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(And yet more) Fly Fishing Landing Nets

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Project by MUST58GT posted 10-07-2019 01:06 PM 478 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my favorite neighbors recently asked me to make a fly fishing landing net as an anniversary gift for her husband. We agreed on a few details, but it’s hard to describe exactly what it’s going to look like when it’s done. It turned out nothing like the last net I made for her, but I think she liked it anyway.

The wavy stripe in the handle is supposed to resemble a fish swimming through the water. Made that by cutting the “S” with my bandsaw and then filling the gap with black epoxy. I used small strips of walnut and ash for the ribs in the throat, and then laminated several thins strips of ash for the hoop.

I cut the monogram with his initials in the handle with a dremel tool. It’s rather time consuming and I’d prefer someday to do this (quicker and more accurately) with a CNC. The grooves in the wood are filled with turquoise and black epoxy.

Also included a pic of a wall mount I made from a deer antler. Was originally thinking I’d use the antler in the handle of a future net project. The curvature of the antler made that unlikely, so I used it to make the net holder instead.

Fun project, will likely last a long time for her husband. Was told recently, however, he still uses his cheap aluminum net for fishing and leaves this net on display in his office.

Ok, whatever.

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





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 10-07-2019 01:48 PM

By far a beauty of a net. Nice work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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pottz

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#2 posted 10-07-2019 01:51 PM

beautiful net had to make her husband very happy.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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BusterB

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#3 posted 10-08-2019 01:29 AM

Awesome laminating sir…well done!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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MUST58GT

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#4 posted 10-08-2019 02:04 AM

Thanks all, much appreciated!

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

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#5 posted 10-09-2019 10:28 AM

That is a beautiful net.

-- Petey

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