Fish Specialities Online Replica Service
How It Works

Fill out the “Replica Quote Form” below. Fill in as much information as possible. We will respond via email usually within 24 hours to verify the availability of your requested size and confirm your total costs including shipping. We will offer you your choice of available sizes and positions along with any optional items you may wish to add (eg. driftwood, hardwood panel, trophy plate, etc.). Our estimate is good for 90 days.

Once you decide to move forward with your trophy replica, please call Marty at 815-744-1380 to discuss specifics of your job and make payment arrangements. 50% down is required to start every job with final payment due prior to shipment of your trophy. We accept all major credit cards, personal checks, or money orders for payment.

Your trophy replica is custom painted to your photo(s) and the back is signed and dated by one of our talented artists. Your replica is truly a “one of a kind” piece of Art! Your trophy is then carefully crated and shipped (insured) safely to you (Note: we contact you via email or text just prior to shipment to make final shipping arrangements). We have perfected our crating process and there is no extra charge for crating. Fish Specialties Taxidermy is proud to say that in over 20 years in business we have NEVER had one of our fish damaged that we have crated ourselves!

Lastly, we ask that you please let us know when you receive your trophy and to also let us know how pleased you are with your replica and our service! We truly appreciate any feedback on ways we can improve upon your experience!

Thank you, Marty Shimkus

Owner/Operator Fish Specialties Taxidermy

Why Choose Our Online Replica Service?

The Best Artists

We have some of the most talented artists and taxidermists in the industry. Every fish replica is custom painted to your photo(s). AND, you get our fantastic, individual service we’re known for that the “big box” shops simply cannot compete. Just check out our work by visiting any of our artist’s galleries!

Fair Prices

You’re having the trophy of a lifetime replicated. You don’t want to cut corners! We offer the best artists & highest quality, highly detailed replicas available. By using our online replica service it saves us time (time saved from the daily interruptions answering phone calls from robots and telemarketers!) And allows us to spend more time on your replica! Our prices reflect the talent and time we put into each and every replica!

Great Turnaround Time

By having several highly talented and qualified artists we can do better on turnaround time than most other shops! Our turnaround time for most freshwater replicas is 60-90 days and for most saltwater replicas 90-120 days! We will confirm our turnaround time with you when we call you for details and payment.

Online Replica Form

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* For extra large fish 52 inches or longer, we will need to use FedEx or UPS (your choice). Please contact Marty for custom shipping rate for larger replicas. Note: Currently, we are not accepting Bill-fish or Shark jobs. Please contact Marty if recommendations are needed.

**Returns: Returned items must be received in original, undamaged condition within 30 days of shipping date for a full refund. There is no re-stocking fee. However, return shipping charges and insurance are the responsibility of the customer. All returns must be prior approved.

***Minimum charge of $325 for most freshwater wall mount replicas. $395 minimum for coldwater and saltwater species.