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#12668249 - 03/11/18 10:15 PM Best Replicas of Bass
Fishingfox Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 06/03/14
Posts: 4
Loc: Limestone County
Who makes the best replicas of big bass here in Texas?

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#12668256 - 03/11/18 10:21 PM Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox]
Cheesehead Wes Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 12/18/10
Posts: 634
Loc: Lubbock Tx
Fishmounter seems to have some good looking fish! Lake Fork will come up a lot.

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#12668264 - 03/11/18 10:29 PM Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox]
banker-always fishing Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 45223
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Bryan Russell (904)-716-7048 Does EXCELLENT work! He has done several for me and they are simply outstanding! cheers
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#12668266 - 03/11/18 10:33 PM Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox]
hoodat92 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/29/10
Posts: 181
Loc: Shreveport, LA
fox,

I asked the same question on here a few weeks ago, I wanted a replica made of my PB that was as close to actual size and color as I could get. I ended up going with Bev's Fish Creations due to many endorsement's from TFFers. I had problems with Lake Fork Taxidermy getting back with me, almost like they didn't want my business. Also, there were some that recommended Ron Kelly, but there is too much controversy surrounding him for people not getting their mounts back, that sort of thing, so I steered clear. Bev was fair in price, I got to choose the exact replica I wanted (I think she has about 100 Largemouth Molds), and sent a picture of my fish for the airbrushing. Her turnaround is 4-6 weeks. I should have the replica in another week or so and I'll let you know how it turned out.

Hope this helps
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#12668308 - 03/11/18 11:34 PM Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox]
criglizard Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/22/08
Posts: 410
I used lake fork taxidermy once before and would not recommended them.

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#12668358 - 03/12/18 05:31 AM Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox]
Laker One Offline
TFF Guru

Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 12582
Loc: San Antonio TX
Bryan Russell aka Fish Mounter! Excellent. woot

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#12668471 - 03/12/18 08:18 AM Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox]
Fisherdad58 Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/28/16
Posts: 352
Loc: Ellis County, Texas
My vote is on FishMounter. For an actual replica, the size, shape, color, fins and markings were right on.

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#12668513 - 03/12/18 08:45 AM Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox]
Fishmounter Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 385
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Do your homework based on the quality you are seeking.
"If you have to live with it, it better be good".
I've been doing this for 43 years. If someone get things done in a few weeks they're either not busy or in a rush.
Quality takes time and effort.
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#12668932 - 03/12/18 12:00 PM Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: hoodat92]
bloo_rainger Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 3364
Loc: Tarrant
Originally Posted By: hoodat92
fox,

I asked the same question on here a few weeks ago, I wanted a replica made of my PB that was as close to actual size and color as I could get. I ended up going with Bev's Fish Creations due to many endorsement's from TFFers. I had problems with Lake Fork Taxidermy getting back with me, almost like they didn't want my business. Also, there were some that recommended Ron Kelly, but there is too much controversy surrounding him for people not getting their mounts back, that sort of thing, so I steered clear. Bev was fair in price, I got to choose the exact replica I wanted (I think she has about 100 Largemouth Molds), and sent a picture of my fish for the airbrushing. Her turnaround is 4-6 weeks. I should have the replica in another week or so and I'll let you know how it turned out.

Hope this helps


Please do report back on Bev. I may have been one who recommended her. I’ve never had a mount worthy fish but I’ve seen her work and I think it’s awesome so I would like some validation on my recommendation.

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#12668945 - 03/12/18 12:06 PM Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox]
Sinkey Offline
Tidy Scoop

Registered: 08/04/06
Posts: 5127
Loc: Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
Lake Fork Taxidermy

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#12669184 - 03/12/18 02:33 PM Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox]
Outlaw Outdoors Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/18/16
Posts: 297
Loc: East Texas
This guy isn't in Texas, but he's close. He is in Alexandria, LA.

Scottie's Reproductions
(318) 466-3317

He does all of the replicas for the Toledo Bend Lake Association Lunker program and is also the official taxidermist for The Louisiana Sharelunker Program. He does good work. He has pictures of his work on his Facebook page ---> https://www.facebook.com/Scotties-Reproductions-1657138537850844/?ref=br_rs
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#12669189 - 03/12/18 02:39 PM Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox]
fouzman Offline
Methuselah

Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 48039
Loc: Houston, TX
I use LFT. Bev does some good work. She was taught by one of the best painters in the business, her ex Ron Kelly. At least I think that's correct.

A replica is a replica. It's all about the paint jobs to me and Ron Kelly and the Pierce brothers do the best paint jobs I've ever seen.
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#12669192 - 03/12/18 02:43 PM Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox]
fouzman Offline
Methuselah

Registered: 01/20/09
Posts: 48039
Loc: Houston, TX
fyi, those of you who know Lake Fork Taxidermy probably knew Charlene, the office manager. Well, she flaked out and left the office, orders, etc. in a mess. Jason and Clayton are doing their best to get her messes cleaned up and get back to the type of customer service many of us have come to expect from them. So please be patient with them. I can give you Jason's personal cell# if you have something pressing. Just PM me.
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#12669394 - 03/12/18 04:48 PM Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: fouzman]
Fishmounter Offline
Angler

Registered: 04/07/13
Posts: 385
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Originally Posted By: fouzman
I use LFT. Bev does some good work. She was taught by one of the best painters in the business, her ex Ron Kelly. At least I think that's correct.

A replica is a replica. It's all about the paint jobs to me and Ron Kelly and the Pierce brothers do the best paint jobs I've ever seen.

I would respectfully disagree that a replica is a replica. Molding detail clear fins fully casted mouth interior and handmade eyes are not available from just anyone.
I always say "do your homework"
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#12669404 - 03/12/18 04:54 PM Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox]
Pumadon Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/29/03
Posts: 1215
Loc: Royse City, Texas
I too will sing the praises of Lake Fork Taxidermy. I have had two done by them and both are outstanding. I did not know about Charlene, I dealt with her both times and had zero issues. The last one was back in 2015.
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