I have an almost 3 lb crappie to mount for my son. The problem is this thing has a 13 3/4" girth with only an 8 1/4" C to tail measurement. I like Tom Sexton forms but the closest thing he has is the FWCR 47 which is a 9 1/2' x 13 1/2" form. I'm wondering if I can shorten the FWCR 47 by cutting out an 1 1/4" section or should I dare try the half cast method with Tom Sexton Fish Filler on this size fish. I have done several half cast on bream and smaller crappie and was very pleased with the results. I know most of you are going to say carve my own body. I have never done that yet but your right. This may be the time to try it.