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The Month In Fish Pictures "spring Edition" May / June 2021!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Rick Krane, May 1, 2021.

  1. Rick Krane

    Rick Krane Fish Taxidermist/ Judge/ Sculptor/ Instructor

    The Month In Fish Pictures "Spring Edition" May / June 2021!!!!!!!

    A warm welcome from Idaho Springs Colorado!

    Spring is here and in full fishing swing!! I hope folks are getting out to enjoy the outdoors and to take some fish reference photos! I had the rare opportunity to do a little fishing on the way back from Michigan recently with our friend Paul Czarnecki “AKA Capt. Paul” we caught spring Kings and Coho’s what a blast!

    A new install of the month in fish picture for all to enjoy! The shows will be started up again in some states even some in virtual settings! Just shows how passionate we are and resilient we are for the love of what we share!

    Don’t forget to call a friend and talk to folks about how they are doing import I think it is to do this especially during these days!

    Over the past decade’s a wealth of contributors and many great folks who take time to share in this great tradition! We all begin somewhere and all the learning and work hard that goes into the pursuit at being is what makes us the fish artists we become

    Why so we share your work!!!!! This tradition of the Month in Fish Pictures has always been a spot on the taxidermy.net where folks can and do come to show their work without criticism and hard comments! So, let’s remember to always keep it that way. As the moderator of this section, I do not get too involved with censorship not do I ever want too. So be respectful of all and remember we all have a long way to go and should be enjoying the processes!

    Thanks to all the friends sharing their gifts and talents! Inspiration in what we share is part of the friendliness and positive observations of fans of fish work. This is a great place to start in upward in direction of inspiration other with your work regardless of your skill level as a fish taxidermist or Fishcarver!

    You’re here reading because you want to be inspired to be the best Fishhead you can be! Always be thankful for your gifts of great passion and talent as an artist! It is a blessing to me for our lives to be joined from time to time to share and learn from one another so thank you for your great taxidermy work and your lives continue to be blessed with inspiration!!!!

    I want to personally say thank you for joining me each month for each installment of the Bi-Monthly in Fish Pictures to share in your successes and accomplishments! I have seen first-hand the great strides so many have made with beautiful fish work! Good for you and congratulations on your hard work!!!!

    A BIG thank all the great contributors who not only share their personal great talents and work but also rather give such positive inspiration to all of us!

    All levels of artists are welcome!!!! From beginners to the best in the world we all join in every month in a critique free and hassle-free string with nothing more than great artist and inspiring fish taxidermist and carves get together to share with one another their praise and inspiration of good will and friendship to one another. No egos just friendly folks who appreciate the efforts of others!

    I want to start the May/ June with a Project Fish the Black Crappie (transitional Spawning phase).

    Can’t wait to see your beautiful fish work this segment! See you in July 2021! Be “SAFE” and be kind to one another!

    Spring is here soon so here is to a great Spring 2021!!

    My Best
    Rick Krane


    Here are some photos of the Crappie project I recently worked on...



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  2. crablover

    crablover Well-Known Member

    Custom mold and cast Key West Snook. Fin detail reproduced from customer photo 2015-11-27_19-48-46.png
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  3. hambone

    hambone Well-Known Member

    Nice fish, I was hooked on fishing them at Florida's sebastian inlet north jetty.
  4. lapoisse

    lapoisse Active Member

    Salmo trutta (brown trout skin mount) 96 cm /38 inch


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  5. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Some reproduction work E5ED57E7-EB99-4A1B-9C11-19995ADB9D92.jpeg 1B34503E-54A1-4E50-A41A-548353DE8214.jpeg 726B3D4D-2258-425F-B5EA-379A3312B73D.jpeg E5ED57E7-EB99-4A1B-9C11-19995ADB9D92.jpeg 1B34503E-54A1-4E50-A41A-548353DE8214.jpeg 3740236E-7470-45DB-AC70-B51370F127E6.jpeg FCEB64B0-F908-47D6-9B45-1A3A7F162D9F.png ED4BDC10-2121-445C-965D-CB679CB9AD1B.jpeg C2D6A09D-8228-4779-9900-BAA6F31F016C.jpeg 14A28B65-ECB1-46A1-91D6-48093AA388C0.jpeg
  6. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Lol how that Brooke got there I don’t know and can’t dump it but it’s good references
  7. Mudbat

    Mudbat Well-Known Member

    That brookie must not be a PA fish as I can tell what species it is!
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  8. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    So what are you say that we’re a bit crossbreed here lol
  9. Richs Taxidermy

    Richs Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    You turned a cuda into a brook trout,
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  10. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

    York, SC
    That is what’s called talent
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  11. Mudbat

    Mudbat Well-Known Member

    I don’t consider what PA does to even be cross breeding anymore. They just make shit up in a lab!
  12. Mudbat

    Mudbat Well-Known Member

    Never done one of these things. Quick paint job on it for the price paid.

  13. Mudbat

    Mudbat Well-Known Member

    41 in Washington state steelie. Dave campbell blank 7E0B2DDE-D5BA-4C7A-A702-66645BE08239.jpeg
    Last edited: May 19, 2021
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  14. Lance.G

    Lance.G Well-Known Member

    My attempt at a summer time skin mount wild river brown.
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  15. Ken 2

    Ken 2 Member

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  16. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

    Lol my apologies lol
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  17. crablover

    crablover Well-Known Member

    Custom mold and cast Broadbill Swordfish. Painted in deep water coloration which is completely different from surface coloration that most see in mounts P1050772 (2).jpg
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  18. Pescado

    Pescado Biggest in 2011

    I have never caught one with spots that big, cool looking brookie! 3740236E-7470-45DB-AC70-B51370F127E6.jpeg
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  19. JE

    JE Well-Known Member

    Spawning Atlantic salmon

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  20. crablover

    crablover Well-Known Member

    JE, very nice natural detailing on your buck! soft and accurate coloration and very well done!!!!!
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