Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011


Water level was not what I was expecting it to be. I had planned on fishing emergers, but it was just too dirty and fast. I instead busted out the streamers and had success.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Cort sent me this photo today of a carp he landed with the help of the net I built for him. Nice rod you got there.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Strawberry Scouts

Cort and I took our 11 year old scouts on a winter campout. We all dug a snowfort for the boys to stay in. It worked, they all stayed warm. Lots of work. They helped build a fire, and we ate MRE meals. Which they all loved, but not as much as me. We woke up early and did some ice fishing.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Land More Fish

I finally finished my net. I have been distracted trying to finish another rod, that I forgot to work on the net. The net hoop is made of Walnut and Maple. The handle is of Box Elder, Walnut, Cedar and Chokecherry burl. This wood has a lot of character. I textured the grip and butt. It makes it alot easier to control when it gets wet. It is finished with Teak oil. It is 19' overall and has a 14x8 opening. I used a nice Brodin ghost bag to take it easy on the fish. Really fun to build and I have plans for the next one in my head. For $150 this net is yours.

Saturday, March 5, 2011