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Need a 22.5" female brookie repro.

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by JerseyJays, Aug 2, 2018.

  1. JerseyJays

    JerseyJays Well-Known Member

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    Been searching for a 22.5" female brookie repro all day..
    Needs to be for a pedestal 360 degree mount.. higher end quality..
    Any reccomendations?
    I dont want to use a rainbow or brown trout body..
    Client is willing to use a 22-23"

    I checked lake country (I only buy premier), starfish, new wave, Warren's. Anyone else worth a try?

    I prefer ready to paint fish...

    Thanks
     
  2. Perca

    Perca Well-Known Member

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    I got 2 that size from Ron Reynolds about 10 years ago. Ive heard he sold out to McKenzie?
     

  3. JerseyJays

    JerseyJays Well-Known Member

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    All I see in mckenzie catalogue is denis arp originals and it's a male.. not sure if they are pedestal quality..
     
  4. Perca

    Perca Well-Known Member

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    I don't recall if those from R.R. were good on both sides or not.
    Maybe someone else here knows who bought R.R. out.
     
  5. Jimmy Lawrence

    Jimmy Lawrence Well-Known Member

    I would see if Rich Benedict has one . Angling Artisan on here
     
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  6. JerseyJays

    JerseyJays Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jimmy but he doesnt have any that size range.
     
  7. Mudbat

    Mudbat Well-Known Member

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    McKenzie has a arp in that size range. I’ve been using them a lot lately. The molds are pretty fan freaking tastic as long as they are the older casts I’ve been told and the price is great. Just swap the fins, modify what you need and away you go.
    Heres a tiger I’m working on that on a arp brookie blank I modified.

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  8. Sotired

    Sotired Active Member

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    I would recommend talking to uncle Dave at Envision 3D, I believe he has a 23 inch beauty! 10864009_853318171357122_2875291820918715459_o.jpg 10697429_853318181357121_5681374553067286349_o.jpg
     
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  9. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Wow Mudbat that's one of the best tiger trout paint jobs I have ever seen! Looks just like the ones swimming in my pond.
     
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  10. Mudbat

    Mudbat Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Cecil! Just got lucky and am happy I haven’t F’ed it up.... so far
     
  11. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Yeah I see you need to add a little detail yet but the tiger markings look very natural. Did you take some paint off with a q-tip and solvent to make the markings? Or did brush on latex and peel it off?
     
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  12. Mudbat

    Mudbat Well-Known Member

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    They are airbrushed on. Then outlined
     
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  13. Cecil

    Cecil Well-Known Member

    Impressive!
     
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