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Custom Maple Burl Fly Fishing Net - Must See Grain to Believe!

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Project by Greg posted 04-02-2012 06:41 PM 2578 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

I am taking commissions now but my lead time is well over 3 months.

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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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Enjoy.

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





8 comments so far

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Jim Rowe

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#1 posted 04-02-2012 07:05 PM

Exquisite workmanship! Your 3 month backlog says you are in demand. Well done!
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Mark A. DeCou

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#2 posted 04-02-2012 07:15 PM

a beautiful piece of functional art.
Sure, 3 months wait now, but it will get longer.

way to gooooo,
M

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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jumbojack

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#3 posted 04-03-2012 12:53 AM

do you produce the flys as well?

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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willie

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#4 posted 04-03-2012 02:21 AM

Absolutely beautiful!!! I’d have to hang that on the wall, it’s a piece of art.

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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Craig Havran

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#5 posted 04-03-2012 01:04 PM

yet another gorgeous net. i do have to admit though… one of my favorite pictures of these is your torture device glue-up with 274 clamps on it. great work.

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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chrisstef

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#6 posted 04-03-2012 01:10 PM

no way am i dunking that net into the water … there aint a fish alive that deserves to be caught in a beauty like that. Incredible job.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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PapaS

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#7 posted 04-04-2012 02:31 AM

I hope that the fish appreciate the fine wood and excellent workmanship as all of us fisherman and woodworkers. super jpb.

-- PapaS, Casper, WY

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JIM COLLINS

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#8 posted 04-08-2012 11:29 PM

beautiful, just absolutely beautiful. You are a very talented person. Well done.

-- Jim in the U.P. nothing like the smell of fresh cut wood

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