Fishing Trout

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Project by Zipsss posted 04-14-2008 05:21 PM 1654 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Next month I am going fishing with one of my army buddies to Roscoe, NY, in the heart of the Catskills, and while fantasizing on the biggest brown trout ever, I created a par of nets from bended laminated white oak and mahogany. The design came from an old woodworking magazine.

-- Zipsss

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Bill Akins

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#1 posted 04-14-2008 05:27 PM

I love these fishing nets. This past weekend My 2 boys, my Dad and me went trout fishing in the North Georgia mountains. They would have come in handy!

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 04-14-2008 06:00 PM


These are practical projects that I am sure you will have fun with and hopefully get to use a lot.

Nice job. And enjoy your fishing trip.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 04-15-2008 12:47 PM


Now I’m envious of you! What a beautiful place to head for a little R & R!

Great job on the nets, and I hope you catch a brownie big enough to need them both!


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 04-15-2008 01:04 PM

I’ve been wanting to make some of those myself. Where did you buy the netting? I’ve been unable to find any.

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#5 posted 04-15-2008 05:25 PM

Thank you Lee. I will name the first one that I catch and release after you. By the way, I have been keeping up with your blogs and projects and they are very instructive, thanks. I will see you next July.

The nets can be purchased at Bass Pro Shops. use the Nylon one, they are softer and will not damage the trout. The plans are from wood mag.

-- Zipsss

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#6 posted 04-16-2008 03:04 AM

Great looking nets. A nice job. have lots of fun and see you in June. On June 21 first day of summer.

-- 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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#7 posted 04-16-2008 03:32 PM

and aren’t they gorgeous!!!!
Superb job

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#8 posted 04-16-2008 03:40 PM

I don’t think they’re big enough, at least I hope so. Have fun.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#9 posted 04-16-2008 03:59 PM

how cool. I would be afraid to get them wet and ruin the great work.

-- making sawdust....

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#10 posted 05-06-2008 03:59 PM

Great Job on the nets, I’ve been waiting to find the time to make a couple myself. The net I am currently using is one I found floating down the San Juan River in New Mexico. The San Juan is another great rainbow trout river, you need to come down and try it.


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