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Steveblackwell
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Can anyone direct me to where I can find the Best fake fish? Goldfish preferably.
Thanks.
cheesewrestler
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"Best" depends to some extent on how they'll be used ... ?
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Hahah, you should by one of those singing fish trophies! I'm not sure if it would work for your effect but it would be great if it did. You could rip it off the plaque some how I'm sure. Talk to you later!
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Rick
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Being a fisherman, I would look in the fishing supplies at any tackle store,I'm sure you'll find a goldfish there. Good luck. Rick
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If you're going to do an illusion where you swallow or spit out the goldfish, I have read about people using small carrots that have been cut in the shape of a goldfish.
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Yeah, didn't Mac King do that carrot thing on a magic special?? It does look pretty real when it's wet and you 'animate' the fish.
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The guy on an old candid camera (hidden camera) show walked into a shop and pretended to eat a fish from a tank, and it was carrot and was hilarious.)
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On 2003-11-30 18:23, cheesewrestler wrote:
"Best" depends to some extent on how they'll be used ... ?

I'd like it to remain in the water looking like a real fish so I don't need to worry about water temperature, feeding, cleaning, shots, fishy toys, or obedience training.

I've looked into fisherman supplies, but was hoping some magic shop might have a special fake that is made to fool humans.
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On 2003-12-01 15:16, Steveblackwell wrote:
I'd like it to remain in the water looking like a real fish ...
I've looked into fisherman supplies ...

Have you had a look at the "Charlie", by MegaBait? Looks pretty real in photographs.
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Have you considered using a real fish? Could be quite funny.
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Use a real goldfish. They only cost 25 cents at most pet shops, and you can give them away when you’re done.

If for some reason you cant use a real one, here’s a link:

Squirt Goldfish, Carp, and Salmon
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For catching 'real' goldfish in the air with a fishing rod and thread, Billy Mc Comb has some touches for the fake fish. If I am correct it's in '25 Years Wiser', but I'm not sure. The gimmick is made out of 2 layers of textile. This allows for some air to come between the two layers and give some more volume to the fish when swung into the air. There are some other tips in the same book as well.
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The fishing department in any sporting good store would have many different types of plastic fish and they look very realistic now days.
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