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Salmo Trutto, the Custom Bird's Eye Maple, Mahogany & Walnut Fly Fishing Net wl Black Rubber Bag

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Project by Greg posted 233 days ago 1869 views 9 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Let me start by apologizing for the pics being cut off 15-20% on the right side. I guess mine are too big at 1024, but I never have this problem on other forums I hope LJ can arrange to make that happen some day.

I just shipped this net before Christmas to Arkansas. Salmo Trutto: Named after the Brown Trout that was its inspiration, this custom net was a collaborative design between me and my client Jett M. Jett came to me with the idea of making the net look like a brown trout. We hashed through some concepts over the phone, and Salmo Trutto was a go after just one sketch! The net’s handle is made of Black Walnut-reinforced Bird’s Eye Maple. The Hoop is Black Walnut, Genuine Mahogany & Curly Maple. The inlaid spots were created using various natural materials like Brass, Black Stone, Kingman Turquoise, and Fire Coral. Each spot on the handle was meticulously carved out and inlaid in these materials to ultimately create a fish-like look. The hoop is about 10.25”x19” and the Overall Length is 32”. I love how detailed teh strips are on this. The two pieces of thin curly maple, in the hoop, run around .017” thick, and are not easy to glue up let me tell you!

A hand flared copper tube finishes off the lanyard hole before a hand-tied paracord lanyard was tied on. Even the Black Walnut & Bird’s Eye Maple Magnetic Net Release has Brass and stone inlays to match the handle.

The first prototype inlay with aluminum halos instead of brass. I figured brass was closer to the color of a brown trout.

Grinding up red fire coral for inlay

Cutting out the handle blank

Glue up. PHWEW!

Drawing additional spots on the fly (no pun intended)

Carving out the spots

Carving for the brass halo inlays

Final Sanding

First of 10 coats of proprietary oil finish

Completed pics:

We even inlaid Brass and black stone into the Bird’s Eye Maple & Black walnut magnetic net release. This puppy is STRONG!

Thanks for looking!

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





12 comments so far

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dustysawyer

107 posts in 1261 days


#1 posted 233 days ago

Beautiful net and thanks for the process pics. Love the brown trout spots. Where do you buy the rubber nets?

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HillbillyShooter

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#2 posted 233 days ago

That is a real eye catcher—very innovative and nicely done!

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

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clarkey

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#3 posted 233 days ago

SWEET Job !

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amagineer

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#4 posted 233 days ago

A very unique net. Your designs are inspiring.
-don

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

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CalgaryGeoff

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#5 posted 233 days ago

This is the nicest net I’ve ever seen, and I’m hard a core fly fisherman. Very well done !!

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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Old54Woodworks

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#6 posted 233 days ago

Very cool. I’ve been thinking of making a net for my father-in-law and brother-in-law. Where do you get the nets from? And how can I figure out the size of the opening needed?

Al

-- Al Hart

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Picklehead

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#7 posted 233 days ago

So THAT’S where all my clamps went!!! Very nice work. Would love to see you post a pic of a nice trout in that net.

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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GerardoArg1

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#8 posted 233 days ago

Awesome! That is art man! Beatiful work

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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oldnovice

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#9 posted 232 days ago

Awesome piece! Would some really get something that beautiful all wet by using it for fishing?
It belongs hanging on a wall in a mans cave or cabin by the lake!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Greg

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#10 posted 232 days ago

Thanks all! I appreciate the nice words. This guy will DEFINITELY fish this net! He probably will hang it up too. Picklehead, I will return your clamps in Juvember, PROMISE.
Geoff, that means a lot, thanks! I have a client in Calgary BTW. Dusty, I sell the net bags. Just pm me if you want one. Al, pm sent.

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

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oldnovice

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#11 posted 232 days ago

Excuse me but I just needed another look at this beauty!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Greg

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#12 posted 232 days ago

C’mon in, the water’s fine! LOL!

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

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