Mount Your Trophy Bass as an Ashtray
These plans are to make a trophy fish mount ashtray.
While the thrill of catching a big fish lasts only
a few minutes, the pleasure of reminisces,
or telling your friends about it, can last for years if
you mount the head to serve as a cigarette
holder or ash tray.
When removing the head,
it's best to leave about 2 in. of the skin on it. If you
forgot to do this, the skin can be imitated with plaster
of paris. After as much flesh as possible as
been removed, the mouth is propped open with a
stick so that it resembles the one in Fig. 2. Then it
is placed in a bucket or can of 5 per cent-formaldehyde
solution, Fig. 3. It should be left in this solution
for at least 3 days, or it can be left until ready
When you are ready
to mount the head, it is
taken out of the solution,
rinsed in running
water as in Fig. 5, then
dipped in denatured alcohol,
Fig. 4, and hung
up to dry. After it has
dried, which will only
be a few minutes, it is
given a coat inside and
out of water glass, Fig. 6.
When dry ...
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