Up coming events and classes

November 30, 2018

Page of catalog featuring the class description.

I enjoy sharing landing net construction with classes and demonstrations at various fly fishing shows and events.  This is my calendar of up-coming events.  Hope to see you there.

 January 25,26 & 27, 2019,  Location:  Edison, New Jersey.   I will be at The Fly Fishing Show, with my nets and net building supplies. This is one of the biggest fly fishing shows in the country.   I will be demonstrating landing net construction in a live demonstration during that weekend.

March 9,10 2019,  Location: Detroit, Michigan.  I will be at The Mid-West Fly Fishing Show, with my nets and net building supplies.  It is the largest fly fishing show in the mid-west. The always have a great line up of presentations.    I will be demonstrating landing net construction in a live demonstration during that weekend. 

April 13-14,2019,  Marc Adams School of Woodworking. Custom Landing Nets, Where form and function meet. $330 tuition, $100 material fee

This class will start with a quick over view of the various methods for constructing landing nets as well as design considerations. On the first day, students will be shown quick and easy methods for developing a custom design. Participants will build their gluing form and handle inset. The instructor will do a quick demo on preparing the wood strips and warm water bending. Each student will have a chance to bend sample lamination strips. After a discussion of clamping systems and a demonstration of the gluing method, all students will glue their own net frame. During the class Sam will discuss decorating and finishing techniques. On the second day, students will remove the net frame from the form and begin the sanding and machining process to produce the base frame. Each student will shape their handle to a personally pleasing contour before starting the final sanding and detailing. After a discussion of net bag attachment techniques, The students will be guided in the steps to complete their net. Along the way there should be time to discuss fishing, flies and life.

key points:

Overview of landing net construction

Easy methods of design

Quick and easy wood bending

Preserving symmetry with center lines and registration marks

Successful clamping and gluing of complex parts

Don’t worry about mistakes, your instructor has already made them all.

Coming in 2019:

I will be conducting a class at my home shop in net building. This has a limited class size (4 students) designed  to not only to teach landing net construction but teach you the details about workshop set up and correcting mistakes. This is a busy 4 day class. 

Tuition is $450 with 4 students. I also will run smaller groups with a surcharge. 

October 2019.