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

Medium sized Trout net: Boxelder and Walnut. Color me silly.


Did you ever cut out a section of wood, in middle of a board because the color was so special.  I will confess it wasn't a big board and the rest was pretty bad. But the color in a limited section was really special.  This net is really a study in color. The box elder had an interesting pattern of color and reminded me flowing fabric.   Okay, no one else can see this, but the wood is pretty.  I combined the box elder's creams and red with a deep red of mahogany.  (The mahogany is a whole other story, just buy me a beer.)  The slight curve of the handle is to give a sense of movement.

The landing net measures about 22.5 inches overall with a 10 inch handle and a 11 x 12.5 inch eastern style hoop. Hand made in the USA. The net has a deep epoxy finish. All of my fly fishing nets are signed and numbered. All nets have a custom in shop made brass eye for attaching the net to your vest or belt.

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.