Custom Fishing Net

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Project by Greg posted 09-07-2010 08:08 AM 6948 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was displaying some of my nets at Irvine Lake for the Dana Rea Memorial Tourny. Chris(OFG) was kind enough to stop by and take a look at the nets I brought. She fell in love with this “Neololitan net” (And not a moment too soon-My buddy wants this net SOOOOO bad!) and bought it on the spot. Since it wasn’t quite ready (No lanyard or clear rubber bag) I brought it home to finish her up.

My wife actually helped with the layout of the woods, so thanks Julie M.!
This net has a great form and feels perfect in the hand. I loved how light it turned out too. The net is sanded to 320grit, then a 3 step finish goes on over the course of 3-4 days making this puppy water ready.
all coats are hand rubbed onto the net.

An interesting thing happened regarding the purchase of this net: An Anonymous donor contacted me and paid the remaining tab on the net. I will never tell who, so don’t ask!

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The red colored wood is a locally harvested urban wood called carob. It is surrounded by a dark strip of wenge, then maple, and wenge again.

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This net has a nice rubber bag which has some nice features: Doesn’t scare the fish as much, is easier on them for C & R, and hooks don’t get caught like in a cotton mesh bag.

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This close-up shows the hand-tied lanyard, cord stop, and on the butt of the handle, the signature of Yours Truly & date.

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Tight lines,


-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net?

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#1 posted 09-07-2010 10:12 AM

Hey Greg:

Beautiful Landing Net! Is that “Rubber Bag” a Custom Thing or can they bought at Sports Stores?

I read your Profile and I also have “Fishingitice”..LOL… . I was asking about the bag because I do pretty well nothing but Live Release and Handle the Fish Carefully.

Of course living in Canada the Fish are MUCH Bigger up here….JUST KIDDING GUYS!! I like to fish Large Mouth Bass, Smallmouth, Pike and Muskie and I like that clear Plastic Bag. I have a LARGE Black Rubber Net. Maybe they are close to the same thing.

That’s a Friends Son Holding MY Muskie in the Pic. We were fishing Pike! Didn’t know the Lake even had Muskies in it! He’s 25+Lbs. Hit a Mepps Bucktail using 20 Lb. Test Line. 20 Minutes to get him in the Boat. NO Landing Net! Under the Gills and in.
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Tight Lines to you also!


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#2 posted 09-07-2010 10:09 PM

Wow thats a beautiful net.

hmmm… I have some cedar and ash left from my canoe. A matching landing net would be perfect.

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#3 posted 09-08-2010 02:41 PM

Beautiful net. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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