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  1. Salmo Trutto, the Custom Bird's Eye Maple, Mahogany & Walnut Fly Fishing Net wl Black Rubber Bag

    Let me start by apologizing for the pics being cut off 15-20% on the right side. I guess mine are too big at 1024, but I never have this problem on other forums I hope LJ can arrange to make that happen some day. I just shipped this net before Christmas to Arkansas. Salmo Trutto: Named...
  2. Finally a New Post!! Been a Busy Bee Making One Of a Kind Fly Fishing Nets...

    I haven't posted in a while because, frankly. Between net building and fishing, I haven't had a lot of free time! I have several commissions going on right now. Two are almost completed and I will feature in another post. This one is a custom fly fishing net in every sense of the word. I...
  3. "Cartography", a Custom Spalted Maple Burl Fly Fishing Net by Sierra Nets

    Here is a short video I made highlighting the latest net I just shipped off to Florida. This wood is a phenomenal piece of Stabilized Spalted Maple Burl. I see a lot of nice woods, and this is top-notch. The hoop is subtle, but shiny Curly Maple. I named this one Cartography as the "islands"...
  4. A Pair of Walnut/Maple Custom Fly Fishing Guide Nets

    A Pair of Walnut/Maple Custom Fly Fishing Guide Nets These two nets were commissioned by 2 great people who happen to also be excellent licensed guides with Sierra Pacific Fishing Adventures. Joe Libeu is a Federation of Fly Fishers (FFF) Certified Master Fly Casting Instructor which is the...
  5. Custom Cat's Paw Burl Maple Fly Fishing Net (Process Pic Heavy!)

    My client stopped by the studio today to pick up his net. His smile made ME smile. :) This wasn't even staged one little bit….Pinky swear… Nice shirt he's wearing (One of Sierra Net's Die With The Fly Shirts) This commission required that he and I work out the details over Email. We sent...
  6. Custom Fly Fishing Net Wenge, Bird's Eye Maple, Curly Maple, Walnut with Magnetic catch

    So, I am extremely pleased with the way this net came out. To be honest, I didn't like it at first (in the rough) but as I put coat after coat of hand rubbed finish, the silky smooth bird's eye maple just took on a beautiful life of its own. Now, the net is so supple that it reminds me why I...
  7. Jewel Chest

    This is a modified version of a jewelry chest that appeared in the Oct 2005 issue of Wood Magazine. The client wanted a deeper space in the upper compartment to accompany large bracelets. She also chose to have it done in bocote and maple. Finished with 4 coats of tung oil and buffed with the...
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  8. Latest Custom Wood Fishing Net

    It has been a while since I posted a net. I have been very busy in the shop making one commission after another. This is the latest net that left me today. LOL! I talk abou it like a child leaving the nest! I just received another new commission today for a pontoon boat net. I am very...
  9. Custom Fishing Net

    I was displaying some of my nets at Irvine Lake for the Dana Rea Memorial Tourny. Chris(OFG) was kind enough to stop by and take a look at the nets I brought. She fell in love with this "Neololitan net" (And not a moment too soon-My buddy wants this net SOOOOO bad!) and bought it on the spot...
  10. Custom Carolina Cherry Burl, Curly Maple Purpleheart & Wenge Clear Rubber Fly Fishing Net

    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...
  11. Custom Maple Burl Fly Fishing Net - Must See Grain to Believe!

    This is another recently completed Custom Fly Fishing Net for a sea captain on the East Coast. He wanted a nice burl handle with a favorite fly, the "Last Chance Cripple," inlaid in brass into the handle. The burl was stabilized before use and laminated over a piece of Maple to give it...
  12. Custom Figured Claro Walnut Fly Fishing Net with Aluminum Fly Inlay

    New Custom Net - The Unveiling… Well, I just finished this client's custom highly figured Claro Walnut fly fishing net. He's a very active fly fisherman, actually helped me pick out the wood to be used on this net (mark's quite the accomplished Green & Greene woodworker). He selected a...
  13. Another Custom Fly Fishing Net –Curly Claro Walnut, Mahogany & Wenge

    A gentleman commissioned this piece for his own birthday present. Well, here she is-Happy Birthday! This net handle was made from the same piece of curly Claro Walnut that I made the last net. As a matter of fact, I nested it right next to the open space where that one came from. All of the...
  14. Unbelievable Hawaiian Curly Koa Fly Fishing Nets!!!

    I just finished two nets out of Koa. This wood is a dream to work with! You must see it to appreciate the amazing light refraction going on with this wood. People who use it swear it is the best species in the world for this feature; Hence, its out-of-this-world-price. After drooling over the...
  15. A BEAUTIFUL Fishing Net for a Fellow LJ'r

    I am ready to ship this beauty back East tomorrow. The handle wood, quilted cherry and padauk, was hand selected and sent to me by a fellow LumberJocker. (who will remain anonymous because I don't want to possibly ruin a surprise gift.) The hoop is made up of Cherry ringed by wenge. This is...
  16. Warning!!!! LOTS of ”How’d-he-do-it-pics" for Custom Fly Fishing Net to follow

    This highly custom fly fishing net was created using some very special, instrument-quality wood for a fishing friend of mine named Mark. He linked me up with a very nice gentleman who has been harvesting figured woods for decades. We all made a trade, and this is the net I agreed to build in...
  17. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn't you say? Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife and Daughter This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was...
  18. Sweating for Bucks Through Woodworking
    My cousin called me the other day, out of the blue, and asked if I would sign his edition of Western Outdoor News(WON). Anyone who is in the fishing or hunting scene on the West Coast knows of this very informative weekly paper. I had no idea that it was running, but WON ran a full-page article...
  19. Blogs
    Fishing Nets Made My Way I wanted to share my experiences in making landing nets with you. This is from an article I wrote for the August 2010 edition of On The Fly, the newsletter for the Fly Fishing Club of Orange County. Building the Perfect Landing Net By Greg Madrigal Like many of...
  20. Blogs
    Preparation for my First Commercial Show as a Full time Artisan (Part 1) Hello fellow wood butchers! I went full-time in the beginning of December 2011 and am very excited to begin the next chapter in my life! For those that don't know, I build one-of-a-kind commissioned custom fishing nets...
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