View Poll Results: What would you rather have done with your trophy fish? (C&R not an option!)

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  • A nice, clean, well- mounted fish skeleton.

    12 41.38%
  • A kitchy plastic cast that looks nothing like the real fish...

    17 58.62%
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Thread: DIY Fish Skeleton

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    Default DIY Fish Skeleton

    Hi there guys,
    our second year Ichthy project involved building a fish skeleton and mounting it. It was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun! Great way to learn how a fish works and where all it's bones are.
    I will post one picture a day, step by step...

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    Get a friend to catch a nice, thin, fish on fly that doesn't have too much meat to clean off...
    (only because I didn't manage to land one of the buggers on my 4/5wt!)
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    I cannot vote on the above poll since I'm in two about this subject...

    One, the bones also looks nothing like the catch, no colour, no "weight" (volume, substance, etc.), no life, dead. Unless you have a beaut of a photo there is no way that you will be able to remember/show off the magnificent colours as it came out of the water (for instance a Tigerfish, etc.)

    Plastic on the other hand, I might as well go and have it done before I even catch the "real deal", it seems so fake, like you got it out of a lucky packet.

    I don't know, maybe you can help shed some light on this with the step by step and finish with a well presented complete "trophy", even if it is only for arguments sake to just show us what it could be like?

    Anyway, here's looking forward to the next few days posts!

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    Thanks, I think one would only be able to vote once some pics of the finished product are up, But i'll do it step by step first, just for fun!

    here's one more, and then I'm going to run out of bandwidth!!!


    Clean the fins (as best you can without them falling apart), thread some wire through the spine and boil the flesh off. Keep the head for another afternoon...
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    Your digsmates must love you

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    Kewl....looks like a cut scene from an indiana jones movie. Keep the pics coming, this is interesting.
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    ha ha just busy watching one of the older ones right now!!!!

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    Fish skeletons or Jones movies?
    Fishing is just my thing. I don't know what it is but it seems that i just can't get enough of it.

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    Phew!... I thought he was talking about me!

    Good stuff Clarias, very interesting, I'm glad the smell can't come over the computer..
    The more you know, the less you need (Aboriginal Australian proverb)

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    Smells like fish.....
    Tastes like chicken......
    Fishing is just my thing. I don't know what it is but it seems that i just can't get enough of it.

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