A Guide To Catfish Taxidermy – Get A Trophy To Last A Lifetime

The body and fins of the catfish is cast in a fiberglass reinforced polyester resin.

At this point the mold has no color whatsoever or any other markings to distinguish its features. Therefore, it is referred to as the “blank” mold by taxidermist.

Now it is time to put those artistic skills to work. The taxidermist must paint the catfish and turn it into that trophy fish that you will always cherish.

Throughout the years a wide variety of fish molds have been constructed and reproduced to be sold and used by taxidermist everywhere. What this means is that there is no need to make a mold from scratch each time the taxidermy needs one. This was made possible when it became apparent that a specific species of catfish measuring a certain length will have the same shape as another. It is for this reason that it would be unnecessary to make a new one every time they need it.

The mold is just the base to work with, the taxidermist still needs to paint it and make it look like the real thing. The molds have made catfish taxidermy much easier since these fish are so hard to skin. They are also the perfect solution for when an angler catches that big one but must release it due to the “catch and release” regulation of the lake it was caught in.

Get that trophy fish that will last a lifetime by using taxidermy to preserve the catfish in a way that it can be viewed and shown off for many years. There is nothing quite like it and you will always have a permanent reminder of the day you caught that big one.

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Dan Eggertsen is a fellow catfish fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on catfish fishing since 2004.

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