About Me:

Hello, my name is Josh Kelly. When I was a little boy, I immersed myself in the world of taxidermy, learning the artistry that runs through my veins. Born into a family of taxidermists, both my parents paved the way, with my father achieving fame as an award-winning taxidermist.

My journey mirrors the tapestry of my family legacy, culminating in my own achievements. With 5 State Championships, a National Championship, and the prestigious North American Championship, I stand as a testament to the craft's excellence. In the summer of 2022, I secured the third-highest-scoring fish at the World Taxidermy Competition, adding to my list of achievements.

Beyond the championships, my shelves bear witness to the Wasco Award, Starfish Award, McKenzie Best Fish Award, Polytranspar Award, and more. Yet, my greatest pride lies in being a family man – a husband to a lovely wife and a father to five children, with the joy of two grandchildren.

An artist at heart and a perfectionist in my work, I believe in the principles of honesty, integrity, and hard work. My passion extends beyond borders; my meticulously hand-painted fiberglass fish replicas have found homes in almost every state in the United States, as well as in Africa and South America.

Each creation is a manifestation of my dedication to perfection, a fusion of artistry and technique. As you welcome an Advanced Fish Taxidermy piece into your home, you're not just acquiring a trophy; you're investing in a masterpiece crafted with heart and expertise.