Making landing net heads?

Made some other form of traditional fishing tackle.
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Chubman
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Re: Making landing net heads?

Post by Chubman » Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:01 pm

ash is the easyiest timber to use, first i soak it in my fish pond for an hour, find some 40mm plastic drain pipe, make 2 blake ends for it(water tight) i possible, pour boiling water into drain pipe, push ash strip in and plug top in and leave for 5 mins, now for the bit you have to work fast on, remove ash strip with gloves and bend round former, best 2 pair of hands as one needs to apply a bit of bending pressure,whilst the second pair of hands apply lots of clamps around the strip on the former, leave to set and dry out for a week, it will spring out a bit but the spreader block will pull it back, just make sure the ash is cut along the grain otherwise it will split

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Re: Making landing net heads?

Post by Pallenpool » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:51 pm

If you have not already done so take a look in the traditional landing net threads lots of stuff in there to give you some pointers.

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LlyrEdwards
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Re: Making landing net heads?

Post by LlyrEdwards » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:24 pm

Well I've just been made to look a little silly by my 64yr old ex design and technology teacher mother! She could see me making a mess of things so decided to come and help me. Within a short period of time I have now successfully bent a section of cane into a landing net! It isnt perfect mainly due to my poor application of heat using a blow torch ( heat gun coming soon which should help!). Atleast I know now what steps to follow to get it done.

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