Steam Bent Trout Fishing Nets

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Project by Retsof posted 10-19-2012 11:33 PM 3030 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These were a lot of fun to make. The woods I used were Walnut, Alder, & Cherry. I finished them with five coats of Minwax Marine Spar Varnish in clear gloss. The net bags are rubber, which is easier on the fish for catch and release fishing. They are laced to the frames with 200lb braided Dacron line. I made the net retainer lanyards myself using 550lb Paracord and some knots I learned by watching YouTube videos.

-- "There seems to be a black hole in my garage that swallows up pencils and tape measures as soon as I put them down."

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#1 posted 10-20-2012 04:45 AM

They look great !!

-- Anthony

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#2 posted 10-20-2012 09:52 AM

Very Nice Work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 10-20-2012 06:26 PM

Very cool! Thay look great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 10-21-2012 10:55 AM

Wish I had time, I have had these on my “to do” list forever. Very nice.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#5 posted 02-02-2013 06:15 PM

Greetings, New to the site as of today as I was ‘searched’ to your Project when looking to purchase a plastic fish net. They look super. Are they for sale or was this for just persoanl use? Thanks.

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#6 posted 02-03-2013 04:10 AM

Hi Talis, Welcome to These nets were for personal use. I ended up giving two of them to family members as Christmas gifts.

You should check out this link to inquire about purchasing a custom net. Greg makes much nicer nets than I do.

Good fishing!



-- "There seems to be a black hole in my garage that swallows up pencils and tape measures as soon as I put them down."

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#7 posted 04-11-2013 10:51 PM

Hate to look like the rookie, but someone has to. Whats the process to make one? Pics of jigs ect?

They ARE beautifully done. I have 2 neighbors who are older and fish all the time-I’d love to make them each one as gifts.

-- MrHart

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