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If you are interested in do-it-yourself taxidermy, but are unsure of how to get started, you've come to the right place! Simply click 'Register,' enter your name, email address, and create a secure password, and you will have immediate access to all thirty-three of my online taxidermy videos. Throughout this series I will give you insight to the taxidermy practices used by professionals. We will go through everything from the proper fish skinning technique to hide care. Before you know it, you will be able to perform your own taxidermy!!

Fish Mounting & Coloring

Instructional learning experience brings families closer
Lesson 1:
Fishing with Sophia, Bob, & Dan

Fish Taxidermy Begins With Eyes & Manikin
Lesson 2:
Fish Taxidermy begins with Eyes & Manikin

Cleaning the fish and picking the show side of the fish
Lesson 3:
Cleaning the fish and picking the "Show Side" of the fish

Measuring your fish
Lesson 4:
Measuring your fish & record on "Order Card"

Create an incision along the back
Lesson 5:
Creating the incision along the back

How to properly skin your fish
Lesson 6:
How to properly skin your fish

Properly cleaning your fish
Lesson 7:
Cleaning your fish: the Skin, Fin Bases, Head Juncture and Cheeks

Best Practice for preserving the skin
Lesson 8:
Best Practice for Preserving the Skin

Pre fit and then prep
Lesson 9:
Pre-fit and then Prep your Manikin

Mounting cradle with pegs
Lesson 10:
Mounting Cradle with Pegs

Sewing and preserving the throat
Lesson 11:
Sewing and Preserving the Throat

Apply skin onto the manakin
Lesson 12:
Mix and Apply Skin onto the Manikin

Paste the manikin
Lesson 13:
Paste the Manikin and then Mount the Skin onto the Manikin

Fill in the cheeks and set the eyes
Lesson 14:
Fill in the Cheeks and Set the Eyes

Position the fins
Lesson 15:
Position and Card the Fins

Properly coating the fins
Lesson 16:
Remove Carding and Coat the Fins

Finish the back seam with silk span
Lesson 17:
Finish up the Back Seam with Silk Span

Balance and secure your fish
Lesson 18:
Balance Your Fish and Secure Hanger

Rebuild areas with epoxy
Lesson 19:
Rebuild Areas with epoxy

Flat wash practice
Lesson 20:
Flat Wash Exercise

Grade wash exercise
Lesson 21:
Grade Wash Exercise

Dot practice
Lesson 22:
Dot Exercise

Vermiculation Practice
Lesson 23:
Vermiculation Exercise

Paper Fish Exercise
Lesson 24:
"Paper Fish" Exercise

Seal and paint your fish
Lesson 25:
Seal and Paint Largemouth

Clean the eye and apply the gloss finish
Lesson 26:
Clean the Eye and apply Gloss Finish