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Another Custom Fly Fishing Net –Curly Claro Walnut, Mahogany & Wenge

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Project by Greg posted 921 days ago 2724 views 11 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A gentleman commissioned this piece for his own birthday present. Well, here she is-Happy Birthday!
This net handle was made from the same piece of curly Claro Walnut that I made the last net. As a matter of fact, I nested it right next to the open space where that one came from. All of the writing on the net is engraved and inlaid with brass. The hoop is mahogany surrounded by beautiful, and hard, Wenge.
I will be showing it in the Sierra Nets booth at the Fly Fishing Show in Pleasanton on Feb. 24-26th. It’s simply too nice not to! Much thanks to my client for allowing me to keep it through the show. Some of my other custom fishing nets can be found here on LJ, and on my website sierra-nets.com
Enjoy!

Note where Fly Addict’s net was cut out to the left and in the north/south position from this one.
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Crazy glue up!
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Planing the net after glue up.
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Carving in the name. To be filled with brass.
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The finished product! This handle has some stunning figuring!
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This is the back of the handle. It had a small inclusion in the center which I also filled with brass.
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You have to see it in the sunlight to really appreciate its “movement.” Photobucket
Hope you guys liked seeing the process pics.

Other nets can be found here on LJ, and on my website sierra-nets.com Thanks for looking.
Greg Madrigal
Sierra-Nets.com

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





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WVTODD

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#1 posted 921 days ago

I love the nets you build, can you show more detail on how the net is attached.

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HawkDriver

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#2 posted 921 days ago

Greg,
Your nets are amazing! I do a lot of fishing and would love to build one of these for myself but they look REALLY challenging.

Beautiful nets as always, keep it up and thanks for sharing!

-- Patrick, Helicopters don't fly. They beat the air into submission.

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Tim Mahoney

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#3 posted 920 days ago

Beautiful net. I wouldn’t put it in water. I’d hang it in my living room. Is the brass inlay cut from a sheet?

-- Tim Mahoney, So Cal, http://www.mahoneywoodworks.com

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whitedog

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#4 posted 920 days ago

Your nets are works of art.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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michelletwo

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#5 posted 920 days ago

too pretty to use..and I couldn’t get a muskie in there!! :-) :-)

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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MTMan2

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#6 posted 920 days ago

Where do you get the netting?

-- - The most recognized name in all of recorded history was worn by a woodworker.

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Will Mego

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#7 posted 920 days ago

Simply stunning and inspiring, thank you for sharing it, and please continue to do so. Those of us who are both woodworkers and fly-fisherman thank you for it.

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." - http://www.willmego.com/

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steveni70

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#8 posted 915 days ago

Gorgeous, love the metal inlay.

I’ve been thinking of making some nets as gifts, but I can’t find the clear netting other than Brodin.

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RichardH

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#9 posted 884 days ago

Excellent work and beautiful wood. A real piece of art that no matter how nice it looks, I hope it actually gets used. Granted it would give me pause to do so, but that’s it’s purpose in life right?

Cheers, Richard

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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