Thursday, August 21, 2014

T F M Net Giveaway

Starting this past Monday Cameron Mortenson of The Fiberglass Manifesto ran a series of posts (post 1, post 2, post 3, post 4) on his blog describing the process of how my nets are made. Now it's time to get that net into the hands of one of the followers of T. F. M. with a weekend giveaway.

If you've been following along with the posts you will have noticed that all my nets are numbered; this one is # 54. The hoop is constructed of three laminations. The inner and outer laminations are made with curly maple. This is one of the last nets I made using this particular piece of maple. I've been searching the local wood shops but haven't seen another board that will match the beauty of this one. I do hope I can find one soon because this is one of my favorite woods to use for hoops. The opposing grains make an extremely strong and durable net with seldom paralleled beauty. The center lamination is made of walnut.

The handle for this net is from another prime board of curly maple. There are three measure marks set into the handle at 16", 18" and 20". The 16" mark on the front side is used for the head of the dragonfly logo. I have fitted this net with a rubber "ghost" net bag.
The dimensions are 22" overall length with a hoop opening of 9 1/2" x 15".

Good luck to all the participants in the giveaway. Check The Fiberglass Manifesto for details on how to enter the drawing.

This net is my Freestone model which is based on the classic trout net. It's perfect for wading a stream looking for average trout or even an occasional 20"+ trophy.

If you would like to see the other models from J Wood Fly Fishing please visit the Landing Net page or take a look at the stock nets ready for delivery.

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