Back in the saddle and chasing steelhead! Hoping to get to the lath and make some brass eyes.
This an elegant and functional traditionally sized landing net made with striking woods. 22 inches overall, 8 inch handle and a 13 x 9 inch hoop.
This net handle was made from the small cut offs of a special piece of maple from a small saw mill in Iowa. When I first started making nets I went to that mill with my father. Walking across the mill yard, there was a block of wood covered by mud and grim, the grain of the wood just barely showed through. When I bought my lumber I asked about that small board and they replied, "Just take it." I cut it into small planks and let it dry. When I finally used that wood, I found that it had some of the highest figure and the most iridescent grain that I have ever seem. I think the rest of that log ended up in pallets. The hoop is Koa from a small supplier in Hawaii that would tell me where each of the trees he harvested had grown and had fallen.
This style of landing net may be custom ordered with a slightly larger hoop fitting style 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. All my nets feature a multi-coat epoxy finish to enhance and protect.
There is a $100 refundable deposit, with up to a 12 month wait time. I will email you for confirmation of details. Other wood selections available at lower pricing.