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Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:37 pm 
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Bought this carved fish plaque on eBay for $24:



Pulled off the fish, covered plaque background with white birch bark, reattached fish and added a coat of high gloss poly:



I used the fish plaque on the cover of this book for inspiration:


This is an earlier square plaque I did:



Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:43 am 
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Wow, what a difference. Nice job!


Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:03 am 
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Nice, Mike!


Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:06 am 
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Nice Mike-And great eBay find! Amazing that a carved and nicely painted fish could be bought for $24!

Keep at it! Bad Bob


Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:00 am 
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Thanks Ron, John and Bob- here’s another photo of the completed plaque and the wall I hung it on:




Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:11 am 
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Very nice! makes me want to take a couple of fish I mounted25 years ago and mount them on Birch Bark. Thank you for the inspiration Mike


Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:31 pm 
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Bill:

Birch are readily available in the acidic mountain soil (pH 5.0-6.0) where I live. But if you don’t have access to birch trees, numerous sellers offer peeled birch bark at cheap prices on eBay and Amazon. I use wood glue and clamp the bark between a board and the plaque. If the birch appears dirty, I use white wall tire spray cleaner and rinse it off.

Here is one link:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Birch-Bark-Rol ... 0005.m1851

Mike N


Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:00 pm 
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spend a good deal of the Summer in Northern Michigan and Northern Ontario ---plenty of Birch-- thanks for thinking of me


Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:06 am 
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I just noticed this great photo posted in July on the Fish Tales forum by John E of author and fly fishing tackle historian AJ Campbell taken at the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in Rangeley, Maine.

Note the old fish plaque on the wall and the interwoven threading along the birch bark border:



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