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Replica cost?

11/16/18 @ 5:15 PM
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tool
tool
USER since 6/3/04

What does it cost these days to get a replica made?  How much per inch?

Let's say you caught a big female in the spring.  Do you just take the one mass measurement around biggest part of the belly, and then overall length, and then lots of pictures to get colors correct?

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3/25/19 @ 10:08 AM
Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12

Artistic Angler out of Duluth MN has been in the replica business for 20 years.  His current rate is $17 an inch,  He has created Replicas for most of the Cabelas stores, and currently has an 8 month backlog.

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1/11/19 @ 4:13 PM
SnakeSter
SnakeSter
MEMBER since 7/9/12

Replicas are too expensive for my taste. I’ll just keep the fish and have it done the old fashion way. No way I’d pay that much. Not cause I don’t have money, but my money isn’t spent like that. They don’t look as realistic either in my opinion. 

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11/19/18 @ 12:51 PM
tool
tool
USER since 6/3/04

Wow!  I had no idea replica’s costed that much these days.  Thanks guys!

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11/18/18 @ 11:34 AM
ayeFeesh
ayeFeesh
USER since 5/17/11

Tipping the taxidermist? Not to derail the thread, but I have never heard of that before?

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11/17/18 @ 10:18 PM
murman
murman
USER since 11/4/08

Most places are about $18 - $24 an inch.  So if you had 29" walleye, your looking at $522 - $696, not including the tip.  

Edited on 11/17/18 10:20 PM
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11/17/18 @ 8:08 PM
ayeFeesh
ayeFeesh
USER since 5/17/11

$16-25+ per inch. 

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