Vintage landing net frame new net replacement

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Vintage landing net frame new net replacement

Post by Fredline » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:33 am

I have just replaced the net in Lea Dwellers very old (it is younger than Ted) Farlows' 15" landing net frame. The frame has a groove set around the edge of the frame to allow the net and fixing to be recessed through pre drilled holes. This process is so simple that it very easily could be used for any wooden framed net even without a groove around the edge.
1. Drill a 3mm hole through the frame at the set intervals for the net loops.
2. Pull the net loops through the pre drilled holes with a baiting needle.
3. Thread waxed string through the loops around the frame.Leave a little for tying off.
4. Pull the loops tightly against the frame or groove.
I stained the waxed string with a dark oak wood stain and finished the frame and string with a couple of coats of silk varnish to tighten it all up. I had previously varnished the inside of the frame because the varnish may have made the net loops a little brittle.
A simple solution courtesy of Mr Farlow.
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If you have no grease with you, and your rings are full of ice, do not cut out the ice with a pen-knife but get your man to put the rings one by one in his mouth, and so to thaw the ice.
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Re: Vintage landing net frame new net replacement

Post by Old Man River » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:02 am

Very niceley done Fredline , as a pertinent question, how did you manage to source a net with exactly the right number of "net top loops" to fit the frame without having too few or too many ?

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Re: Vintage landing net frame new net replacement

Post by Lea Dweller » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:14 am

Old Man River wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:02 am
Very niceley done Fredline , as a pertinent question, how did you manage to source a net with exactly the right number of "net top loops" to fit the frame without having too few or too many ?

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I sourced the net through Snowbee, I had a great conversation with someone on the phone, told him the measurements of the frame and he suggested the net that John has very quickly fitted. Snowbee are well worth a call!

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Re: Vintage landing net frame new net replacement

Post by Lea Dweller » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:16 am

Well done and thankyou John, what took you so long? I gave you the replacement net yesterday morning! :Chuckle: :Hat:

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Re: Vintage landing net frame new net replacement

Post by Fredline » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:32 am

Old Man River wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:02 am
Very niceley done Fredline , as a pertinent question, how did you manage to source a net with exactly the right number of "net top loops" to fit the frame without having too few or too many ?

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The frame had 36 predrilled holes and the new net had 40 loops. If you look carefully at the net picture at 12 and 6 o' clock you may just see that I have drawn 2 through each hole. The other 2 are lost at the spreader end.
If you have no grease with you, and your rings are full of ice, do not cut out the ice with a pen-knife but get your man to put the rings one by one in his mouth, and so to thaw the ice.
John Bickerdyke.

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Re: Vintage landing net frame new net replacement

Post by Liphook » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:06 pm

Good work with a very explanatory diagram Fredline :Hat:

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Re: Vintage landing net frame new net replacement

Post by Fredline » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:16 pm

The major positive with this process is the net is locked and will not travel around the frame.
If you have no grease with you, and your rings are full of ice, do not cut out the ice with a pen-knife but get your man to put the rings one by one in his mouth, and so to thaw the ice.
John Bickerdyke.

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Re: Vintage landing net frame new net replacement

Post by Fredline » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:15 am

I forgot to mention the Snowbee replacement nets are quite superb and just perfect for this process.
If you have no grease with you, and your rings are full of ice, do not cut out the ice with a pen-knife but get your man to put the rings one by one in his mouth, and so to thaw the ice.
John Bickerdyke.

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