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Landing Net Project

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Finally took the time to finish this little project: upgrading my cheap, mesh nylon net with a rubber one. 

- tennis racket from thrift store - @ $3

- rubber landing net from the auction site - @ $12

- spray paint from another project - $0

- para-cord scrounged from the daughter's old craft box - $0. 

Measures  10 x 13 x 13 deep.  Big enough for most of my fishing. Alone, the replacement net is heavier than the racket frame itself.      

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I like that. Great idea. A lot of racket handles are hollow too so you could add foam so it floats if dropped. 

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1 hour ago, Piker20 said:

I like that. Great idea. A lot of racket handles are hollow too so you could add foam so it floats if dropped. 

Yeah, this one has a handle of molded, dense foam around racket frame forming the handle.  Might give some buoyancy, but I doubt it would float with the weight of the net.  My net rarely comes off the bungee attached to my vest, so its not an issue for me.    

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Might as well play tennis with that net since it won't  work for fishing unless your a bait chucker. Nope, sure won't work for fly fishing, it didn't cost enough and it's probably at least an ounce heavier then a real net. Remember, Fly fishing is expensive just like fly tying. Sarcastic humor there. I really like it. I like the paracord handle, I like the upcycle and I like the unpretentious in your style.  Good job!

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Thanks gentlemen. It turned out better than I anticipated. My biggest concern was how to attach the net and how it would lay around the frame.  After thinking through a few different approaches, the circumference of the net and frame were similar enough that a series of cow hitches on the inside allow the net to be 'reversible'  

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Very professional looking.  Of course, the fish I catch wouldn't fit in it.!

Yeah, right.

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2 minutes ago, DarrellP said:

Very professional looking.  Of course, the fish I catch wouldn't fit in it.!

Yeah, right.

Darrell, thanks. Actually, alot of mine I can scoop up in my truckers cap. 

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4 hours ago, DarrellP said:

Very professional looking.  Of course, the fish I catch wouldn't fit in it.!

Yeah, right.

My catches wouldn’t work with this net either! They’d all slip out through the holes... 😅

Great work on the net! 

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