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“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!”

- Al Bridgford, Oak Brook Terrace, IL

(See Bridgford Project)


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Young boy holding a huge fish trophy that was created by Fish Specialties Taxidermy near Chicago IL
Welcome to Fish Specialties!
Where every mount is an original work of art.

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-time (fish-only) taxidermy studio since 2001. And we have grown into one of the premier fish studios in the country. We are known for our artistic, incredibly realistic presentations of your replica, traditional skin mount or restoration along with our custom habitats. No job is too big or too small. And every job gets the same painstaking attention to detail. Speaking of larger jobs, lately we have been more involved in the interior design aspects of our clients needs. Creating realistic works of beautiful Fine Art that will compliment or be the focal point in any décor. Please visit our gallery and the rest of our website to learn more about our services and how we can recreate that trophy of a lifetime and design something beautiful and unique for your man cave, home, cabin or office. Thank you!

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