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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. RR Nets - Lightning Round Walnut Landing Net

    Earlier this year, a friend showed me a recently downed maple tree (which was heavily spalted) a few miles from where I grew up that looked perfect for net handles and other small projects. We contacted the property owner and she ended up showing us another piece of wood that had been laying in...
  3. 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...
  4. 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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  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. Blogs
    Sierra Nets Custom Fishing Nets on Western Waters and Full of Gorgeous FISH! I wanted to do a story showcasing how wonderful it is to see fish inside my custom fly fishing nets. Just about 99.5% of my clients are fly fishers. They fish everywhere from Argentina to Alaska, and New York to New...
  14. Designing Woodworking Projects
    This is my first post here at LJs, I have been a long time leech of information and stalker and I can't even begin to tell you how thankful I have been for the information contained here. First of all, thank you to all who contribute. I am currently designing a new computer cabinet/desk and I...
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