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I was looking at my Brodin net a few days ago , the one I bought in 1984, and thought since it's been so good to me over the years, I'd see about sending it back to Brodin for a well deserved spa day. Pretty much sand off the dated finish and maybe update the net.

I sent an email off to Brodin, and got a response right away however not the response I was looking for. They are now based out of Costa Rica so the shipping wouldn't make it cost effective to do so. Chris Brodin, who I got the response from, did offer me 25% off a new net if I wanted to. I respectfully declined his offer and now wondering what other options I have out there who does quality net work.

I could do the refinishing myself no problem, but Chris said that I may find it tough to get a new net to align up with the holes that are already in the wood. Even if I keep the netting, and it's still in good shape I doubt I could get it back on and have it look like it was supposed to.

Any ideas or suggestions?
Thanks,
Greg

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If I'm not mistaken, you can buy a replacement net from Brodin for nearly all of their models. Or you can measure the distance around the frame and buy a ghost net in a very similar size. Then it is just a matter of removing the old net, refinishing the frame and installing the new bag. Or you can retain the old bag, though it appears to be a knotted type, and re-string it using a small crochet hook and some new line. I did it to two nets.
 

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My buddy Herb builds nets out of his shop in Milton, WA. He has three basic nets he builds, this is the smallest. I have two of his large boat nets. He also fits them with ghost bags. If you are interested in his contact info, PM me.

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That looks like fiber net. I have a tough times with fiber nets and removing flies - even with a pinched barb. I would look at rubber / ghost alternatives if that is a possibility. I was a little disappointed with FishKat when I wanted to replace the woven net with rubber, a no-go. To their credit, they did offer a discount on a new net - a very decent discount.

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