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Old 01-24-2018, 02:17 PM
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I caught this fish during the prespawn last year. I sent the measurements and pictures to Anglers Choice Replicas and Bryan Russel (Fishmounter) made a custom mold for it and brought it to life with this paint job! I could not be happier with how it turned out!! The fish looks even more realistic than a skin mount from a few years back. Fish was 9lbs 12oz x 25inches, caught her on a BBZ1 4” shad which I hung on the first picture.
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Old 01-24-2018, 02:19 PM
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Awesome fish, congrats!
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Looks great - congrats.
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Nice, and nice job on the reproduction.
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Old 01-24-2018, 02:57 PM
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Yep. That's the way to do it!

Congratulations!
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Nice! He does good work.
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Very nice.Looks great!
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Nice! Is that very expensive to have made?
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Old 01-24-2018, 04:48 PM
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Looks great! Congrats! Bryan does an awesome job on replica mounts!
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Beautiful replica. I salute you for releasing the fish - hard for some to do. Good man.
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Old 01-24-2018, 06:25 PM
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Excellent!!!!! I saw that fish on Insta.

You've got me hyper stoked for brown trout from this spring to come in from him.
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Old 01-24-2018, 09:53 PM
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Thanks y’all!!

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Nice! Is that very expensive to have made?
Yeah it is pretty expensive, this is a really good quality replica though.

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Beautiful replica. I salute you for releasing the fish - hard for some to do. Good man.
It was hard for me to do also!! Glad I let it go though.
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Looks great!! Congratulations
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Old 01-25-2018, 07:33 AM
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Excellent catch and excellent mount too young man……you done good!!!!

That one pic with the sunset in the background………EPIC!!!
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Yeah it is pretty expensive, this is a really good quality replica though.



It was hard for me to do also!! Glad I let it go though.
Anyone know why it is so expensive?
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Old 02-05-2018, 09:26 PM
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Great catch. Congratulations!! It's a nice replica and the guy did a pretty good job. I've got some mounts that don't look near that good. However I think the color is slightly off on the head. Also on a big fish the eyes are always bug eyed. Look at the original pictures to see what I'm saying. The socket has to be built up to give this effect. Also I think it would have looked better if fins etc would have used contrast rather than constant color.

If you are ever in Macon go by Old Time Country Buffet at the old mall. There are some unbelievable fish mounts in the restaurant.
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What Cletus said x2
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Anyone know why it is so expensive?
The level of work he puts in is insane. Literally every scale done by hand. His aren't the cheapest, but the cheapest price is the worst thing to look for in a mount.

If you want to mount a fish to hang in the mancave for 30 years, I want to pay for the best. An extra hundred or two hundred on the mount is a small price to pay for true artistry.
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Old 02-06-2018, 03:25 PM
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Looks very good!
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:53 PM
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Congrats! She's beautiful. Hopefully I'll get another one that big myself this year
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:32 PM
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The level of work he puts in is insane. Literally every scale done by hand. His aren't the cheapest, but the cheapest price is the worst thing to look for in a mount.

If you want to mount a fish to hang in the mancave for 30 years, I want to pay for the best. An extra hundred or two hundred on the mount is a small price to pay for true artistry.
I agree I see what you are saying on color. Could be a little darker on the back and head. Color is tough to match because the fish looks so different in different types of lighting. Same goes for the mount. The pics I sent in were of the fish in direct sunlight so that’s what was replicated in the mount. And yes it’s definitely worth the extra money! Would never know it was a replica unless you take it off of the wall.
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