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Leather Redfish “Mount”

Old 05-19-2019, 10:06 AM
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Default Leather Redfish “Mount”

Never really planned to sell this as it was an experiment to prove to myself I could do it but I’d like to test to waters and see if there’s a market for this kind of leather “art”. It’s a 1:1 scale slotsize (22” tail length) redfish. I can’t tell you the hours I spent carving and tooling this redfish not counting the trial and error of getting it “right”, every single detail and scale was drawn, carved, then tooled by hand. It consists of the carved/tooled front panel, the dorsal fins are part of the large “front panel”, the pectoral, ventral and anal fins are separate pieces that were carved/tooled and stitched into place. While stitching the front to the “back” I used a mixture of stiffener and shredded paper to stuff it and give it depth. The rear panel is stained but has no carving/tooling, just my maker’s mark and a heavy duty mounting bracket. The eye and the spot on the tail are hand painted and the entire piece has been sealed. I have no clue what to ask for it but based on materials alone vs. how I price my goods, I’d be happy with something in the $500 range, but please feel free to shoot any offers my way if there’s any interest, I’m also open to 30class reels and larger, Avets preferred. I’m testing the waters and would like to gauge how to price them and if they’ll be financially viable for me to create. If you’d like more pictures, please feel free to shoot me a PM.




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Old 05-20-2019, 04:34 PM
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That really is awesome. I am so tempted to make you an offer. Truly a one of a kind.
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Old 05-27-2019, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Catching Chrome View Post
That really is awesome. I am so tempted to make you an offer. Truly a one of a kind.
Greatly appreciate the kind words!
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Old 05-27-2019, 10:39 AM
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Awesome
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Old 05-28-2019, 07:29 AM
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It would look great with a snook and tarpon. Great job.
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It would look great with a snook and tarpon. Great job.
Tarpon is on the horizon for sure, I’m looking into airbrushing them for a little more realism. On that note if anyone is interested in trading for the redfish, I’d be more than interested in a 30 class or larger trade!
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Very nice !
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