“We are the fish experts, because fish is all we do.”
At Kingfisher, we specialize in fish taxidermy. We are famous for our skin mounts, replicas, and Gyotaku fish prints.
Skin Mounts – Kingfisher has built a highly recognized and renowned reputation for excellent skin mount fish taxidermy. Skin mounting is taking the actual fish, saving the real skin, fins, head, gills, teeth and throat and preparing the fish as a trophy mount that will last for generations. Skin mounts on fish are becoming very scarce as less and less taxidermists ever even learn the process. Other taxidermists shy away from skin mounts because of the intense amount of labor involved. We at Kingfisher have built a niche for ourselves by offering skin mounting services to people across the country, fish from both fresh and salt water, and every fish species that lends itself to this beautiful art form.
Replicas – As the movement toward conservation grows, catch and release programs, tournaments, and anglers of all ages and walks of life are turning to replicas. Replicas at Kingfisher are cast from a mold and are made out of fiberglass. We also have the ability to mold your own fish, should he not survive the fight. The benefits of a replica are the ability to order in multiples, one for the lodge, one for the house, or one for the father, son, and grandson, or even one for each member of the tournament winning crew. Replicas are created from your photos and measurements and are as realistic and beautiful as the actual fish. When measuring for a replica mount, if possible, remember to take a girth measurement around the thickets part of the fish. For billfish, please measure tip of bill to tip of tail for overall total length. Keep in mind, the more photos the better. So click as fast as you can, then release your animal back to the water unharmed. Here at Kingfisher we thank you for your conservation!
Gyotaku Fish Prints – Gyo “fish” + taku “rubbing”. This traditional Japanese method of printing fish dates back to the mid 1800’s. Originating as a way for fisherman to record their catches, it was soon after developed into a art form. An art form that in house artist Sandra Margret has been practicing for the past 33 years. In that time her skills have only strengthened and now cover walls near and far.