I used fish scale for my dads trophy one summer. He had it to me in 3 months, when it arrived I opened the box to see a fantastic mount, one to be proud of...it looked nothing like the pictures I sent him. Completely wrong shape. Florida bass form, more girth than the native strain that dad caught. It was well done, very detailed. It is just a piece of art in his house now, not a reminder of his good catch.