Custom Saltwater Taxidermy
Make the big catch of today, the awesome mount of a lifetime. We specialize in catch and release (or catch and eat) saltwater fish mounts. With a few measurements and a picture (if possible) of your release, we can make that “Great Release Memory” into a “Long Lasting Trophy”. All our fish mounts are meticulously hand painted with individual care by a professional fish taxidermy artist. Our reproduction fish are made of composite materials that are designed to out last and look more realistic than the best skin mounted fish (real fish skinned and dried to make a mount). Reproduction Fish are much better than skin mounts for many reasons:
- Composite materials will last for years to come with very little care and skin mounts even with the best care, will still start to fail after just a few years.
- Our fish mounts in many cases have better details and more lifelike anatomy than skin mounts, because everyone of our fish are made from molds cast from fresh intact fish. High quality mounts, help make high quality fish replicas more realistic.
- With a few simple measurements (length and girth) from your fish we can match the size of your fish and recreate your memory of that great catch. With skin mounts you have no mount unless you have the entire dead fish which is not always possible and in some cases illegal. With replica fish mounts you can have your fish and eat it too.
- Superior paint (lifelike colors) and expert painting skills will make the coloration of your mount become brilliant, when this is combined with lifelike eyes, thin realistic fins and great detail your mount will appear to “Be Alive!”
There is no fish too big or too small for our services! We also make custom mounts and displays for homes, restaurants, and stores. We can mount almost any fish (fresh or saltwater) ship anywhere in the U.S. and some locations outside the U.S.
About The Artist
Owner and artist Chris Kimrey is a life long artist, fish enthusiast and outdoorsman. Coming from a family full of outdoors lovers, he has spent his entire life expressing his love for fishing and the outdoors with his art. Having a true passion for saltwater fish in particular, 20 years ago he started making replicas as a hobby. Since then Chris has become an authority in professional quality fish mounts. With his many years of spearfishing, scuba diving, freshwater, inshore and offshore fishing, covering 3/4 of the United States and much of the Caribbean, fish have become his true calling in life. His passion, combined with an artistic talent many consider “gifted”, and a strong eye for detail have made Chris Kimrey the “Custom Saltwater Taxidermist”.
Send us a picture and measurements of your Catch and we will make you a long lasting replica.
Starting at $18 per inch
For mounts larger than 125 inches please contact us for a quote.
If you’re looking to have your mount touched up, give our artist the opportunity to rejuvenate and improve your mount to original beauty.