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Best Replicas of Bass #12668249
03/12/18 03:15 AM
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Who makes the best replicas of big bass here in Texas?

Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox] #12668256
03/12/18 03:21 AM
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Fishmounter seems to have some good looking fish! Lake Fork will come up a lot.

Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox] #12668264
03/12/18 03:29 AM
03/12/18 03:29 AM
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Universal City Tx.
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Bryan Russell (904)-716-7048 Does EXCELLENT work! He has done several for me and they are simply outstanding! cheers




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Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox] #12668266
03/12/18 03:33 AM
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Shreveport, LA
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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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Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox] #12668308
03/12/18 04:34 AM
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I used lake fork taxidermy once before and would not recommended them.

Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox] #12668358
03/12/18 10:31 AM
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San Antonio TX
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Bryan Russell aka Fish Mounter! Excellent. woot

Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox] #12668471
03/12/18 01:18 PM
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Ellis County, Texas
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My vote is on FishMounter. For an actual replica, the size, shape, color, fins and markings were right on.

Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox] #12668513
03/12/18 01:45 PM
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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.

Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: hoodat92] #12668932
03/12/18 05:00 PM
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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.

Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox] #12668945
03/12/18 05:06 PM
03/12/18 05:06 PM
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Frisco, TX. and Lake Fork
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Lake Fork Taxidermy

Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox] #12669184
03/12/18 07:33 PM
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East Texas
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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



Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox] #12669189
03/12/18 07:39 PM
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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.


"Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out" - Zachary Troy Schrah - a young man with vision far beyond his years.
Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox] #12669192
03/12/18 07:43 PM
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Houston, TX
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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.


"Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out" - Zachary Troy Schrah - a young man with vision far beyond his years.
Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: fouzman] #12669394
03/12/18 09:48 PM
03/12/18 09:48 PM
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Jacksonville, FL
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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"

Re: Best Replicas of Bass [Re: Fishingfox] #12669404
03/12/18 09:54 PM
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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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