|Project by Greg||posted 05-03-2011 09:21 AM||5262 views||14 times favorited||10 comments|
I haven’t posted in a while because, frankly. Between net building and fishing, I haven’t had a lot of free time!
I have several commissions going on right now. Two are almost completed and I will feature in another post. This one is a custom fly fishing net in every sense of the word. I just delivered it to my client a week ago. I have 3 new commissions which I will be sharing in the near future.
Let’s start with the latest though. It’s a custom jobby made for a gift to a pontoon trout fisherman here in Socal. My client wanted a long handle quality net with inlaid monograms for a captain friend of his. I had a pretty unique idea instead of a wood inlay though. The 56” long net is some 30+ year old teak that has some brilliant figure and some of the most fantastic color I have seen in teak.
Here you can see pics coming right out of the clamps…Pretty rough eh?
The hoop is teak as well with wenge interspersed, and a figured mahogany yoke.
I carved out the recipient’s monograms along with a leaping trout to about 1/8” deep.
I undercut the sides somewhat to help retain the brass and aluminum shavings that I glued in place.
Worked like a charm! The brilliance of these metals really sparkles in the sun.
I especially like how the inclusion, which I initially reproached, turned out. I filled it too with brass shavings- Simply awesome! I really like this technique!
This net is long to provide easy netting from the deck of a high-off-the-water pontoon boat. It has a slick, lightweight rubber net. The lanyard is hand-tied para cord.
Matt, thanks for the order. I hope your friend likes his net. Make sure to take fishy pics and I’ll post them on my website.
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