|Project by Greg||posted 04-02-2012 06:41 PM||4130 views||5 times favorited||8 comments|
This is another recently completed Custom Fly Fishing Net for a sea captain on the East Coast. He wanted a nice burl handle with a favorite fly, the “Last Chance Cripple,” inlaid in brass into the handle.
The burl was stabilized before use and laminated over a piece of Maple to give it backbone. This custom commission was a challenge, as the tight radii on the hoop made bending multiple strips of curly maple tough. Each laminate is around .040” thick. The end result is a very strong hoop, especially with the darker and stronger Wenge in there.
Some of my other custom nets are available here on LJ on my website, www.sierra-nets.com.
This is the magnetic net release debut which I have been working on the design for for months now. This magnet, encased in maple burl, will hold the net fast to your back until needed. I have a video here how it works if you are interested.
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