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Fish Mount Replica

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MikeG3Boat

Looking for advice/recommendation on getting a replica done for 2 different fish.  One is a 14 1/2" Crappie other is a 14" perch both are my personal bests.  Wonder who has had fish replicas made for those two fish?  Any recommendations are welcome.  

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IceHawk

First off congrats on the trophys. I've had a few eyes done at Fiber Tech Productions Brainerd and have been really happy with the workmanship done by them. Highly recommend them. 

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paceman

Fiber Tech just did a walleye for my son. I turned out fantastic! and it only took 6 weeks.  While I was there, they gave me a tour and they were working on a wide variety of fish, including crappies and perch. I would recommend them. 

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Fish Head

In the metro, Contact Scott Clinton at Wild Concepts in Burnsville.  Crazy good at sunfish.

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Walleye Guy

Artistic Anglers in Duluth does the best work in my opinion.  Below is a picture of a 16" crappie they did for me.  I also have a pike and a muskie from them as well.

 

 

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jigginjim

I have done a few, Crappie and just finished this one

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