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The Month in Fish Pictures" ~Year 6~ January New Year Edition 2015!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Rick Krane, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. Rick Krane

    Rick Krane Fish Taxidermist/ Judge/ Sculptor/ Instructor

    The Month in Fish Pictures" ~Year 6~ January New Year Edition 2015!!!!!!!

    A warm and Happy New Year to one and all from Hinsdale New Hampshire! I hope you’re Holidays were meaningful and you had time to reflect on a year to remember for most of you I hope! Can you believe it is 2015 and a new year is upon us! What will be in store, what will be the highs and the lows of the New Year, so nay questions and a new year to make from your life what you want too! Here’s to you in 2015 and to a great New Year for you!

    The year of Courage! This year I want to you to consider to try something new or work on some thing that your juts not that confortable with to elevate your skill levels to a new heights! I remind my self personally that it is the day to day things we are so comfortable with and it is the scary things some times we don’t like to do that makes us better at what we do! Give it a shot and lets see you up the game for you!

    Once again want to thank and commend all of you, as there are so countless unique contributors and many new ones alike that all share in this great string that has been around from many, many years now! I just want to remind and assure folks that we all begin some where and work hard at being the best we can all be as taxidermists. It is and always has been a spot on the taxidermy.net where folks can and do come to show there work with out criticism and hard comments! So lets remember to always keep it that way. As the moderator of this section I do not get to involved with censorship not do I ever want too. So be respectful of all and remember we all have a long way to go and should be enjoying the processes!

    What a truly outstanding Month in November for Fish pictures it was and thanks to all the friends sharing their gifts and talents! I took some time during the day week to see all the great looking at some truly inspiring works of fish art!

    We all share in fish pictures as a common place with friendliness and positive observations of inspiration as a great place to start in upward in direction of inspiration in being a fish taxidermist! I wish all the best to folks competing in the up coming year and I do wish all the very best in the pursuits of good fish work!

    I do hope you have the opportunity to be thankful for your gifts of great passion and talent as an artist! It is a blessing to me for our lives to be joined from time to time to share and learn from one another so thank you for your great taxidermy work and my your lives continue to be blessed with inspiration!!!!

    I want to personally say thank you for letting me join you again each installment of Fish Pictures to share in your successes and accomplishments! I have seen first hand the great strides so many have made with beautiful fish work! Good for you and congratulations on your hard work!!!!

    I want to also thank all of the great contributors who not only share their personal great talents and work but also rather give such positive inspiration to all of us!

    From beginner's to the best in the world we all join in every month in a critique free and hassle free string with nothing more then great artist and inspiring fish taxidermist and carves get together to share with one another their praise and inspiration of good will and friendship to one another. No egos just friendly folks who appreciate the efforts of others!

    I thought it would be different and fun to share a few photos of fish work in progress. We all have the opportunity to share work in progress so maybe a few photos of your work in progress this month might just be fun!

    I want to Start the New Year off with some cool fish photos from the contest I have over at Anglers Artistry.com This is the Grand Championship winner from all the past months winners of the Cool Fish Photo contest! I sure hope you enjoy these great folks cool fish photos! If you get a chance stop by and visit the contest at Anglers Artistry for fun and free prizes!
    Please enjoy the month of January and the inspiring fish photos supplies by all the great fishheads from all over the world! Have a great month!

    So here goes!

    I hope you enjoy the Month! See you in February 2015!!!

    So here we go and here is to a great New Year and a great Month in fish pictures!!!! Enjoy!

    You're Friend

    Hope to see you soon in my travels and be good to one another!

    Here’s to great 2015 and lots of Cool Fish Photos! God Bless you one and all and I hope you all have a safe and Blessed 2015!

    My Best!

    Rick Krane
    Anglers Artistry
    312 Chesterfield Road Hinsdale
    New Hampshire 03451
    [email protected]

    Mr. Ken Whiting - MA Grand Cool Fish Photo Contest winner 2014!

