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Custom Heirloom Museum Grade Amboyna Burl Fly Fishing Net

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Project by Greg posted 12-22-2015 08:26 PM 3361 views 9 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net? http://www.Sierra-Nets.com





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Andy

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#1 posted 12-22-2015 09:05 PM

Beautiful piece, tedious work and very well done!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#2 posted 12-22-2015 09:42 PM

beautiful, the wood contrasts well, the transparent net is also cool!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#3 posted 12-22-2015 09:52 PM

Unique is a good word. Congratulation, make a excelent job on these. You are a good friend

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

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#4 posted 12-22-2015 09:57 PM

man as a woodworking fly fsherman myself i can only say wow over the top that is something any avid fly fisherman would die to own just totally beautiful.are you selling any of these through bob marriotts they would the clientele for this.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 12-22-2015 10:19 PM

That’s a keeper for sure! I’d use that to snag my trout any day. Cabela’s should be worried :) Spalding should be too. String some cat gut thru that and it would make a beautiful tennis racket.

No really, very beautiful work and a nice project. You are a good friend. ;)

Edit: You have to forgive my humor. I spent the last 7 hours putting finish on a cabinet and I’m a little stir crazy :O

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#6 posted 12-22-2015 10:50 PM

Absolutely stunning!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#7 posted 12-23-2015 12:09 AM

Two thumbs up on a amazing net.

-- tsurra

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#8 posted 12-23-2015 12:42 AM

OK i will bite on this one…what exactly is ’’’’‘museum grade’’’’?

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builtinbkyn

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#9 posted 12-23-2015 12:49 AM

Very expensive.


OK i will bite on this one…what exactly is museum grade ?

- kimosawboy


-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn :)

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#10 posted 12-23-2015 12:49 AM

Beautiful. I’m sure this is something your friends will never forget. Can you share your source for the net?

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#11 posted 12-23-2015 12:54 AM

Absolutely Gorgeous! Way to nice looking to put in the water or chance losing to the stream. (-; Excellent craftsmanship.

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

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#12 posted 12-23-2015 03:59 AM

Extremely beautiful! I am sure it will be cherished.
I would be afraid to get it wet or have a fish pull it out of my hand.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Greg

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#13 posted 12-23-2015 04:09 AM



man as a woodworking fly fsherman myself i can only say wow over the top that is something any avid fly fisherman would die to own just totally beautiful.are you selling any of these through bob marriotts they would the clientele for this.

- pottz

Thank you Pottz and everybody. Yes, I do have a couple of nets at Marriott’s right now. The bulk of my sales however, come from my website and a few through Social Media here and there. I sell the net bags if you ever want to build one.

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net? http://www.Sierra-Nets.com

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Greg

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#14 posted 12-23-2015 04:47 AM



Very expensive.

OK i will bite on this one…what exactly is museum grade ?

- kimosawboy

Yep, Builtinbkyn is about right kimosawboy. It’s the kind of quality you just almost never see. Hence, my being appreciative of the chance to work with such a fine piece. It was very expensive too!

- builtinbkyn

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net? http://www.Sierra-Nets.com

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Greg

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#15 posted 12-23-2015 04:49 AM

@Woodster, the nets are stupidly hard to find…I honestly don’t get it. Anyhow, I started importing them myself, so if you want some, I sell em in black and clear. Just send me a pm or contact me thru my website.

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net? http://www.Sierra-Nets.com

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