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Large Saltwater Fish??? To Texas!

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Beltonbanger, Dec 30, 2021.

  1. Need a little advise on getting some large saltwater replicas. Used Starfish but, of course...they have been bought out and the operation moved north. Shipping now has become a MAJOR concern. Last fall I received a tuna from them and actually thought a mistake had happened with the shipping....but of course...it didn't. I called and tried to see if they could crate 5-6 fish to distribute the shipping, no go. Used Rick H. before for fish Starfish didn't have...may have to return to him. I have to get a marlin, barracuda and a few others. Anybody used New Wave or others?
     
  2. Clew

    Clew Help a child, Build our future

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    That’s who I use often for saltwater fish
    Mike is great to deal with
    But shipping charges have to be passed on to customer
     
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  3. Mudbat

    Mudbat Well-Known Member

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    These days it doesn’t matter who you getting them from your going to get bent over on shipping costs. Oh yeah UPS and Fed ex just did a 6% across the board increase on all fees. I just shipped a fish out via ups. 38x16x17 box. 40ish dollars to ship. I accidentally put in 38x17x17 and it was 93 to ship. Went up 50 dollars for 1 inch.
     
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  4. Thanks guys!! Ya....it's the customer that is really getting "bent over". Shipping these big boxes around the country is getting crazy. Clew.....I'll give them a call. Thanks! Rick Hardy crated fish and it was sure cheaper than receiving many fish all shipped separately. I'll see if Mike will.
     
  5. newbirdman

    newbirdman Active Member

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    Ive been doing taxidermy since 1967 so I have molds for over 100 species . I sell a lot of fish blanks on Ebay during the warmer months . I can send you my list if you give me your email . Only problem is I'm in NJ and only make them when its warm enough to make outside .

    Rick
     
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