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Project by johnstoneb posted 104 days ago 909 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was pretty well burned out on making landing nets a year or so ago. My daughter kept after me to make a couple more for friends of hers that are ardent fisherpeople. I finally broke down found I had enough scraps left to make three more. The hoops are bent from red oak and walnut laminated. the inserts in the handle are purpleheart, chechen, and birdseye maple. I made copies of a local river from a map and transferred them to the handle with carbon paper, carved the course out with a dremel, Then filled it with epoxy. I used testors paint pigment for color in the epoxy and added some glitter material I found at a Michael’s. I made three sample batches of epoxy let them cure then picked the formula with the best color. I think they will like them as they fish this river on occassion. I will give the third to my brother.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#1 posted 104 days ago

Beatiful. Nice job in those. Love the river with epoxi, is a good idea.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#2 posted 104 days ago

very nicely done!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 104 days ago

Very nice looking nets. What type of net will you attach and where did you get your net materials?

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 104 days ago

I use Measurenet bags. They zip on. I order them from Angler’s Workshop in Woodland, WA.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#5 posted 104 days ago

Great looking landing nets Bruce. their new owners will be proud of them for sure.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 103 days ago

wow… that’s very nice.. Love the rivers running through the handles!

-- I cut that thing twice and it's still too short!

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#7 posted 102 days ago

those look really nice!!! as a flyfisherman I am really drooling and thinking I would love t make a few for my “gang”. how did you bend those hoops? I understand if its a trade secret. thanks for posting again they are great!

-- " I dont understand......I cut that board AT LEAST 4 times and its STILL too short!"

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#8 posted 102 days ago

I just made a form out of plywood, cut the strips about 1/8”, soaked them in hot water, and bent and clamped around the form. There are a large number of articles available on steam bending.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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