I started getting into woodworking a bit more over the last year as well as fly fishing. I'm about to embark in a rather ambitious attempt at making my own landing net. So far, my main source of instruction is this Video
So far, the video has been very helpful. I have my materials and am starting to draft a few versions of the head of the net. If anyone has made their own net before or has any recommendations, tips or experience bending wood or making fully symmetrical forms, I'd love to hear from you.
Thanks in advance.
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What do you plan to use for the actual netting? The reason I ask is that I went looking for my net after reading your post, and found that mice had chewed it. I'm thinking about a rubber replacement net, but I'm undecided. Anyone with opinions about replacement nets should certainly chime in.
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