Winter projects

Made some other form of traditional fishing tackle.
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Harry H
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Winter projects

Post by Harry H » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:25 pm

Two landing net handles
The flamed handle is made from a Dons of Edmonton whole cane beachcaster, unfortunately the tip was broken so has now found service as a landing net handle. The other is the tip of an unnamed cane beachcaster, remarkably although thinner and slightly shorter it is considerable heavier.
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Re: Winter projects

Post by JW1 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:40 pm

They look good Richard, hope you fill them soon.

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Post by LuckyLuca » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:08 pm

Lovely work.
My first homemade net handle was made from a beach caster tip section. Still my favourite and most used.
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Re: Winter projects

Post by Reedling » Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:16 pm

I have a couple of old cane sea rods that are destined for the same treatment... when all the other jobs are out of the way and I get myself in gear, you have made a lovely job of them :Thumb:

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Post by Crucian » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:28 pm

Nice job, well done :Hat:

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Post by Jeremy Croxall » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:36 pm

Top job!

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Re: Winter projects

Post by Keston » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:58 pm

Very nice indeed .

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Re: Winter projects

Post by Wallys-Cast » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:29 pm

You've made a lovely job of those Harry. :Hat:

I made a few landing net handles from old beach rod canes, I'm not sure where this cane was grown but the nodes are quite close together and the wall thickness was huge. I also remember trying to scrape the outer enamel off one and it took me all morning to do a 5ft 6in length, it is extremely strong stuff.

Here's a picture of the wall thickness on a 1 inch diameter cane.
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The nodes were about 6 inches apart which is close considering the cane was a full inch thick.
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Post by Dendrobaena » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:32 pm

Very nice Harry, i had not thought about using a beach caster. I may give it a go :Thumb:
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Re: Winter projects

Post by Harry H » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:17 pm

Wallys-Cast wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:29 pm
You've made a lovely job of those Harry. :Hat:

I made a few landing net handles from old beach rod canes, I'm not sure where this cane was grown but the nodes are quite close together and the wall thickness was huge. I also remember trying to scrape the outer enamel off one and it took me all morning to do a 5ft 6in length, it is extremely strong stuff.

Here's a picture of the wall thickness on a 1 inch diameter cane.
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The nodes were about 6 inches apart which is close considering the cane was a full inch thick.
Image

Wal.
God Wal I thought the walls were thick on mine, that ain't gonna break in a hurry :shocked:
Thanks everyone for your nice comments, just got to finish off some rod rest and I'll be ready for when the weather warms up a few degrees. :Hat:
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