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Notes and reviews

December 03, 2019 5 Comments

Koa and maple landing net with antler and scrimshaw.

I started making nets for my own enjoyment but as any creator of art or craft we soon want to show our work to others.  First, I started sharing my work with friends and then started appearing at an occasional fishing event.   The feed back from those events and the people I met gave me the inspiration to carry on in the craft. I always try to listen to the person who see a detail or defect I missed.  As in life, listen to those who praise you,  but listen even harder to those who don't, because they may teach you something new.  

Now after 25 years of shows, classes and questions my life is richer because of the men and women I have met. They have started as customers but now I call many of them friends. 

I would like to share some of their emails and comments. Please feel free to offer your feed back and insight about my nets. 


Sept 2018


 Well done, could not be happier Thanks for including -Made for E. W. I will be building nets all winter and am so glad you shared your skill with me. I have learned so much and every net is unique.  My mind just runs wild with possibilities. My birthday is 8/8/59 so the net number is 888 is close, I can’t imagine making that many nets and all the different ones you may have done - You are the Master. Thank you again

Earl W.


5 Responses

Jim F.
Jim F.

February 25, 2021

Hello Sam,

Received the net yesterday afternoon and I don’t really know what to say… it’s absolutely gorgeous!! Stunning!! Just what I had hoped. I’m thrilled with it and can’t wait to take it out. Thank you so much! I will use it and treasure it for years to come!

Kindest Regards,


Nathan H.
Nathan H.

February 23, 2021

Got my net! Absolutely beautiful. I can’t thank you enough. I look forward to many years of it complimenting the many trout, big and small that I plan to put inside it. I will likely bother you as many photos as I can.

Tight lines.

Kevin B.
Kevin B.

February 14, 2021

I just received the net I ordered and could not be more pleased. Your craftsmanship is beyond words…the net is a jewel, absolutely beautiful. The selection of woods, finish and overall weight is outstanding. A piece I will always treasure and use.

Thank you.

Kevin B.


February 14, 2021

Hi Sam,
I received the net and I couldn’t resist I had to open it and I was left completely speechless! I cannot thank you enough for what you’ve done, it has completely exceeded my expectations, I am beyond grateful for what you have done. I cannot wait for Christmas Day when Dylan sees this , I know he will be thrilled! And thank you so so much for the flies, they will mean the world to him, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this! I wish you all of the happiness and health in the new year and happy Christmas Sam :)
Best wishes from a super happy customer!!

Javier G.
Javier G.

December 03, 2019

Fantástico outstanding work

You are an artiste!

Thanks my friend



December 2019

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