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Fish eye poll.

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Slick, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Both eyes.

    84 vote(s)
  2. Just show side.

    18 vote(s)
  1. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    That's why,.........

    That is why we are talking about "one-eyed fish" instead of "one-eyed snakes".............

  2. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    JL, your Elk analogy also doesn't pertain. The correct analogy for that would be IF I were to mount a pike head coming out of the wall. In that case, of course you would put two eyes in. Now if you have a profile view of that elk on the wall vs. a head-on view and you still mounted two eyes in that elk, then your analogy would be applicable.

    While we're on the subject, Jeff - your 3D sculpture analogy also doesn't apply. That would be analagous to a pedestal mount. (And NO, I'm NOT picking on you - lol!)

    AND.... furthermore, when you start bringing Art into the conversation, Art is meant to be viewed at a distance. I've never seen ANYBODY bypass them ropes and cram their cheek up against the wall in an Art gallery - lol!

    I also clip the backside fin!!!! :)

  3. Terry

    Terry De-lighted to be living in Alaska!

    I have kept mum on this- other than posting my answer- but Paul, I'm up for what you say: posting the wall side heads of commercial work. I need to score some photos, perhaps tonight, to post. I cringe at sharing something that wasn't meant to be in the spotlight, so to speak. But I'll post along with you. I'll try to have a couple on tomorrow.

    Marty: at the prospect of photos being posted... time to set the bar higher on the page totals. :D
  4. Perca

    Perca Well-Known Member

    "P.S. I already save a fair amount each year by making my family and myself also use the backside of the toilet paper - lol!!!" Damn, my coffee came right outta my nose onto the screen with that gem Marty! LOLOLOL! The battle lines are drawn and I stand firmly...in the middle getting shot by both sides. ;D I guess for now I'll side with the cheap a$$es like Paul and Marty. I want that extra $400.00+ a year and I don't want to do anything extra to earn it. I want a FREE $400.00/year. Hey Kirby..We'll make a lot more pages if you keep posting with that billboard size signature of yours. ;D
  5. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    They keep telling me....

    **Hey Kirby..We'll make a lot more pages if you keep posting with that billboard size signature of yours.**

    That's cause bigger IS BETTER !


  6. A- Fish

    A- Fish Stehling's Taxidermy

    OK Paul. Here is your first backside pic (lol ).
    Commercial piece. Retails at $11.00 wholesales at $7.00 per in.
    Nothing fancy. We really do not spend that much time messing around on the wall side. We do the two eye thing because our wholesale clients like it. Never had a retail client ask /care eaither way.

    ( sticky note is covering wholesale clients name)

  7. Pescado

    Pescado Biggest in 2011

    here's one from me
  8. Pescado

    Pescado Biggest in 2011

  9. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    Aaron - not to get off-topic here, but $7 an inch, $4 bucks an inch LESS for wholesale??? That's a significant piece of coin! I've found that the difference between doing a wholesale piece and retail is only about a half hour to an hour difference in my time. How can you trim so much? (Just curious)

    P.S. At $7 an inch, they're lucky they're getting ONE eye - lol!
  10. A- Fish

    A- Fish Stehling's Taxidermy

    Your right Marty..it is a piece of coin ! I really didn't want to post that price here( probably shouldn't have)...but I did already so there is no looking back :eek:

    The quality is the exact same on our wholesale pieces verses our retail. We offer the lower price to other taxidermists based on quantity of fish and assurance of payment ( BIG LOL on that one). We have our price at that lower level as an incentive for our clients to take in fish and as a way to help offset high shipping costs.

    We are profitable with that price only because we are fast at what we do and the major supply companies are willing to work with us due to the volume of supplies we buy.

  11. Jeff Lumsden

    Jeff Lumsden Well-Known Member

    Marty They've done national studies on the relationship with men's wages compaired to their height. It's a fascinating study done by the Cato institute, you may have other obstacles at play here, but thankfully you can profit three dollars per fish for being so thrifty.
  12. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    LOL Jeff - actually, that $3 eye isn't the bulk of the expense. My time and indirects to set that eye translates to about $23 dollars ($63 if you count my drafting wages IF I spent that time doing drawings vs. fish!!!)

    (Seven baby!!!)
  13. Terry

    Terry De-lighted to be living in Alaska!

    I said I would post and I will. ;D

    Two salmon... backsides, wall mount. Sorry... not great photos; the carburator on the snowmachine was a more pressing issue last night.

    Which relates to photo three: the morning commute to work. :D

    Have a great day everyone.
  14. Terry

    Terry De-lighted to be living in Alaska!

    The morning commute (though I realize not the backside of a wallmount fish)
  15. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)


    Gotta love Arizona ! LOL

    I've never been to Alaska...BUT..I did live in Kansas for 12 years (1974-1986) and we had some pretty hard winters...and terrible summers. I do miss the hunting and fishing though...and the snake hunting.

    Now I live in the Prescott, Arizona area (5,000 ft elevation)...mild winters and mild summers and we complain when the humidity hits double digits - ya know like 11% LOL


  16. Bill Dishman

    Bill Dishman Well-Known Member

    Nice job Terry. I like that finished look. I see your in Dillingham. We go Salmon fishing there every year on the Nushagak. Randy Triplett, owner of Nushagak outfitters is a good friend and originally from here, do you know him? How about Byron Lamb? Anyway we will be in Dillingham in late June and then in camp for a week. Do you have a studio there in town? Bill
  17. Brian W

    Brian W Active Member

    Just doing my part to keep the string alive and BTW, Van Dyke's has a sale on eyes in the "Best of Spring" catalog.
  18. Best of spring catalogue??? I order some supplies from them now and then. My credit card is even a Cabelas card and I didn't get any catalogue like that. Sure get enough of all their other mags though. Guess I'll have to jack them up. I may have ordered from them too...instead I just blew $500 plus on Tohicans but also got a deal cuz Paul E.(the contact guy for Tohican) was in town for a show. Free shipping too (WOO HOOO!!)
  19. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    If you are going....

    If you are going to any shows/competition....then buy your eyes there...usually cheaper...no tax...no shipping.

    I bring hundreds of dollars just to buy STUFF.

    Of course the New Mexico show is in Riodoso this year. I've never been there but I heard they have a Casino...so I can see some Texas Hold 'Em in my spare time...I guess I will have to hit the suppliers FIRST...then Casino. LOL

  20. FishArt

    FishArt Well-Known Member

    Terry - your backside (fish) looks BETTER than my frontside (fish) !!! ;)

    (Goin for 8!!!)