As some of you know I raise fish for sale to taxidermists and replica makers. I have had complaints from a few fish guys that the foodsaver material leaves imprints on the trout especially the tops of the heads. Obviously not a good thing if you are casting. I've also had complaints that the wet paper towel I apply to the fins causes marks on the fins. I apply the wet paper towel to prevent the frozen fins from breaking -- both when the food saver material bears down on the fish, and in shipping. As we all know a frozen fin is almost as fragile as a potato chip. I completely understand this complaints and want to do what is necessary to alleviate any issues. However I will not give up the food saver material as it keeps the fish from drying out and allows the customer to see what he's getting. I'm thinking I can slide a clear plastic sleeve over the fish before shrink wrapping? Or Saran Wrap? Haven't tried it yet but plan to very soon. Only concern is the food saver material may have issues grabbing onto the plastic? I'll find out soon. Any ideas for protecting the fins? Perhaps if I can figure out how to keep them close to the body (sometimes the pelvic fins like to push out when the fish expires) leaving just the dorsal and caudal fin that need to be protected.I use a fish anesthetic to knock the fish out and then freeze solid on a freezer shelf lined with plastic to keep the fish from sticking to the shelf. Next comes wet paper towels and the the food saver material. Thought and ideas are welcome!