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King Salmon Interior Mouth Photo Needed

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by Trophy Specialist, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Active Member

    I'm going to paint a summer king salmon repro this week. I've got tons of reference photos of king salmon bodies, but I don't have anything that shows the details of the interior of the mouth. I've unhooked thousands of kings since the 1960s, but now that I need to really detail the inside of ones mouth, I can't remember all the intricacies. :)
     
  2. Scrubby

    Scrubby New Member

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    Black gums I highlight the upper mouth interior with sienna then spray the black blending
     

  3. Slick

    Slick Something smells fishy?

    Here is a couple I have.
     
  4. Slick

    Slick Something smells fishy?

    second one
     
  5. Rocky River

    Rocky River New Member

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    here is one
     
  6. Paul C

    Paul C New Member

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    Here's a couple of summer kings from Lake Ontario. Sorry about the hooks and flies in the pics but I Pro Staff for a fly company and we were testing a new tandem hook setup.
    Good luck on your king!
    Paul

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  7. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Active Member

    Thanks for the help.

    Paul C. that looks like an interesting fly. A treble hook and a single hook together. All of my flies have a single treble hook. My squids have tandem single hooks.
     
  8. Terry

    Terry De-lighted to be living in Alaska!

    TS,

    No straight down the mouth photos, but I do have a close up from the side of an early run king, as well as a bunch of other shots of this particular fish (Nushagak River, SW Alaska). I had to size it down to post here. If you want a bigger copy let me know and I'll email you one that's full sized.

    Have fun with that king; post it when you get it done. ;D
     
  9. J. Sonner

    J. Sonner New Member

  10. Paul C

    Paul C New Member

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    Trophy Specialist....PM me your address and I will send you my hottest Lake O fly and tandem hook rig. Once you use a single and treble together on a fly you will never go back. They are absolutely devastating. Not real good for catch and release though...they can be tough to remove.
    Paul
     
  11. duxdog

    duxdog Active Member

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  12. tyson

    tyson New Member

    This one is ok other than the blood and needle fish