Fish art taxidermy
Winner of the
BEST IN WORLD COLDWATER FISH
CARL E. AKELEY AWARD
at the 2009
World Taxidermy Championships
in St. Charles, Missouri
Watch Jeff in Colorado Outdoors Magazine's 'Fish Art' Creating a Reproduction Fish-Mount (Time-Lapse).
My wife and I have been lucky enough to have fished all over the country, from chasing world record Golden Trout in the Wind River Range, catching large tarpon in the Key’s, salmon in Alaska and many other species in between. In my years of fishing I have caught many trophy fish including two line class world record fish, which I of course had mounted.
It was through years of having my own fish mounted and being unhappy with the quality of work I received that I decided I was going to learn the art of taxidermy.
Throughout my training, some of the best knowledge I received was through competing in taxidermy competitions. I began doing taxidermy as a hobby in 1995 and started competing in 1997. I soon discovered what I could learn from the advice I received from those who judged my work over the years. It was that year that I began doing fish taxidermy full time. After several years of competing, I started judging competitions in 2001. I have been honored to have been able to judge at State shows, Nationals and The Worlds, including the European Championships. Attending these competitions allows me to keep up with modern techniques around the world to give the best to my clients.
I take pride in doing the most lifelike mounts with modern techniques that will provide lasting memories; from mounting someone’s “once in a lifetime” trophy to a little one’s first fish.
I look forward to working with you. Give me a call and let’s discuss your taxidermy needs.
I have fished extensively throughout Colorado as well as all over the United States and Mexico. I used to fish over 250 days a year (that was before I was married of course). I am knowledgeable in warm water, cold water, and saltwater species.
A little about me