For those smaller fish...

Traditional landing nets large and small.
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For those smaller fish...

Post by Watermole+ » Thu May 25, 2017 6:49 pm

Some pictures of a new net just completed, designed for smaller fish such as Roach and Crucians, this is fairly faithful to the traditional 'Crabtree' design, but with a few finishing refinements..

The net interior is 13" x 15" and has a two-piece, six feet long handle made from Tonkin and reinforced at the ends. The net frame is made from eleven individual wood strips, laminated together and secured with brass screws.
It is not varnished as even the best varnished finishes crack and flake off in time, instead a polished, oiled finish to the wood and handle sections.

This is the first one from a new former, made to a special order, but there may be other variants in due course...
Click on the pictures for a larger view.

Hope you like it...






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Post by Lea Dweller » Thu May 25, 2017 6:58 pm

Simply wonderful, the best that I have seen, well done!
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Post by Wallys-Cast » Thu May 25, 2017 7:31 pm

An absolute work of art. :clap: :clap:


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Post by KenSowerbutts » Thu May 25, 2017 7:41 pm

:Hat: Beautiful a work of art . Would love to see any made in the future
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Post by Paul F » Thu May 25, 2017 7:46 pm

Sorry to any other makers, but I saw & handled this net in the flesh and it is the finest net I have ever seen, every item/component has been hand crafted.
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Post by GarryProcter » Thu May 25, 2017 8:07 pm

Wonderful work, watermole+ - heartiest congratulations.

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Post by AshbyCut » Thu May 25, 2017 8:08 pm

That looks magnificent, Sir. :Hat: :Hat: :Hat:
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Post by Mike Jordan » Thu May 25, 2017 9:00 pm

Looks bloody wonderful Sir.

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Post by BobTheFloat » Thu May 25, 2017 9:13 pm

Exquisite :Hat:
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Post by The Sweetcorn Kid » Thu May 25, 2017 9:18 pm

Oh lordy!!!
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