About Lax Reproductions
Lax Reproductions, formerly known as Lax Taxidermy, has been putting its years of experience with fish into developing the best fish reproductions on the market today. With total control over each mount, trial, and error, and ensuring custom artistry through many years of experience, Lax Reproductions has developed the only fish replicas available today with full mouth detail molded from real specimens. All molds feature open flared gills, and the actual teeth are molded directly from the specimen. Lax Taxidermy is the FIRST to pour molds directly from a specimen’s mouth.
This state-of-the-art, premium-quality reproduction work has been a self-taught trial-and-error process developed over many years of molding and casting fish. Many years were spent experimenting before they put these one-of-a-kind, superior-quality replicas on the market. All molds are made in-house and come from prime specimens brought to them for mounting.
Specializing in all species of fish reproductions, Lax Reproductions has the largest supply of sizes and molds in the world. They are constantly making new molds as they receive prime specimens to increase their available selection of molds. By continuously refining the quality of their replicas with the latest types of products available today, they can produce the very BEST quality replicas in the world.
Lax Reproductions has a reputation for mounting trophy-size fish, especially muskies. This statement is backed by the fact that they have mounted over eight muskies over 50 pounds, the largest being a 60-inch musky out of Lac Vieux Desert in the 1980s. Also included are the two largest hybrid muskies ever caught in the world. The first was 54 inches long and weighed 51 pounds 3 ounces. Delores Ott Lapp caught the second largest hybrid musky caught in the world in 1951 and was 53 inches long and weighed 50 pounds 4 ounces. Both fish were caught on Lac Vieux Desert in Vilas County, Wisconsin. Lax Reproductions also reproduced the World Record Silver Musky caught by Louis Spray on the Chippewa Flowage in 1949. The musky measured 63 ½ inches and weighed an impressive 69 pounds 11 ounces.
Lax Reproductions produces hundreds of replica mounts yearly. The information most vital to placing an order is the length, girth, and a clear photo. These measurements and pictures should be taken only if it does not harm the healthy release of the fish. Once the studio receives the measurements, you will be asked to pick a style and pose from the many available.
All Lax Reproductions replicas are offered in a variety of poses: head right or head left; tail straight or tail down; reverse curve; s-curve. They are also available in two-sided pedestal mounts for 360 degrees of viewing pleasure. All feature exact scale detailing, intricate mouth detail with actual molded teeth, two-sided flexible fins, and custom-detailed paint reproduction.
Lax Reproductions Studio backs its reproductions with a 100% money-back guarantee. They guarantee this quality of work by their statement, “We still build them one at a time.”