Fun Fishy Fact:
Tarpons jump up out of the water about four times when hooked, making them very challenging to catch. These behaviors can also be damaging to anglers before they are hooked as they can also jump without warning.
About the Art:
Working with mostly 14-16 gauge raw steel, Fred cuts, hand hammers and welds the metal to create sea life, bringing an aquatic feel to homes, offices, and gardens. He often begins the rust process to give a more weathered appearance and to enhance the contours and shapes of a piece. No two pieces are ever the same, (so yours is one of a kind!), and variations in color and texture add to the overall character of his work. The tarpon is suitable for use both inside and outdoors. If displayed outdoors, the fish will continue to rust beautifully in the elements; but If you wish to reduce further rusting, we suggest applying a clear mat lacquer which will need to be reapplied over time. We all know fish can swim any direction, and if you have a preference whether he will be swimming left to right, or right to left, please email or call us!
The 24" Tarpon is 24" long and 12 inches tall (at its tallest point). It weighs almost 4 pounds.
The 36" Tarpon is 36" long and 14 inches tall (at its tallest point). It weighs almost 5 pounds.
The 48" Tarpon is 48" long and 18 inches tall (at its tallest point). It weighs almost 7 pounds.