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Brown trout with a forked tail??

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Perca, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. Perca

    Perca Well-Known Member

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    It's not uncommon to see fish on ebay that have been altered and/or painted to look like a different species. I took a look at this listing for a big brown trout and immediately noticed it's forked tail. I'm not up on all of the variations a brown trout can have so this might actually be a brown trout....eh? The paint job is no help to me because a good fish painter could color and mark it to be any kind of trout or char. SOOOooooo...what do you think? Is this a brown trout with a forked tail OR is there another species hidden under that paint job? If you use the mouse to zoom in at the base of the tail I think I can see light spots typical of a char (lake trout) under the gloss. Thanks for your opinion.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/BIG-TROPHY-28-BROWN-TROUT-FISH-SKIN-MOUNT-TAXIDERMY-CABIN-DECOR-REAL-FISH-/251087751131?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a75ff07db
     
  2. A- Fish

    A- Fish Stehling's Taxidermy

    Looks like a laker painted as a brown to me.
     

  3. Definitely a lake trout painted up to look like a Brown. Look closely and you can see vermiculations and spotting of a lake trout, plus of course the tail!
     
  4. TR

    TR Member

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    X2 Definitely a lake
     
  5. Maybe it's a laker, but Land Locked Salmon in NH look almost exactly like a brown trout, but they have a forked tail. In fact Dept of Fish and Game will only stock either browns OR LL Salmon in most lakes just to lessen the confusion.
     
  6. and I of course never posted the tail pics... lol oh well you get the idea

    http://www.taxidermy.net/forum/index.php/topic,176748.0.html


    http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Fishing/salmon_v_browntrout.htm