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Just wondering if anyone has any replicas and how long you decided to? Also about how much it cost ya?

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my bro has a replica of an eye, but he got the replica of a fish he actually caught. it was a few years ago but the taxi charged $11/inch (well worth the money). taxi is prolly charging more now.

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Slayer, I think the rule of thumb seems to be about 10% more for a replica than a skin mount. However the replica will last longer plus we get to chase the fish another day.

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Down here one of the local taxidermist is $7 an inch for skin and $14 an inch for a replica.

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Joe Fittante and Rick Lax are about the best you can get anywhere in the Midwest that Ive seen, they make their own molds and charge the same for a Replica as a skin mount.

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Matt Yertarnich with Artistic Angler out of Duluth is the best in the midwest from what I have seen. Lifetime garuntee on replicas, I had a guest with a 21" replica smallmouth that matt did in 2001 fall of the wall while being dusted in 2006, they sent the pieces in and no questions asked matt replaced it and it looks good as the original.

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10% more for a replica ????

Was that supposed to be a JOKE?

Try 30 % OR more !

Im my neck of the woods

Going rate is $9.00 per inch on REAL FISH!

$14.00 For a Fake looking Replica

Who cares about a Lifetime warranty?....most of us wont be around

100 years from now anyway.

Brian K

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I have a 46" Pike from Fibertech out of Brainerd area. He did good work, I wanna say with a nice piece of driftwood it was $500 or so.

If I get another replica it will be by Fittante, he does the best work I've seen.

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I recently had a musky done by Fitante. I couldn't be happier with the way it looks. Very life-like, unlike many replicas you see. The fish was 51 x 26 and it cost about $650. He's a great guy and very customer friendly. I highly suggest using him.

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One more vote for Fittante, he did my buddy's bass and hand delivered it to his house in Mendota Heights because he had forgotten to bring it to the musky Expo. Great work, too

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Joe's doing a replica for our Chapter now and he let us use a mount for educational purposes last year for a few months Joe's one of the best guys you'll meet and hands down the man I would recommend

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Thanks guys that Fittante looks like he does a great job..prolly one of the cheapier ones too but yet with quality.

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