Sam is back from teaching, working in the shop and playing on the river.
I hope the title made you stop and read. This net features leopard wood and sycamore. The leopard is sometimes call lacewood and the quarter sawn sycamore is sometimes referred to as American lacewood. I tried to combined the pattern of the woods with their contrasting colors for this net. The 12 inch handle combines the two woods with an inset of black palm. The hoop is the same woods, without the black palm.
A little story about the hoop, for 20 years GB carried the paper pattern of an old broken landing net he had seen while fishing in the Adirondacks. During a conversation, he told me the story of this broken trout net and the pattern. This fly fishing net is the result of translating that paper pattern into wood. The hoop is elongated was about 14 x 8 inches.
This fly fishing net is also available in a variety of woods, handle shapes and hoop sizes. All nets feature a soft nylon catch and release bag but may be fitted with a ghost bag, as a custom option with a slightly larger hoop size. The net is finished with multiple coats of epoxy. All nets are signed and numbered.