    Mr. Jason Vanhillo - MA First Runner up!

    Mr Tim LIttler - NY Second Runner up!

    Tim Gorenchan - MI

    Mr. Chris Teague - MI

    Chris Sturtz - IA

    Mike Kroessig - FlA

    Vincent Fleming - NC

    Jesse Shadley - Alaska


    Mickey Bowman - Ok


    Shane Steigleder - WV

  2. Sikk

    Sikk Member

    I don't post often but thoroughly enjoy this forum, only get a few fish a year, but here's a young mans first 'ski', LCR MUS42.0-2. paul

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  3. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Here is a commercial Smallmouth for a local customer. Nice looking fish so far.

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  4. sdrenth

    sdrenth New Member

    Its been a while since I've posted anything. I had way too much work backed up from last deer season. With my new job, recently getting married, buying my first house, going through pilot training, and countless other projects, I was struggling to find enough time to get caught up on taxidermy. Now I've made the decision to stick to just doing fish. I enjoy working on fish a lot more than mammals and birds and feel that I do better work on fish. So here is the first fish I have worked on in a long time. A Lake Erie Walleye skin mount.

  5. Timjo

    Timjo Active Member

    Nice contest fish works. My unofficial vote would go to Mike's Hog Fish.

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  6. Lateral Line

    Lateral Line The Sea Refuses No River...

    Very nice everyone. Timjo, do you have any other pics of the bluegill? Beautiful mount.
  7. B Jones

    B Jones Memeber of - NTA,UTA,AIT.Proud Member of NZTA.

    Nice red ear Timjo, your fish are always such a pleasure to see. I also want to say what an awesome largemouth Mr. Deer, Vincent Fleming.
  8. jemmick

    jemmick Active Member

    NO NO NO ------NO pictures of live fish!!!!! Timjo!!!!!
  9. Great looking mounts. love the cod! Here's a few fish from the shop.
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    African Pompano. Archie P's Blank

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    10" Crappie. blank by Rich B with a Josh Knuth inspired paint job.

    10.5" Rock Bass
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    <img src="https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t31.0-8/10688058_725120434225266_5406596741560873057_o.jpg">
    14" mangrove Snapper. Blank from Archie P

    <img src="https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t31.0-8/10497351_729350890468887_77178537598247690_o.jpg">

    Happy New Year to all!
  10. AnglingArtisan

    AnglingArtisan Well-Known Member

    Mike Kroessig taking it to another level!!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:
  11. Great looking fish guys !! Here is my metal redfish

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  12. 1fish2fish

    1fish2fish Well-Known Member

    Yes! Nice to see you back to fish Steve D. You've posted so many awesome mounts and really bring artistry to your work.

    Always super work Tim.

    Snake weave, that's pretty creative and looks very nice.

    If you haven't stumbled onto Mike K's Facebook page, I recommend it. I previewed these mounts earlier this week on there and was blown away. I don't think anyone has more fun doing premium work than Mike.

    Best, Scott
  13. haha. thanks Scott. I have lots of fun on the facebook page. Should spend less time there and more time working though~

  14. Beautiful Fish!! Hope everyone is off to a busy 2015!!

    Here is a sweet Crappie mount by Don Frank (Fishmaster) using one of our NEW Rustic Shadow Panels.

  15. TrophyFish14

    TrophyFish14 New Member

    Hello everyone .. Halibut 36 kg :)

  16. den007

    den007 Active Member

    Mike, that Pompano glimmers!
  17. den007

    den007 Active Member

    Finally an exotic right from somebody's aquarium. Known as a "red terror" cichlid, most are much redder……this one had some funky colors all over.

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  18. AnglingArtisan

    AnglingArtisan Well-Known Member

    A spawning pair of 30" Western NY Browns :)

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  19. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

    Good gravy Rich!!!!! That male is unreal!
  20. Red stag

    Red stag Active Member

    very nice Rich!!! Ollie