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3 Landing Nets With Accoutrements

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Project by dustysawyer posted 01-03-2021 10:21 PM 939 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I posted 3 fly boxes a while back and stated that I needed to try a couple of landing nets. I got inspiration from Greg Madigral (Sierra Nets) and an enormous amount of Pinterest boards. No steaming. I just dry clamped the laminations overnight and glued up the next day. Had to learn paracord weaving for the lanyards and I made matching magnetic releases. Net 1 is Mesquite/Purple Heart/Ash, Net 2 is Leopardwood/Cherry/Walnut/Purple Heart, Net 3 is Maple/CherryWalnut. Overall fun, rewarding project learning some new skills for future projects and a little more about how wood works i.e. riff sawn wood bends best. Also floss threader and toothpicks are your friends at net bag installation. I’m thinking I’ll pair up the fly boxes with the nets as gifts. Thanks for looking.





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Eric

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#1 posted 01-03-2021 11:21 PM

Wow those look great, when is the fly fishing party starting.

-- Eric, building the dream

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#2 posted 01-03-2021 11:38 PM

man those are first class,any fly fisher would love one of those.beautiful work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 01-03-2021 11:45 PM

Way to nice to actually touch some stinky Fish:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#4 posted 01-04-2021 01:43 AM

dusty’, I love the execution, the design, choice of timber (and the fishnet stockings).... I appreciate and admire the learning curve for making these treasures… yes, treasures that should not be ”fished”.

However, at $10 off the shelf (in our $2 store… go figure), justification is in the achievement bragging rights.

Ignore this cynic old fart… well done. As a present, they must be treasured by the recipient!

Personally, I considere these as display cabinet quality.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#5 posted 01-04-2021 02:12 AM

Very well done and have given me something else to put on my ever increasing list. For the fish I catch they are somewhat small but could always be scaled up a few sizes! :)

-- Darrel

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#6 posted 01-04-2021 02:55 AM

Very nice.

I made some years ago ( I still have to bending forms) and found that the people I gave them to ended up putting them on display and not using them for fishing. Which is OK I guess but I like people to use my products not just look at them.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#7 posted 01-04-2021 08:43 AM


Very nice.

I made some years ago ( I still have to bending forms) and found that the people I gave them to ended up putting them on display and not using them for fishing. Which is OK I guess but I like people to use my products not just look at them.

- LesB


Sorry LesB, I agree with your recipients… what happens when that big one actually gets away, taking the net… You can’t go to your local fishmongers to replace the net and a fish with the net imprint is priceless!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#8 posted 01-04-2021 10:32 AM

Those are beautiful!

-- Petey

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#9 posted 01-04-2021 11:31 AM

Nice work.
As a fellow fly fisherman I appreciate the craftsmanship – and I really like the magnetic releases. Very cool.

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#10 posted 01-04-2021 11:35 AM

Very nice!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#11 posted 01-04-2021 11:50 AM

too nice to dip in water for anything but stunning enough to grace the most elegant wall setting

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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woodetal

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#12 posted 01-04-2021 03:52 PM

Great decisions on the material and design. I made nets @2000 and just ran across a net that was not used/lost—yesterday! I have the remaining frame and will thread that together soon. Mine were gifts and I have two left hanging is a second home. Great work. Thanks for sharing! Brian

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#13 posted 01-04-2021 04:33 PM

Very nice. I have had one on my bucket list forever.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#14 posted 01-04-2021 07:43 PM

Very beautiful! I would love to try that…someday. And also a wooden fly box!

-- Gary - ozarksawdust.com

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dustysawyer

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#15 posted 01-05-2021 12:22 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments. As for “too nice to fish with”, I could say something stuffy like ” A beautiful trout should only be honored with a properly made net” but the truth is the wood finished with Birchwood Casey TruOil gun stock finish and should be quite durable (like a gun stock).I would love for someone to land a 20 incher and send me a picture with one. I will also admit that having lots of alternatives, I continue to use my 50’s era Ed Cummings net with some modern upgrades. Now the fly boxes, I’ll admit are not practical because of the added weight and bulk to a fly vest. Tight Lines!

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