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Medium GB Special Hoop Net in unusual shades of Walnut


This net is 23.5 inches overall. The hoop is 14 x 8 inches and the handle 10 inches. The hoop is an elongated style patterned after a net a fishing guide ask me to build.

It is the wood makes this net unusual. The entire net is unusually dark 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 wood in the living tree ages, 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 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.  I found a small piece of this wood when I was sorting through a selection of odd pieces. Not a combination of color and tone that one often sees.  This is a one a done net as I rarely see this dark of wood.  

To further compliment the color of the wood, I added an inset of caribou to the handle with a nickel-silver wire braid and eye. (Instead of the usual brass.)

Nets of similar style may be ordered in various woods and with a ghost net bag.  My nets are all signed and numbered.  All nets have a custom shop made brass eye for attaching the net to your vest or belt. This net may also be ordered in a smaller size. 

There is a $100 refundable deposit, with up to a 12 month wait time. I will email you for confirmation of details.