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Sam Sandler
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I did a search already so please do not suggest that-smile

here is what I am looking for.
what is the best gimmick for prodcing it. not a routine but the actuall holder itself.

any one have experience with Kevin james version?

I realize the best gimmick is the one that will work for what I need but wanted to get some opinions first

thanks for your time

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Do you want to produce the fish from the hand, a dollar bill, fishing pole or from the air or from a hankerchief or what?

Just re-read your post, you are not really interested, you are just fishing! Smile
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Use a large thumb tip.

Mark. Smile
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Well mak uses a fish pole so I am not sure what the rules are on that one but that was a thought.

I messed with a thumb tip don't like it which is why I mentioned the KJ fish thing.

My goal is to have it produced form thin air supposedly. and appear in my drink bottle.

what about this diamond jims little fishy and one have used it is there a video any where??
thanks
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Viking Magic has a gimmick and Elmwood Magic has several versions. Just put 'fish' in each of the search engine at the sites.

YouTube may, you have to go there and do a search. Never heard of of gold fish in bottle, of course I am not up on every new thing on the market.
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Its my own idea as far as I know!

I already use another method th at does not require storing fish anywhere but I want to add a bit more fun to it thus the idea of it being in my drinking bottle

I will most likely just get a few of this gimmicks and try each one. seems to be the best way to do it.

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The stull bowl is one of the better methods to produce more than one fish. It lets you produce up to 4 without touching the fish.

UF Grant had a method with a pill bottle and bobby pin. I think you can figure it out if not write me direct.

Wm's point was how planned on doing this closeup, stage, or both. It makes a difference as to the method.

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For the ariel fishing, it is not exclusive, and there are a few different methods I have seen.

Look into the book, 'The Magic of Alan Wakeling'. He details a method which appears very impromptue, it is a very beautiful concept.

A length of thread is attached to a pen, and a cigarette is broken into a few pieces, one serving a 'bait'. Many ideas can manifest from this presentation.
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I found a gimmick sold at The Magic Warehouse. Is it the gimmick you are looking for?
http://themagicwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/fin......ord=FISH

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Yes, Aerial Fishing is common domain. The Alan Wakeling method used fish baits and the stull bowl. His last fish appeared via a glass.

I do make the bowl and have copies of the paperback version of the Wakeling Book on hand. They are out of print.

If someone writes me and mentions this I will include a free copy of the book with any Stull Bowl purchased.

As for the fish drooper in the Magic Warehouse, has anyone ever used on of these? It looks like it would put the fish in a lot of stress.

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That looks similar to the UGM gimmick from Japan, another old post on the Café says this is the best gimmick he has ever used.
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Th ats the gimmick th e KJ advdrtises and I thought of it and may get one to mess with.

my goal is to produce it from either stage or parlor type setting Not close up.

last night I used a mirriored glass and it was very good.

it was the easiest way I can think of.

I h ad two of them and one loaded with the fish the other was the one I continued to drink from and place back inside my case. then wh en time I tookt eh loaded glass and pretened to sip then produced a silk covered and viola Fishy was produced. very stunning.

I still want it to get produced inmy drink bottle that is sealed.

I will get it yet!

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Well, if that is all you want to do, then just buy Norm Nielsen "Fish Appear" production. It is simple and effective, here: http://nnmagic.com/magicitems/closeuppage.htm scroll to Fish Appear. You can use real gold fish and give them away if you care to as most flower shops have these small bowls available as well as places that sell fish.
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Sam, I have a great solution.
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One of my rules is never explain. A writer is a lot like a magician, if you explain how the trick works then a lot of the magic turns mundane. -Laurell K. Hamilton

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Dick Barry has a version that I use called Champagne Goldfish; http://www.dickbarrymagic.com

It is $25.00 and works very well.

David
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On 2011-04-09 12:41, Darkwing wrote:
Dick Barry has a version that I use called Champagne Goldfish; http://www.dickbarrymagic.com

It is $25.00 and works very well.

David

It says the trick is $75.00 not $25.00, and that is an introductory price only, so hurry.
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Bill,

Not trying to correct you but the Champagne Goldfish production is $25.00. It is on this page; http://www.dickbarrymagic.com/cgi-bin/we......at+Magic
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Darkwing, I stand corrected, as I did not read the post correctly, I thought you were refering EZrhythm post of a fish in a bottle reference, being that was the last reference post above our comments.

Dick Barry Fish in a Bottle:
http://www.dickbarrymagic.com/cgi-bin/we......88_14280
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I am really interested in Norm Nielsen "Fish Appear" production. I would like to know a few things. Can the bowl be nearly empty before producing the fish. As in, just before the start of the routine, pour all but maybe an inch or so of water out of the bowl? That way, I could fill the bowl up with water and then pour produce the fish? I could hide about and inch or so of water with my hand.

PM me if necessary. Thanks.
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On 2011-04-17 08:20, mrmetropolis wrote:
I am really interested in Norm Nielsen "Fish Appear" production. I would like to know a few things. Can the bowl be nearly empty before producing the fish. As in, just before the start of the routine, pour all but maybe an inch or so of water out of the bowl? That way, I could fill the bowl up with water and then pour produce the fish? I could hide about and inch or so of water with my hand.

PM me if necessary. Thanks.

Don't know how that would improve the trick, but you must remember, that fish need treated water. Otherwise, they will die. The trick is as is, show a empty small bowl, except for the water in it, cover with a hanky, then remove and a goldfish is swiming around.

If you want to do another way, then consider one of the other methods mentioned above. Again, these all need treated water for fish.
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A large Thumb tip is all you need as long as you cover the gills with water in the tip it works great I use it often
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