Bamboo Two Part Landing Net Pole.

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Bamboo Two Part Landing Net Pole.

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I have recently made a two part landing net pole from an old sea fishing rod... stiff as a poker!
Each section is 43 inches long or there abouts.
I had an old brass treaded end section from and old bamboo pole handle that fitted the end of this one nicely.
I rubbed it down, did a minimal amount of whipping ( leaving the original green on because it was solid) then gave it a few coats of exterior yacht to varnish ( it dose what is says on the tin)
Its a good solid pole/ handle.
What would be the best finish on the end???
I have lots of bits of wood knocking about, I was thinking of whittling out some kind of bung like you put in the end of a rod, its to nice to put a rubber end cap on it.

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Lovely job there Mark… :Hat:
As an end cap what about the cork and cap from a damned good bottle of single malt or vintage port…?

Other brands and coloured caps are available…. :Wink:

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RBTraditional wrote: Wed Oct 25, 2023 4:02 pm Lovely job there Mark… :Hat:
As an end cap what about the cork and cap from a damned good bottle of single malt or vintage port…?

Other brands and coloured caps are available…. :Wink:

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Thats a good idea Rob, did a similar thing with home spun float tube.. but with bog standard cork.
The cork would need to be flush with the sides of the handle.
I like that idea... but this time a quality cork!
As an additional idea... with the right fit I could store, rapped in greaseproof paper, a few hooks, shots etc...
Might be better to glue it in.. I'll chew it over.
That single malt looks a good un Rob!
Love a good single malt myself.
Mrs B surprises me now and then with a nice bottle.
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RBTraditional wrote: Wed Oct 25, 2023 4:02 pm Lovely job there Mark… :Hat:
As an end cap what about the cork and cap from a damned good bottle of single malt or vintage port…?

Other brands and coloured caps are available…. :Wink:

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RBTraditional wrote: Wed Oct 25, 2023 4:02 pm Lovely job there Mark… :Hat:
As an end cap what about the cork and cap from a damned good bottle of single malt or vintage port…?

Other brands and coloured caps are available…. :Wink:

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Well I have managed a simple end cap... Its a cork as suggesting by RBtraditanal.
But... not a fine champagne cork or from an aged single malt, its fitted as it is, a bit on the rough side, but it dose have a story and it feels right, so in my books qualifies for its place on the handle.
Viz.....
I took shelter last week from the lashing rain and wind in my local for well deserved pint.
I was standing at the bar waiting to be served by the new barmaid with a pretty young face and flattering neckline.
She was serving a small group of women who looked like were out for a very happy occasion, but there was a problem... the barmaid was to frighten to get the cork out!
She said she didn't know how to do it and didn't like bangs!
Looking I could see it was an Italian Sparkling Wine, just a bog standard aspispementi type.
Not being a man that can leave a damsel in distress....
"Give us that bottle, I'll open it for you"
She passed me the bottle as the others looked happily on as I slowly gave it a little twist and gentle push and could feel it ready for that controlled pop that left the cork in my hand.
There was a sigh of relief all round when one of the party said... "You should charge em for that"
"No, I'm keeping the cork"
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…a brilliant result all round Mark, I like it :Thumb:
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RBTraditional wrote: Fri Nov 03, 2023 6:17 pm …a brilliant result all round Mark, I like it :Thumb:
Me too we're bonded together all ready.
Looking forward to the nets baptism now.
It will have to be something a bit special.
Saying that..all fish are special.
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