Recently I repainted a horrid musky mount and yellow perch done by some taxidermist in nearby Ohio. Not only was the paint job very poor, but even with a commercial mannikin, the taxidermist managed to screw up the anatomy. I don't know who the taxidermist was and don't care, and that is not the point of my post. I don't go around putting down taxidermists and I have no need to. For all I know it was a beginner and we all had to start somewhere. Anyway it's a repeat customer in Ohio that brought me the mount that wanted me to do the best I could repairing things and repainting it for sentimental reasons. I repainted the musky based on an Internet photo he and his wife felt it was closest to. Did the best I could with the anatomy but you know how that goes. To save him a 2 hour round trip to my studio I dropped it back off at a pick up drop off point that he has dropped off fish for me to mount that is close to the Ohio line. O.K. the point: The fish was in a closed room where the bait an tackle store does their pricing etc. The owner finds some guy snooping around in the room and he the goes off on the musky. Says it's the worst musky he's ever seen blah, blah, blah. The guy won't shut his trap and she came really close to telling him to leave and not come back. My guess is he's also a taxidermist as for some reason our profession is full of jealous people that look for ways to put down their competition. I'm sure now he's telling everyone he knows what terrible work I do. : Why do we have such a lack of professionalism in our ranks?