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Fish Fins On A Reproduction

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Paul Love, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. Paul Love

    Paul Love New Member

    What is the best product to use for transparent fins when making a reproduction from a mold?
  2. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    There are many out there.
    Now most of use use 3025 polymer which can be bought from Anglers Artistry web site.
    Also Smooth-on sells variety of casting material.
    I will say in actuality I don’t care for clear fins as when fish are in water the fins are opaque and should be painted that way.
    Ok saying this will cause some to say : well I’ve seen fish with translucent fins” and they are correct, but it’s light refraction that causes it.
    Is it wrong? Not really especially a fish out of water will pose translucent fins.
    Pic and choose what you like and go from there.