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Hunter's Haven
02-28-2011, 09:07 AM
It was a great day of fishing with my buddy Mike Becker, aka Topsail Angler, on August 4th, 2007. That was the day we boated and released my first and to date only sailfish just off of Wrightsville Beach. I finally got around to doing a mount for myself and I have to say I think it's a beaut! Hope you enjoy.

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj272/huntershaven1/GerysSailfish2.jpg

tcfisherman
02-28-2011, 09:26 AM
That's a great looking sailfish........Tc.

NCangler
02-28-2011, 09:28 AM
Wow! Beautiful work!

DownEastFisherman
02-28-2011, 09:37 AM
Nice!!!!!!!

jimbeamii
02-28-2011, 09:52 AM
Very nice Gery!

sundrop
02-28-2011, 10:31 AM
Lookin goooddd!!!!!

Scott Hobbs
02-28-2011, 11:07 AM
Looks great Gery....I saw the one you did last year at the Fish Fest 2010 in Wilmington....those are some beautiful fish. Catch, release and still get a great mount.

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Hunter's Haven
02-28-2011, 12:04 PM
Hey Scott,
Missed seeing you there this year. It was a great time and bigger than last years. Hope to see you soon.

Topsail Angler
03-01-2011, 06:25 PM
It was a beauty the day you caught it, and it's a beautiful mount too! I'll never forget that day, king mackerel fishing on a 19' boat 7 miles offshore - first fish of the day - wham! Sail on. When Gery said that I thought he was joking till I looked over my shoulder and saw it behind the boat. I saw the mount last week up close and personal - you did an amazing job recreating that fish!

Flytyingyaker
03-01-2011, 07:53 PM
Beautiful work. Where in your house is it going to hang.

I am hoping to get a Red on the fly this year worthy of a Replica mount. I have set my standard at 30" or bigger. You better believe you will be getting a call from me when that happens.

Hunter's Haven
03-01-2011, 08:35 PM
Beautiful work. Where in your house is it going to hang.

I am hoping to get a Red on the fly this year worthy of a Replica mount. I have set my standard at 30" or bigger. You better believe you will be getting a call from me when that happens.

It's already hanging over the couch on a wall all to itself. Yep that was a memorable day for sure. Guess next time I'll have to man the wheel so Mike can experience the thrill of the fight!

I'll be looking to hear from you on the Red. I'm working on a smaller one right now. The fish is done but I need to incorporate it into a scene before the upcoming show in a few weeks. I'll post a pic as soon as I get it all put together.

Flytyingyaker
03-01-2011, 08:39 PM
Sweet well I will get to see it live at the show. I should be manning Hook Line and Paddle's booth at least on Saturday maybe Sunday