Bentwood Trout Net

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Project by Mike Vettori posted 04-15-2008 02:36 PM 2825 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an ash and mohagany bentwood trout net given to my father for a birthday gift.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 04-15-2008 04:38 PM

Great craftsmanship, & design!

I bet the Trout jump right in when they see that beautiful net.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 04-15-2008 05:00 PM

Hi Mike,

This is a gorgeous net. I am sure that your father loved it. How about taking him fishing as well to try it out just to make sure it works? :)

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 04-15-2008 05:13 PM

Oooo… Life can get so busy. You’ve reminded me that I actually built a couple of fly rods several years ago, and they’ve got to be very lonesome by now… seeing the net makes me want to get back to simpler times! Great job!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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Mike Vettori

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#4 posted 04-15-2008 06:35 PM

Thanks for all the feedback.

Scott, I plan on doing just that very shortly with him and my son, who is quickly becoming a fishing junkie (to my Dad’s delight!)

Thanks again,

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#5 posted 04-15-2008 06:47 PM

Where did you get the netting material from and how did you go about stringing it on to the net itself. Great project it looks beautiful!

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Mike Vettori

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#6 posted 04-15-2008 07:08 PM

Thanks grd1984.

I got the netting material off an internet site. Can’t remember off the top of my head which one. I can try to go back in my emails and find out if you want to know. One thing I will do differently with the next is change the size of the loop. I used my tennis racquet to get a good shape to make the mold, but it was difficult finding a net that would fit. I’ll change the shape of hte next one i make and use the shape of an existing trout net. That way, I’ll have a better chance of easily finding replacement nets. This loop is 10”x16”.

The net is strung through the frame via 1/8” diameter holes spread 1” apart around the loop. I used thin braided nylon string that I dyed black.

I got a lot of good advice/information from this webiste. This guy makes some impressive stuff.


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#7 posted 04-17-2008 05:52 AM

Great project! I might have to put that on my to do list.

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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#8 posted 04-17-2008 06:23 AM

Wow! That is gorgeous. I may have to try one of those.

-- Evil can only thrive when good men do nothing.......E. Burke

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#9 posted 03-11-2010 05:43 AM

that is some great looking craftsmanship… well done..

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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