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Congratulations To Frank Kotula And A Question For Him

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Pikeonthefly, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. Pikeonthefly

    Pikeonthefly Active Member

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    For those of you who may not be aware Congratulations to Frank Kotula and his award winning Tiger Trout at the World Taxidermy Championships. What a fantastic and super difficult accomplishment. A real beauty! Now for the question. Did you acquire that specimen from Cecil? Thank you.
     
  2. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    No sir and a big THANKS!!!!!
    That fish was another taxidermists sons fish. He didn’t want anything to do with that beauty and both him and his wife said I gotta see Frank.
    I thank them kindly for they gave me free will to do as I please with it.
    They supplied the fish and good reference pics!!!
    Again
    THANKS!!
    It’s very humbling!
     

  3. Yes I asked that too ,very nice job,thought about buying one of Cecil s ,never done a tiger.
     
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  4. msestak

    msestak Well-Known Member

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    well....wheres the photo?? you cant brag with out a photo:D

    congrats to Frank!!
     
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  5. Micah Howards

    Micah Howards Active Member

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    I want to see a pic too.;)
     
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  6. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    I believe this is it! ;) Ha! Congrats Frank!
    Salmopike.jpg
     
  7. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    I love it when folks post a perfect pic of my fish
    A BIG THANKS FISHART LOL
     
  8. You could get huge money for that on e bay
     
  9. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Here as well. C'mon cough it up. We wanna see. ... Congrats too.
     
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  10. msestak

    msestak Well-Known Member

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    thats awesome, looks better than mine. way to go Frank !!
     
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  11. Micah Howards

    Micah Howards Active Member

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    Apparently the pic they posted is the one he mounted............ lol
     
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  12. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

    Hey frank keep it going
     
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  13. JL

    JL Taxidermist for 64 years

    Cecil's tigers are beauties and his shipping is top drawer.
     
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  14. Pikeonthefly

    Pikeonthefly Active Member

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    That's pretty admirable for another taxidermist to know his limitations and the importance of preserving such a trophy. Kudos to him as well! Here is the only photo I have and I apologize as its a picture of a picture from a well known publication. I can only imagine what it looks like in person. Congrats again for a job well done! To both you and the father!
     

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  15. Micah Howards

    Micah Howards Active Member

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    Very beautiful!!! Congrats!!!!!
     
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  16. Congrats Frank
     
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