Custom Carolina Cherry Burl, Curly Maple Purpleheart & Wenge Clear Rubber Fly Fishing Net

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Project by Greg posted 03-30-2012 07:59 PM 4619 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This net was commissioned last year by a friend who wanted a unique gift for an acupuncturist fly fisherwoman who has treated him for free for over a year. It is Carolina Cherry Burl (CCB) with a layer of Cocobolo to add backbone to the working handle. The Throat is highly curly maple, separated by Purpleheart. Look closely at the CCB and you will see where I inlayed copper into teh inclusions. I love the way the copper blends with the natural color of the CCB until it catches the light and shimmers back at you.

I have been very busy lately and have not had time to post, but that is a great thing in this economy and I am extremely thankful to have a backlog of well over 20 nets! My last two shows went very well, and I have been picking up steady commissions since.

Some of my other custom fishing nets can be found here on LJ, and on my website!

I have many nets I need to still post and will as time allows. It is such a ball creating these gems. I am truly living the(broke)dream. In all seriousness, I couldn’t ask for more. Life is good.

Please enjoy these pics.

This is the beginning stage of laying out the magnetic catches. There are rare earth mags embedded in the small wood pieces. The fisher can hang the net off their back and out of the way. I you want to see it work check out my short video. It’s pretty slick.

Tight Lines!!

Greg Madrigal

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

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#1 posted 03-30-2012 08:31 PM

Nice work I started one out of white ash now I got to get it done lol now that I see your !!!

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#2 posted 03-30-2012 09:30 PM

Nice pictures, beautiful work

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 03-30-2012 09:33 PM

You’ve certainly done a beautiful job. Awesome work.

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#4 posted 03-30-2012 11:51 PM

Greg, may be the best one yet! That CCB is amazing with the oils applied to it.

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#5 posted 03-31-2012 12:01 AM

I love your nets. Just when I think you won’t make one any nicer, YOU DO!! AWESOME!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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#6 posted 03-31-2012 01:14 AM

I’m not familiar with these nets, what are the pairs of blocks with eyelets used for?

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#7 posted 03-31-2012 08:25 AM

Very Nice Project! Thanks For posting!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#8 posted 03-31-2012 12:16 PM

This is the best net I have ever seen. It looks great, you got some mad skills and keep up the great work.

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#9 posted 03-31-2012 03:04 PM

Always love looking at your creations! Works of art!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 03-31-2012 04:17 PM

Beautiful objects of desire! Almost too good to put in the water.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#11 posted 03-31-2012 05:55 PM

Love it!

-- I got something on my mind grapes I need to talk to you about.

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#12 posted 04-01-2012 07:18 AM

Thanks Everyone. I apprecite the feedback. This is indeed a labor of love for me.

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

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#13 posted 10-03-2014 12:30 AM

Wow, that’s a pretty nice looking net!!

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