Paddlefish Bill European Mount

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Paddlefish Bill European Mount

Unread postby seazofcheeze » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:35 pm

Got my paddlefish bill euro mount back today, pretty neat looking.

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Re: Paddlefish Bill European Mount

Unread postby Dewey » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:36 pm

Now there’s something you don’t see everyday. Interesting. 8-)
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Re: Paddlefish Bill European Mount

Unread postby mikear » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:18 pm

That’s truly amazing! Love the shadow box, too. I assume it’s very fragile?

Got some bigguns here in OK but I’ve never taken the chance to snag them, I’ve heard it’s a blast.
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Re: Paddlefish Bill European Mount

Unread postby Kokes » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:30 pm

Awesome Seaz..did they used dermestid beetles to clean the skull?
Also are you doing anything with the other critters you shot this year?
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Re: Paddlefish Bill European Mount

Unread postby seazofcheeze » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:40 pm

Dewey wrote:Now there’s something you don’t see everyday. Interesting. 8-)


I had actually never seen one prior to learning about paddlefish season in Montana, but I was living a sheltered life, so that's not saying much :lol:

mikear wrote:That’s truly amazing! Love the shadow box, too. I assume it’s very fragile?

Got some bigguns here in OK but I’ve never taken the chance to snag them, I’ve heard it’s a blast.


It looks pretty fragile. It's all cartilage from what I understand. I left it in the box so I didn't break it with my ape hands. You should get out and give the snagging a whirl one day. Pretty fun when you finally hook into one!

Kokes wrote:Awesome Seaz..did they used dermestid beetles to clean the skull?
Also are you doing anything with the other critters you shot this year?


Yea, it was cleaned with beetles.

As for the other critters...
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Mounting them all! Memories > Money :dance:
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Re: Paddlefish Bill European Mount

Unread postby Kokes » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:43 am

seazofcheeze wrote:
Dewey wrote:Now there’s something you don’t see everyday. Interesting. 8-)


I had actually never seen one prior to learning about paddlefish season in Montana, but I was living a sheltered life, so that's not saying much :lol:

mikear wrote:That’s truly amazing! Love the shadow box, too. I assume it’s very fragile?

Got some bigguns here in OK but I’ve never taken the chance to snag them, I’ve heard it’s a blast.


It looks pretty fragile. It's all cartilage from what I understand. I left it in the box so I didn't break it with my ape hands. You should get out and give the snagging a whirl one day. Pretty fun when you finally hook into one!

Kokes wrote:Awesome Seaz..did they used dermestid beetles to clean the skull?
Also are you doing anything with the other critters you shot this year?


Yea, it was cleaned with beetles.

As for the other critters...
Oprah.jpg

Mounting them all! Memories > Money :dance:


Awesome man love it...can’t wait to see em when theyre done
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Re: Paddlefish Bill European Mount

Unread postby Bigburner » Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:12 pm

That is rad! I’ve seen some cool stuff over my way with bill fish mounts where they meld bill with the tail with some of my buddies who are old school offshore fisherman but that paddle fish is about one of the most unique things I’ve seen in a while.
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Re: Paddlefish Bill European Mount

Unread postby Ghost Hunter » Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:45 pm

That looks good!
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Unread postby Swamp Stache » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:54 am

Looks awesome! Never seen one of those. How were the steaks from it?
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Re: Paddlefish Bill European Mount

Unread postby seazofcheeze » Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:04 am

Swamp Stache wrote:Looks awesome! Never seen one of those. How were the steaks from it?


I enjoyed the fish. Closest thing I can compare it to is swordfish. Mild taste, but firm light pink flesh. I'd definitely eat it again.
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Re: Paddlefish Bill European Mount

Unread postby Moose » Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:05 am

That looks awesome.
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Unread postby mheichelbech » Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:19 pm

Beautiful!
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Re: Paddlefish Bill European Mount

Unread postby Hawthorne » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:42 pm

Really cool looking!
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Re: Paddlefish Bill European Mount

Unread postby hunter_mike » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:00 pm

:clap: awesome
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Re: Paddlefish Bill European Mount

Unread postby Tapeworm » Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:24 pm

That is very unique

Nature is pretty impressive at making cool stuff


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