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Fish Mounting Stand

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Bubba Botts, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. What do ya'll use for fish mounting stands. I have the sorry flexible fish mounting stand that cant hold up a bass over 8 lbs without drooping. I saw that Mr Rick Krane in his LM bass painting video has a pivotal vise, And its the answer to my stand issues. But I have been to many stores and spent countless time online looking only to get a crazy look sent back my way when I ask them if they sell one of these. Any ideas?

  2. IDForkHorn

    IDForkHorn Common sense just isn't that common anymore

    I made my own, you can make it to your personal apperance, mine swivels and does everything a stand that you buy does! Just my .02!
  3. JWShadley

    JWShadley New Member

    I too made my own. Considering I was able to get most of the parts from a plumbing supply house for less than $20, coupled with a couple hours after work using the welder, grinder, drill, and tap VS. $100 or more (including shipping) I opted to make my own, and it has worked out quite well. I have found one or two little things I would do differently, but minor personal preferences. If you want, send me a PM and I will give you a parts list and real easy instructions. Don't even really need a welder, if you get the right parts. I just used it as an excuse to hone my welding skills.
  4. sluggo7

    sluggo7 Member

    Find one they sell for big bucks and make it yourself for very little... I welded my own together.. If you can't weld or have a welder, I bet one of your buddys can/does!
  5. boarhunter67

    boarhunter67 Well-Known Member

    I posted this in another post, but here is what I use for most fish. If they are larger, like striper, then I just screw a block of wood on the back and mount it to my regular stand. This was made with two long screws which were later grounded to a point. The bottom where the heads of the screws are have a bit of resin to keep them from slipping back out. I use these because they are very cheap to make. I sometimes tilt them one way or another by putting a cloth under one end as needed. [​IMG]
  6. curtisholson

    curtisholson New Member

    I use a ball joint speaker mount.

    The picture doesn't show it, but it comes with a mounting bracket that threads onto the ball shaft. I screw that to the fish with grabber screws and the other end to a 2x4 on a stand. You can buy a pair for under $20.00 online.