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I have been using the Tenkara flyfishing rods lately and I've made a couple tamos (nets) to go with. Traditionally you get a branch from your favorite river, but I've just picked up a couple from around my home. Heated with steam and bent to shape. I've built two, one with a longer handle, and one that is really long to double as a walking stick.
Joined with an marine epoxy scarf joint. The end of the handle has a deer horn ending for good luck. Legend has it that deer don't drown, so you won't either if you have this on your net! :)

It took about 3 hours to steam each time I bent the wood, lots of mending when things cracked a bit, but I'm happy with the results. Hope to get out and use them this year.

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Really neat! Great project for fisherman like us. In Massachusetts, we can't use gaffs anymore on stripers. We are forced to use nets, which can be dangerous with big striped bass.
 

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Wow, can't even imagine trying to net one of those, especially solo!
 
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