A landing net handle

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Gone Fishing
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A landing net handle

Post by Gone Fishing » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:33 pm

Hi gents,
some time ago I bought a Martin James 11' bamboo rod with split tip section. Well, I actually intended to restore the rod. But after taking a closer look at the rod, I came to the conclusion that it's better to do something else with it. Our river the Ems has many steep banks and I have often thought of having a long landing net handle, which facilitates the landing. So I came up with the idea to remove only the split part and put on a self-twisted brass fitting. So I got a two-piece rod with a length of about 9'. I think the landing net handle with this length is still strong enough for roach and dace...I'll see that when the water level drops in the spring. :Wink:
Sorry about the new landing net. I do not have a nice old net... :Confused:

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Re: A landing net handle

Post by RBTraditional » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:51 pm

Cracking job there GF, well done indeed! 👍🏻
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Re: A landing net handle

Post by Storm in a Teacup » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:55 pm

That’s a good looking handle. I hope you get to give it a good test on the roach and dace sooner rather than later.

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Re: A landing net handle

Post by LuckyLuca » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:13 pm

Nice job 👍

Don't worry about the net, we're not quite that intolerant here 😀
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Re: A landing net handle

Post by TrentFisher » Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:25 pm

Very nice indeed.Traditional angling values at there best not discarding an item but transforming it in to another usable piece of angling kit,which I for one would love to have in my rod bag.

Thank you for sharing.
-Nige.

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Re: A landing net handle

Post by JW1 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:56 pm

Looks excellent, I have 12' Bennet's of Sheffield cane match rod with a glass tip which I think I could copy you. Did you make the brass end fitting or are they commercially available.

JW

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Re: A landing net handle

Post by Gone Fishing » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:39 am

Thank you for your praise. :Hat:
I hope that I can try the pole as soon as possible ...
I made the brass end fitting with my lathe, exactly adapted to the diameter of the bamboo rod. JW I write you a PM.
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Re: A landing net handle

Post by Duebel » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:01 am

Well done Markus!
Greetings from Bamberg
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Re: A landing net handle

Post by Gone Fishing » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:43 pm

Because our river have too much water, I drove to a local pond to catch roach. I took my Hardy Swing Tip and my Hardy Matchmaker with me. And my new landing handle... The weather was fine with 8 °C and cloudy skies but no rain. It should be a really good fishing day. In addition to eight roaches to 25cm four tench to 37cm went into the fishing net. And all that in January ...
The landing net handle has done a good work even with the tench there were no problems. :Wink:

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