Do you love big bluegill?
Looks good. What fish or fishes did this guy do for you? I'm considering having a salmon done by a guy out west.
There are more replica artist out there now and many are very good and expensive. Still, gotta research your artist just like you would check out a taxidermist.
How big is that jumbo?
Rich did a 6-4 Smallmouth for me that came out fantastic. I am also having him do a large Bluegill Hybrid for me right now. He actually specializes in trout and salmon. Here's a link to the Coldwater Gallery on his site:
No idea how big that jumbo was, as it was taken from his site. I know several other people who have used Rich for their replica mounts, and they are all extremely happy with the results.
That is exactly what thrills me about this. I released the 10 3/4" Bluegill Hybrid that I caught recently, but a nearly perfect replica will be on my wall in a few months. I hope Bruce doesn't mind me posting this, but here is the link to the website:
I have no affiliation with the taxidermist/artist other than he has done GREAT work for me.
Tim's work is fantastic. Thanks for sharing the link.