Once you have paid your deposit, your fish is immediately started. A welcome email including information on your order and an updated invoice will be sent to the address you provided. When you return home from your vacation, we recommend calling our office using the information found on the top right-hand corner of your invoice with any questions you may have.
Time to celebrate! Congratulations! You caught a fish of a lifetime! At this moment, our representatives are working with our main office to begin the taxidermy process. Enjoy and we will be in touch with you shortly.
Once the deposit has been received, your fish will be started immediately. The process takes roughly 4 to 6 months and is completed once the total balance, including crating and shipping, has been paid.
Crating and shipping are not included in the mount price. Depending on the size of your trophy and the final, delivery destination, Rinehart’s Shipping Department will contact you with the best rate available. With further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Department.
Your fish will arrive suspended inside a customized, reinforced, crate built specifically for your trophy fish. Before the fish is delivered, you will be contacted by the chosen, delivery service to make sure someone is available to review and sign for your trophy.
Of course, you can pick up your fish! We recommend to all our valued customers to visit our facility, meet the team, and learn more about how your fish was created. With the address provided on your invoice, we will send you a shipping quote that includes delivery, insurance, and crating and you will be given the option of shipping.
In order to offer a better, quality product that literally lasts a lifetime with minimal maintenance, marine, and freshwater taxidermy has evolved over the years to use less and less real parts. In many parts of the world, many sportfishing species are strictly “catch and release”. The taxidermy industry has learned to adapt by using a molding technique that is casted off real fish and reproduced using fiberglass.