Fishing Net Build

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Project by PalletWood posted 06-02-2018 11:47 PM 1135 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About ten years ago a friend said they wanted to buy a net which was about 150 dollars back then. Being a fresh graduate my first thought was, 150 dollars could buy us a bunch of beer, there must be a better way. So i started thinking back to this episode of New Yankee workshop where he steam bent some wood for maybe a chair and it looked doable so i ventured forward and that became my first wood working project.

I made it i thought pretty big, 22” long hoop and he sent me a picture of a rainbow that was larger than the openning. We started talking and i felt i had come a long way with my skills that i would make him another one.

The design has features from Sierra Nets, Big Blackfoot Nets, Otter Nets and Moby Nets as i like their products the best and looked to them for inspiration.

I steam bent a solid piece of white oak for the main hoop, used some black walnut accents with figured maple and mahogany. Wife is sewing up a bag for it and it should be ready soon. The size is 28” long hoop which is insane i thought for rainbow trout but its what my buddy requested. Overall length is like 67”

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#1 posted 06-03-2018 01:10 AM

Nice build, really nice build.

If he doesn’t like it, please send it to me.

Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#2 posted 06-03-2018 02:59 AM

Very cool!

-- Kelly Klaas K7SU

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#3 posted 06-03-2018 04:39 AM

Its funny you say that, i showed it to him and he was said its bigger than he thought. I would guess he will give it a try to see what its like lol. He ain’t getting another one anytime soon.

Nice build, really nice build.

If he doesn t like it, please send it to me.

Thanks for posting.

- therealSteveN

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#4 posted 06-03-2018 06:29 AM

I have never seen one of these before, what an entrance! Really cool.

If he doesn’t want the fish, please send it to me :)

-- Dylan-

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#5 posted 06-03-2018 07:05 PM

Looks nice! Nets are a fun project.

-- Tom, May your safety glasses never fog,

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#6 posted 08-08-2018 05:27 PM

Looking REALLY REALLY nice! Thanks for the plug and great job on design and finish. ;)

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net?

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#7 posted 03-23-2019 11:54 AM

Like the extra layer or two of wood on the top of the hoop, adds a nice feature. Good job!

-- Richard, Austin TX - "Every repair job is really just an upgrade oppty in disguise!"

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