Friday, August 19, 2011
A STEP BACK IN TIME
Hello my friends. I thought that I would take a few steps back to our very first meeting. If you remember the first picture you saw of me was with a beautiful Brown trout. What a fish! What a memory! What a catch! OK. Let's move on.
I had a lot of people ask me about the fate of the fish. Well my friends, if you knew the secret spot that I caught the fish you too could experience the thrill of landing the beauty. After the quick photo session, it was released to go back and put on a few pounds and a couple of inches. It swam away in great condition ready to give the next angler ( or me again ) the opportunity for another great photo session.
Just to update you once again, the fish was caught on a Rapala No.7 Gold original. Go to http://www.rapala.com/ to view this lure.
I then decided that I would love to have this fish hanging on my wall. The fish was 23 3/4 inches and weighed 6 lbs. So my search began for a company that would mount it the way I wanted. I would have to have the replica made from the few good pictures that I had taken at riverside. After a tedious search on line, I decided to send the pictures to Bass Pro's Wildlife Creations. I talked to them on the phone and gave details of the fish. After getting their input, I made my decision and below is the result.
The fish looks awesome and is a great addition to the wall. They even did a great job with the mouth and teeth. The material used feels like the actual fish. I was very pleased with the outcome. And all this from a few pictures. Give them a try if you are looking to have a replica made from your prize catch. www.basspro/wildlifecreations .
Well, there it is to all who were curious. I hope you enjoy the picture and story as much as I am enjoying the mount.
Thanks to my wife Carol for her fine photographic work.
Try it! You' ll like it.
'Til next time