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  1. Should have added while I was at it, I considered going the wood carving route. The guy I talked to out of California would have done the carving plus a watercolor painting for $1100. The price was a bit much but it would have been done right....Next time.
  2. Thanks for your reply. If you could perhaps point me to a local taxidermist who might be able to reshape the tail, I could probably live with it. Just a shame though, you pay $700+ for a mount and don't get what you want. Kind of got that impression when talked to them on the phone - they were going to take it and do their own thing with it. Don't even mention the delivery, I'm lucky I even received it. They used UPS and I cringed when I heard that. I've had issues with these morons in the past and they didn't disappoint this time. Sure they got the first 4 numbers right but dropped the package at the wrong avenue. The box sat on the porch of these people's house all afternoon, they were honest and called to tell me it was there. All in all one crappy experience.
  3. Just wondering if anyone has had any experience with Advanced Taxidermy in Ontario. I have a neighbor who has had 4 fish done by them and is quite happy, so I decided to bite the bullet and get one for myself. A few years back, I caught a nice sized cutt on the North Ram that I wanted re-created. Talked to them a couple times on the phone, sent 2 detailed pictures and the size of the fish. What I got back (over a year later) was nothing like I was expecting. The cutt looks absolutely nothing like the one I caught. I can't even hang the picture next to it because it doesn't match. For a company that prides themselves in re-creating trophy fish, matching the dimensions and spot patterns, they totally crapped the bed on mine. This cutthroat also came with a perfectly square tail which no cutthroat that swims anywhere has. And they get damn right defensive when you call them on their errors. Buyer beware, nothing I can do about it, but I'll be steering clear from these guys if I ever want a re-creation done again.
  4. Might have been an off-pair??? I've been using my G3s for over 10 years and no troubles whatsoever.
  5. Noticed a guide I was with a couple of years back use this technique. I usually do what Don does and pinch them while tying.
  6. I once had an employees from one of those Calgary stores (can't remember which one) tell me that he tied every one of those flies himself....hmmm ok.
  7. I remember reading somewhere that the cutts in the Ram River system weren't true Westslopes, but Westslope/Yellowstone hybrids from the hatchery back in the 60s. Any truth to this?
  8. Obviously this social or physical distancing thing hasn't filtered up to the great white north. In the small town I live in, if someone lights a campfire, it attracts people like flies. Yesterday one of them had a fire in his driveway and there had to be about 8 of them standing around it after a time. Just have to shake my head. Can't wait for some open water so I can go sit by myself on my pontoon.
  9. After a move 3 years ago to the "Great White North", I fish a lake 2 1/2 hrs away that contains them. You think bull trout have big mouths? Catch a pig of a tiger and you'd be suprised.
  10. Report said it leaked from a tank...a 4000 cubic meter tank? 4000000L? Sounds pretty unlikely.I could see 4000L which is 4 cubic meters.
  11. I think it would be safe to say if I still lived in Central AB, I'd have my new (to me) pontoon. That is a good deal.
  12. Just cancelled my order for the Colorado, looking at the Fish Cat Panther 9' from the Fishin Hole. How about accessories - noticed the unit does not come with rod holders or anchor system. Can you get these from the Fishin Hole as well?
  13. It's been a long time since I've posted in here (years actually), but I'm in the market for an inflatable pontoon boat. Ordered one off Amazon, a Colorado XTS that's backordered. I'm not sure if they can even bring this model in anymore. Who's using what out there, and what do you recommend? I'm looking for something 9 feet long and I already have a 30lb thrust electric and battery box. Thanks - Mike
  14. Check this out...10 bucks and my left nut says these bastards kept this fish. https://youtu.be/rpvM56Av1Vk
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