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Just thought it would be fun to see what people think about these two mounts. One of them is a skin mount and one is a replica...
 

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If i had to guess, i would say the pike is the replica...
 

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I would guess the Laker is the Replica?

I had a skin mount of a 7 1/2 lb Largemouth start cracking and drying out after 12 months :mad: Get the Replica and release the fish if you can.
 

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Ahh, its a musky. ive only hooked one small one in my time, so im not very good at identifying them...

either way though, i still think the laker is the skin mount. the heads and mouths of fiberglass replicas always have a peculiar look, and as far as i can tell it looks to be the fake of the two...so im stickin with my first decision...

by the way, thats a nice looking skin mount of your pike, Don...
 

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Even thought the muskie looks like it has a bad paint job (maaco) I voted for the muskie the lake trout has picture next to it like most replicas do...just my throry..

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what is the average cost per inch for a skin mount compared to a replica anyone know?
 

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Maybe Work2fish had his musky painted at Earl Shives...

Im just kidding Work...at least you have a musky...let me check mine. yup, as i thought, i still dont have one, so who am i to poke fun
 

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TroutHunter said:
Even thought the muskie looks like it has a bad paint job (maaco) I voted for the muskie the lake trout has picture next to it like most replicas do...just my throry..

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what is the average cost per inch for a skin mount compared to a replica anyone know?
Maaco? Geez, guys do you really think it is that bad? :'( Actually, I'm going to turn it around and say that most Colorado guys don't have a good idea of what true musky (not tiger musky) colors should be -- I caught this one up in Minnesota and here is a picture of a small section of the fish's skin on the day I caught it:



The mount's paint job looks pretty close to me! ;D No hard feelings, eh?

Also, from my experience the cost is ~$10/inch for a skin mount, ~$12/inch for a replica mount... But you must also include the cost of a plaque if you want one...
 

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fishingkats said:
ok im going to ask

how much did it cost

for each of them
That would give it away -- they were both 36" fish! :) Oops, I guess I didn't have to mention that... :p
 

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I cant argue about not knowing what color a musky is...so no theres worry of insulting me as far as thats concerned

i still think it looks pink though ;)
 

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btw, can't a moderator figure out how I voted on the poll? Of course, I may have picked the wrong one on purpose... :-X

So far the vote is 50/50 which is interesting.
 

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Sorry Work, im not much of a moderator...in fact i can barely figure out how to use my computer half of the time, so something like determining whom voted for what is beyond me.

...however i can still continue to post on your thread, making fun of your pink musky...if that helps
 

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Rottal said:
Sorry Work, im not much of a moderator...in fact i can barely figure out how to use my computer half of the time, so something like determining whom voted for what is beyond me.

...however i can still continue to post on your thread, making fun of your pink musky...if that helps
:D :D :D

All I can say is that it must have been the camera flash or the reflections off of the beer steins 'cause she's not really pink unless I'm wearing rose colored glasses...
 

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Perhaps it was a hybrid...that was derived from cross breeding a musky with this:

 

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Rottal said:
Perhaps it was a hybrid...that was derived from cross breeding a musky with this:
I have heard of such hybrids with Pike, but not Muskies ;)
 

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Pink hybrid pike:


It's easy to see how one might get confused between a Pike and a Musky as their markings are sooo similar... ::)
 
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