|The marlin after.|
I looked on the internet for tips on how to restore the poor beast, but there wasn't a lot available. Apparently, people rarely work with the carcass of the fish any more when they want a mount. Rather, they make a cast of the fish and simply have a replica of the fish they caught to hang on the wall.
But this boy is the real deal, real fins, real scales, real spike up front. I suppose it makes the whole thing a little more difficult to deal with.
I didn't end up with a perfect fish, but it does look okay in the photos, and once it's hung on the wall, far enough up that you can't see the flaws so vividly, it will look good. And I think the boy is a happy camper.
|The marlin before|