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

Smaller landing net in shades of Walnut


This net is a smaller net about 18 inches overall. The hoop is 10.5 x 6.5 inches. The 7 inch handle is contoured to fit nicely in the hand.  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 and can be 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 which is light in color.  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. 

The net, as shown, is a available for immediate shipping. (You are looking at the net you will be receiving.) If you are interested in custom woods or features, a similar net is available as special order, with a 6-12 month wait time.  Please contact me to establish an order and confirm details.