Protonmadman

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I started a few new nets thanks to the input from WFF member Jesseg122 after my last post of my Brook Trout carving.

Jesse's idea incorporated a live edge channel down the middle of the handle with some brilliant resin bridging it together. The net handle and hoop is highly-figured maple, and the epoxy resin was provided by TotalBoat resins for the build. I'm also working on a video for my Riverbend Woodworks channel for this project, and I will post that once completed.

One awesome part to this concept is adding a size 8 or 10 peacock caddis encased in crystal-clear resin to the butt of the handle, which will be in the next posting :)

Really excited to get these out of the form and start bringing them to life!

Side note: A fella can NEVER have too many clamps.
 

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Hobbyranch

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I started a few new nets thanks to the input from WFF member Jesseg122 after my last post of my Brook Trout carving.

Jesse's idea incorporated a live edge channel down the middle of the handle with some brilliant resin bridging it together. The net handle and hoop is highly-figured maple, and the epoxy resin was provided by TotalBoat resins for the build. I'm also working on a video for my Riverbend Woodworks channel for this project, and I will post that once completed.

One awesome part to this concept is adding a size 8 or 10 peacock caddis encased in crystal-clear resin to the butt of the handle, which will be in the next posting :)

Really excited to get these out of the form and start bringing them to life!

Side note: A fella can NEVER have too many clamps.
Cool idea! Can’t wait to see some finishEd product
 

cdnred

Active Member
I started a few new nets thanks to the input from WFF member Jesseg122 after my last post of my Brook Trout carving.

Jesse's idea incorporated a live edge channel down the middle of the handle with some brilliant resin bridging it together. The net handle and hoop is highly-figured maple, and the epoxy resin was provided by TotalBoat resins for the build. I'm also working on a video for my Riverbend Woodworks channel for this project, and I will post that once completed.

One awesome part to this concept is adding a size 8 or 10 peacock caddis encased in crystal-clear resin to the butt of the handle, which will be in the next posting :)

Really excited to get these out of the form and start bringing them to life!

Side note: A fella can NEVER have too many clamps.
Fascinating build. I take it that you also make these to order..? For example, your "Custom Fly Fishing Net - Chinook Salmon Catch-2-Carve" that you showed being made on your youtube channel, how much would you charge for something like that..?
 

Protonmadman

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You know, I honestly haven't really considered pricing for these. Each one is handmade, and that chinook salmon net has the hand carved fish, so it's hard to say really. Most nets I make either end up in my fishing arsenal or as gifts or trade. I'd like to say, ball park, that each net would be in the $250–300 range, and maybe a boat net with a longer handle would be more.

That said, I already have carved up a second smolt like in that first video, but only a half fish and made a silicone mold of it to make a few nets to consign at my local fly shop here in Bellingham. Just to see if they sell. These will just have a simple cutout with the painted carving recess inside and resin poured around it.
 

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Protonmadman

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NET BUILD UPDATE: Things have taken a turn for the cool. (There is a video peppered in this post update).

I really loved the idea of the epoxy resin handle, but it just didn't seem like quite enough...so, I dusted off the Dremel tool and creaked a "creek channel" that meanders around the entire hoop and connects to the opposite side of the handle.

The Good: The effect will be amazing and something I have never seen before.

The Bad: Resin is a 'liquid', so it doesn't like doing weird things like spiraling around things.

The Solution: Do it in sections and take my sweet time and keep fingers-crossed, then sand like a madman.
 

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