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Custom Fly Fishing Landing Nets


  Welcome to my website, for nearly 20 years I have been building landing nets and sharing them with other fishermen.  My custom fly fishing landing nets are made for the discerning sportsman to honor the beauty of the fish and the streams. Combining form and function, these landing nets provide a beautiful frame as you land your fish and a piece of art to decorate your home or office when you can't be out fishing. Each of these handcrafted wooden landing nets is signed and numbered as a unique fishing collectible that makes a distinctive gift for that hard to buy for person, collector, fly fisherman, boss, retiree, graduate, husband, father,or grandfather; that special woman or man. A great Christmas gift for the fisherman.

Starting with American hardwoods each of  these  landing nets is handcrafted to its individual shape, contoured, detailed and sanded. They are coated with a deep epoxy finish to create a lustrous glow. These fly fishing landing  nets may be customized to your personal taste, creating a collectible piece of outdoor art.  I personally create each of these nets using a varity of hand and power tools.  My finishing techniques were developed over several years of frustration and false starts, it is still the single most time consuming part of building these landing nets.  Each landing net will have a miminum of 6 coats of epoxy to develop the finish with a deep glow and for protection.  All the brass fittings are machined and polished by hand in my own workshop.

My fly fishing landing nets are priced individually, starting at $180. Take a look through my gallery of  fly fishing landing nets, available landing nets and custom features  pages to see some of the many possibilities for your landing net.  For your landing net you have your choice of either a traditional or a catch and release net bag.

If you are interested in how I build these custom  landing nets checkout my DVD.  I review building a landing net starting with creating a design, making the necessary forms and finally constructing the landing net frame.  I discuss my finishing techniques and review selecting and attaching the net bag. I show a variety of tricks and tips to smooth the process.

If you have any questions please contact me and we can discuss the possibilities for your net.

Tight lines,