"Cartography", a Custom Spalted Maple Burl Fly Fishing Net by Sierra Nets

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Project by Greg posted 244 days ago 1173 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a short video I made highlighting the latest net I just shipped off to Florida. This wood is a phenomenal piece of Stabilized Spalted Maple Burl. I see a lot of nice woods, and this is top-notch. The hoop is subtle, but shiny Curly Maple. I named this one Cartography as the “islands” of black-lined spalting remind me of islands along the coastline on a 15th century map. This customer was THRILLED! So thrilled, we are now working on another net using imported Turkish Walnut. Thanks for watching.

The video is here (Approximately 1.5 minutes long):
Cartograpy on Vimeo

Cartography on Vimeo

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net?

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#1 posted 244 days ago

These are beautiful… A work of art no doubt…..

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

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#2 posted 244 days ago

Absolutely beautiful! Can’t wait to see the one you make from Turkish Walnut. I have two shot guns with stocks of Turkish Walnut—one is nice and the other is almost as eye catching as this Spalted Maple Burl.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 244 days ago

You have a wonderful talent for picking out some amazing wood and turning it into a beautiful piece.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#4 posted 243 days ago

YUM! This is deliciously beautiful!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 243 days ago

Lovely, lovely piece!

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#6 posted 243 days ago

Cool work and super wood.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 243 days ago

I love seeing your nets. One day I’d like to own one.

-- Your failures do not take away your possibilities.

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#8 posted 243 days ago

Stellar Greg, each net seems more amazing than the next!

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#9 posted 243 days ago

It is beautiful – kinda wants to make me put on my waders and get “out there”.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#10 posted 243 days ago

Amazing piece of wood and amazing craftsmanship. I bet your customer WAS satisfied with this. Anyone would be.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#11 posted 241 days ago

Great looking piece of wood, I would just hang it on the wall for display

-- Norman

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