Back home in the shop and on the river. Yes, there was one that got away. But what a story.

Medium sized landing net: with unusual shades of Walnut


This net is a medium sized net about 23 inches overall. The hoop is 13x 9 inches. The wood is what makes this net unusual. The entire net is American black walnut.  The heart wood of walnut is a dark wood and the outer layers of the tree, sap wood, are a lighter, almost white in color.  As the living tree grows, the sapwood takes on the deeper tones as the tree continues to add new layers of sap/surface wood.  The wood in this net was cut off my property then air dried for about 3-5 years which preserved the contrast in color.  Most lumber is dried in a wood kiln using stream which creates a more uniform color but with loss of the lighter wood.  When I sort through the boards there is the occasional piece which was cut at the right angle that demonstrates the transformation of the sap wood into the heart wood. Not a combination of color and tone that one often sees.  Every net will vary because of the wood selection and variability. 

If you are interested in a similar net with custom woods or features it is available as special order, with a 6-12 month wait time.  Please contact me if your are interested in  a custom order to confirm details. (

The net, as shown, is a available for immediate shipping. The pictures are of the net you will receive.