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False contemplating a replica or skin mount. The trout’s colors will fade within minutes, and good color photos will help the taxidermist make your trout look like the one you caught. If you’re planning on a skin mount, lay the fish on a flat surface with its fins tucked in. Wet a towel and wrap the fish in it as soon as possible, making sure it stays flat and the tail is not curled. Get it to the taxi-dermist as soon as possible. A fiberglass or graphite reproduction typically costs about 50% more than a traditional skin mount, but should last forever with a little care. You’ll need to provide the length and girth of the fish and one or more good photos. Good taxidermists are excellent artists and can make the trout look very lifelike. And don’t be a cheapskate when it comes to having your trophy mounted. Visit a few taxidermists and ask to see examples of the species you’re planning to have mounted. Today’s digital cameras do a good job of capturing that trout of a lifetime, but don’t be a slave to TC ( Trout Correctness). A healthy trout stream can support occasional harvest, so if you want a skin mount of your trophy, go for it! And a good taxidermist will skin your trout and send that trout home for you to grill, so you won’t be killing the trout for the mount alone. Dress lightly during the dog days. It is very important to bring some water with you. Stay away from caffein-ated drinks, which tend to dehydrate you. A good sunscreen is also a must. Apply waterproof SPF 30 half an hour before hitting the stream – it needs to sink in to be effective Re- apply it half way through the outing. And a large- brimmed hat or a double- billed cap will help cut glare and save you from skin cancer later in life.