Back in the saddle and chasing steelhead! Hoping to get to the lath and make some brass eyes.
This style of net was born of a conversation, "Have you ever" is such an easy question. Well now I can answer, "Yes I have". This net features a handle made from the main beam of a deer antler to the first fork. I make an individual form to fit the antler and add layers of wood so there is a smooth transition from the antler to the hoop. The cherry hoop compliments the earth tones of the antler handle. The hoop measures about 10 x 13.5 inches with an 8 inch handle, the net measures about 21.5 inches overall. The net makes a striking display piece. It has a deep multi-coat epoxy finish.
All my nets are signed and numbered. They have a custom shop made brass eye for attaching the net to your vest or belt.