|Project by Greg||posted 12-22-2015 08:26 PM||3560 views||11 times favorited||23 comments|
I created this fly fishing net for a guide friend of mine for his new bride. They both fly fish together and he wanted to get something personalized for her-something really special. The handle is an exquisite museum grade Amboyna Burl laminated to a wenge spine for strength. I really feel privileged to have been able to work with this sweet smelling piece of wood.
The hoop woods are bubinga, maple, wenge, and salvaged mahogany. Inside the hoop I hand carved a message from him and inlaid it in aluminum. A copper ferrule was pressed into the handle and a hand-tied para cord lanyard was attached. This was a great gift for a fly Fisher. She was over the moon with it and I was fortunate that she called me specifically to thank me for the love and attention to detail I put into it.
Note the thin Maple laminate. They are approximately.009” thick give or take a few thousandths. Fun stuff when it comes time to glue up!
I hope you enjoyed. I really liked being able to make my friend a unique gift for the fly fisher in his life.
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