|Project by rance||posted 01-30-2012 05:19 AM||3119 views||27 times favorited||23 comments|
Well, I caught this one myself. I saw it in the Poplar so I went after it. I took my new scrollsaw, loaded her up with a lure, and started casting. I threw it long and started slowly reeling in. About half way back she took the bait and I set the hook. She fought for all she was worth. I would bring her in 20 yards and she would pull back 10. It was a long struggle but I finally got her back to the boat. I skinned her and filleted two nice slabs of meat and cooked them over an open fire. All that was left was the bones. I mounted them on this piece of Mahogany for all to see. For as they say… “No pics, it never happened.”. Yep, THIS one DID happen and here’s the pictures to prove it.
Poplar bones: Roughed to outline. Sanded curvature to shape. Then scrollsawed the bones. Mounted on Mahogany using two 1/2” Birch dowels. Finished with spray Laquer.
I think I’m going out fishing again. Wanna come join me? Bring an ice chest with some cold Pepsi and we’ll be on our way.
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