I just finished my net last night. I am happy with the way it turned out. I learned alot about steaming wood and form design. I am excited to build another one. I can build them alot faster than a bamboo rod, so there is a little faster gratification. I used Walnut, Maple and Chokecherry burl in the construction of this net. It requires you to mill out 1\8 inch strips of wood and then steam it. You then bend the strips around a form. Design a handle and glue the strips up. Then lots and lots of filing and sanding to shape it. I finished it up with some teak oil. Went to the river today to see if there was a fish willing to pose with my net for a few snap shots.
Monday, October 18, 2010
I fished one of my favorite streams today. It never disappoints me. For the first time ever I caught a brown on it. It usaually homes brooks and cutts. This brown makes the sixth species I have caught on this little stream. Brook, Cutt, Rainbow, Brown, Tiger and Whitefish.