks I want to just say Rick is truly a rare breed kind of guy. This day and age it is hard to find folks that have excelled and risen in any profession and still find them humble, generous and selfless.... well Rick you have turned out to be all of those things. You are a great guy and have blessed my family....thank you! My offer still stands to mount your girl a bird if you decide to and i look forward to having you over for some world class Rainbows, Bull trout and Redbands on a Fly pole this coming fall.