For the last several years I have listed some of the nets that I have in stock each spring before trout opener and again in the late fall before Christmas. I appreciate all of the kind comments and feedback that I have received. Each of my landing nets are unique so the nets I have in stock will vary ( you can always contact me if you see something you like as a special request).
All the nets shown here are completely finished and ready for shipping. I can not easily add inscriptions or personal messages to these nets. Any inscription must be added before the final finish is completed. (I can refinish the net but there is a $75 up charge and up to a 6 week delay.) You may request a custom order, current waiting time is about 4-6 months, an inscription can be added at no extra change when I am finishing the net.
Selecting a net isn't always the easy. No one style of landing net can cover all situations in fishing. The net to handle a 30 inch salmon won't work very well climbing up the steep rocks of a small mountain stream. When in doubt I would suggest a landing net with a traditional medium sized hoop, about 34-36 inches in circumference.
The small Tenkara and brook trout nets with a hoop circumference of about 25-32 inches, are best reserved for small tight waters, where a 12 inch fish is a trophy. The appropriate size net will handle the fish with the least injury and give the best frame for a picture.
If you fish mainly larger waters and the steelhead are in your blood, the larger sized hoop is best. I make big fish carry nets with 42, 45 and 52 inch circumference frames.
Picking a handle length, by far the most popular length is 8-10 inches. Mainly because of the comfort in carrying the net on ones back. There are special situations where a slightly shorter or longer net handle is best. When wading is difficult because of age or because of the nature of the river, a longer handle may be an advantage. Similar in very tight cover with lots of bush and fallen timber the shorter hand can be best.
I would be glad to send additional pictures of any of these nets to aid you in making a final selection.
Spring 2019, Made a lot of saw dust this winter but only a few nets made it for listing on the website. Starting on another batch for the fall.....is time speeding up?