“Bridgford Foods is now sponsoring Professional Angler Randy Blaukat on the Walmart/FLW Bass Tour. People are blown away by the displays you created. Even professional anglers have never seen such fine work. I could not be happier. The entire display looks phenomenal. It is truly a work of Art. Thanks Marty!”
“Marty, I'm more than pleased with the artistry of your work. The match of the colors of this fish are TRUE to the habitat from which it came. The mount was placed beside two smallmouth replicas and yours by far was dead on. Mine was the smallest of the three, but stood out because of your perfection to detail and realism.”
Ed Bohn, Alsip, Illinois
“I just received my Barracuda replica and you have far exceeded my expectations. This thing looks great! I just wanted to say a job well done and thank you very much. What made me settle on you was your credentials (and I looked a lot!). You appeared to have the artistic background and the tutelage from a taxidermist that had a great resume. Thanks”
“I have fished all my life and have been trying to have my most exciting catches mounted over the years. Marty has done a number of my catches – 9 mounts so far, and all of them came out fantastic! His accuracy in mounting these fish was excellent. He has a real sense of how best to display each fish. I obviously have NOT been disappointed with his work!”
“Marty has created a Musky and a Northern Pike replica for me and both are spectacular! His work goes beyond the professional level to the artistic. I wouldn't go anywhere else to capture the memory of catching a prized fish”
“Thanks again and just want to reiterate how happy I am with the excellent work you did on this fish for me. Take care, Rachit "
Welcome to Fish Specialties Taxidermy, where every mount is an original work of Art.
When looking to recreate that special moment the most important thing you can do
is to choose the right person for the job. Marty Shimkus is a degreed Artist (Cornell
College – 1985) who has also been professionally trained in the Art of Fish Taxidermy.
We have been operating a successful full-