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Project by Andy posted 06-22-2015 04:26 AM 1431 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Besides woodworking my other hobby is fly fishing so I thought I would try my luck with a laminated fishing net. This was a fun project that gave me an excuse to build a steam box. The hardest part was settling on a shape for the handle and the hoop.

The hoop is made from maple and walnut and the handle is a piece of curly claro walnut. The finish is a marine varnish that provides some UV protection.

The final image is the from the first trip with the new net to Wyoming.

-- Andy





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Buck_Thorne

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#1 posted 06-22-2015 04:52 AM

Wow!! That is gorgeous, Andy! Nice rainbow, too.

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#2 posted 06-22-2015 05:11 AM

Way nice net and the fish isn’t too bad either. Well done.

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

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#3 posted 06-22-2015 06:01 AM

lovely job – practical but beutifull too!

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#4 posted 06-22-2015 08:42 AM

Use it successfully!

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#5 posted 06-22-2015 08:55 AM

Andy,

Looks like it was made for you! by you! Works well too?

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#6 posted 06-22-2015 11:53 AM

Lovely net, fishing and woodworking are a good match I see.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 06-22-2015 04:54 PM

Very nice net. I enjoy playing tennis, and it makes me wonder if I could build my own racket…

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#8 posted 06-22-2015 08:41 PM

Great looking net! This is on my “bucket list” but building a bamboo rod is my current project, so maybe someday.

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

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#9 posted 06-22-2015 09:00 PM

Awesome work,how is the net held on?

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#10 posted 06-22-2015 09:56 PM

Very nice build, I also thought of a tennis racquet when I saw it.
Nice to see a project in real use.
Where did you get your net materials?
Maybe you can be a supplier to Orvus (sp)

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#11 posted 06-23-2015 03:01 AM

Almost too nice to use, but I would, just to show it off.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Andy

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#12 posted 06-23-2015 03:26 AM



Andy,

Looks like it was made for you! by you! Works well too?

- DocSavage45

Yes, works great. I’ll build a smaller one eventually. This one is pretty large for some of the those large western trout.

-- Andy

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#13 posted 06-23-2015 03:28 AM

The walnut and maple I bought locally at TH&H, the handle was purchased from a small dealer online, can’t remember the name though. The net itself was sold by Brodin.

Orvis isn’t really into the custom net business. They like the standard fair wooden nets without the fancy handles. As you probably know the price can increase tremendously with some materials.


Very nice build, I also thought of a tennis racquet when I saw it.
Nice to see a project in real use.
Where did you get your net materials?
Maybe you can be a supplier to Orvus (sp)

- Bob Current

-- Andy

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#14 posted 06-23-2015 03:29 AM

A bamboo rod would be a great project. Looking forward to see that. The net is actually quite easy and fairly quick once you have a steam box and a form.


Great looking net! This is on my “bucket list” but building a bamboo rod is my current project, so maybe someday.

- HillbillyShooter


-- Andy

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#15 posted 06-23-2015 03:32 AM

The net is held in by a 30 lb braided dacron (backing if you are a fly fisherman). I started by routing a groove around the perimeter with an undercut bit from Lee Valley. Then I drilled a series of holes around the perimeter. The braided dacron is tied to the netting on one end, routed form the inside the outside, run along the routed groove, in through the next hole, around the net and then back out the same hole and so on and so forth. I hope this helps.


Awesome work,how is the net held on?

- BCDesign

-- Andy

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