Fly Fishing Trout net

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Project by rustfever posted 10-27-2011 06:49 PM 1321 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was recently gifted a pickup load of Western Maple. Included were several nice burl pieces. The donor is a fly fisherman. so I built him this net as a ‘Thank You’ gift.
The handle is WM burl with delecate color and stunning graining. The hoop was made of glued up strips of Eastern Maple and Claro Walnut. I glued using Tite-bond III. The net was from a seller on the internet.
The net is considered to be a 10” x 14” size. I have the magnetic release/lanyard assembly, but have not yet installed.
I believe I have about 20 hours involved in making this, including the labor to make the jig. However, I made a few mistakes and was forced to re-do several items. I believe I could make another in less than 5 hours.

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#1 posted 10-27-2011 07:03 PM

Beautiful Ira, love the burl and you did a fantastic job on the lamination!
I am sure your friend will really enjoy this….

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#2 posted 10-27-2011 10:10 PM

Absolutely beautiful. Great job Ira.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#3 posted 10-28-2011 01:37 AM

That is cool…what a nice gift…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 10-28-2011 01:48 AM

Fantastic net. Love the burl and the combination of colors goes great together.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 10-28-2011 05:04 AM

Ira: A beautiful piece and a great gift

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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