During this festive time of year, it's important to give back to the community we live in. Smallfish needs your help. We have donated our finest and favourite Fly-fishing net to the CBC Suncor Foodbank Drive to be auctioned off on the morning of December 24th. The handle is made from a beautifully curved Arbutus hardwood which feels just right in your hand. The hoop and hilt is a combination of walnut and maple. This net is our favourite at Smallfish not only because of it's beauty and function, but because of the the story behind how I found the branch for the handle.
While walking through the coastal Cascade forests of BC, I spotted it, a branch that had curves and lines of a Japanese painting. I headed towards it with only thoughts of fly-fishing nets and how it would be a thing of beauty...little did I realize, that right below the branch was a hornet's nest. As you can guess, I stepped right into it. Wasps stings and all, the branch was worth it. It created a fly-fishing net that is as much a piece of art as it is functional.
Please help us give. If you are planning to give this year, consider putting in a generous bid for this beauty. It retails for $750 but we are hoping that it can bring in more for the Foodbank.