Specializing in Fish & Only Fish! Serving Clients Nationwide.

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Marty Shimkus

Custom Painted Replicas and Habitats

Welcome to Fish Specialties Taxidermy, where every replica 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’ Fish Specialties Taxidermy is your man! We are known for our artistic, incredibly realistic replicas and custom habitats and 100% satisfaction guarantee – the best in the business! Fish Specialties has been THE premier fish-only taxidermy studio in the mid-west for over two decades and counting. Some of Marty’s clients include the Illinois DNR, the Illinois Historical Survey, tournament fishermen and many, many avid fishermen, women and children throughout the U.S. over the last 22 years! EVERY client’s fish replica is given the same attention to detail that has made our shop famous. We have also perfected our crating process and can safely ship your trophy anywhere in the U.S and Canada and at a great price! Please visit our showroom and the rest of our website to learn more about how we can recreate that trophy of a lifetime for you!

GET A FREE QUOTE FOR A CUSTOM PAINTED REPLICA HERE.

Click here for information about our online replica service and find out how we can offer our high quality, custom painted replicas at a great price & quick turnaround time shipped safely directly to you!

WHY CHOOSE FISH SPECIALTIES?

  • Nationally recognized Fish Artist/Taxidermist with over 20 years of experience working exclusively on fish.
  • BA in Art, Cornell College, ’85 and professionally trained in the Art of Fish Taxidermy
  • Custom painted replicas matched to your photo(s)
  • Excellent, 90-120 day turnaround time on most replicas (Rush orders also available)
  • The best customer service in the industry and 100% satisfaction guarantee!

Fish Specialties - Our Services

FRESHWATER

Freshwater replicas are our most popular service. When it comes to your freshwater prize, only trust the best!
Fish Specialties - Our Services

SALTWATER

Freshwater taxidermy is our most popular service. When it comes to your freshwater prize, trust the best.
Fish Specialties - Our Services

CUSTOM HABITATS

From small additions on up to more complex habitats, we have the background and experience to recreate whatever your imagination desires!
Fish Specialties - Our Services

EXOTICS AND AQUARIUM FISH

Several options available including replicas, custom molding/half casts or custom fabricated hand sculptures.
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Multi-talented artist, singer and musician “Averielle” sporting some of our Fish Specialties gear on the beach in St Croix!

We’re ready to handle your needs

Questions?  Feel free to contact Marty Shimkus via email at FishSpecialties@yahoo.com with any questions or concerns!

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