Sam is back from teaching, working in the shop and playing on the river.
This landing net has a hoop and handle of Birds eye maple with a dark accent strip of koa. The handle has a brown trout inlay. I have been astounded by the variation in appearance of the trout I catch. I draw the outline of a trout directly on the handle, to best fit the color and grain of the wood. The image is incised into the wood using chisels and small knives then brass wire is hammered into these small lines. The handle is birds eye maple selected so the tones in the wood enhance the inlay. The net measures 25 inches overall, with a hoop measuring about 13 x 12 inches . The handle is about 12.5 inches long.
The net is finished with a deep epoxy finish. All my nets are signed and numbered. A custom landing net with a slightly larger hoop maybe ordered to fit a ghost style net bag. All nets have a custom shop made brass eye for attaching the net to your vest or belt.