Inspired by Tenkara
The fly-fishing nets designed at Smallfish are influenced by the Japanese style of Tenkara fly-fishing nets. Smallfish has taken elements of the Tenkara net style and fused them with modern fly-fishing catch and release nets.
The result is a collection of unique fly-fishing nets that blend the old and the new in a variety of organic shapes and sizes to suit both the Tenkara and the rod and reel fly-fisher.
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Design at Smallfish
what goes into our custom fly-fishing nets
Form and function
Function and form are both kept in mind when designing each fly-fishing landing net.
The design of the fly-fishing net should be purposeful. It should feel good in the your hand and it needs to land the trout easily and safely.
The bottom of the catch and release fly-fish netting provides a flat surface to safely display your landed trout while the organic shapes of the wood provide a perfect background for that great photograph.
At Smallfish each wooden fly-fishing landing net is crafted and finished to the highest quality.
Design your own
be part of the process - pick and choose
At Smallfish, you can be part of the design process of your unique fly-fishing landing net.
Have an idea for your own custom fly-fishing net? Let Smallfish know.
Want to incorporate a special branch into the design of your custom fly-fishing landing net? Smallfish can do that.
Want a special pattern of woods in your custom fly-fishing net? Smallfish can do that too.
hand-crafted with meticulous care
Hardwood is ripped and sanded
The uniformity and smoothness of every layer creates a solid bonding surface, thus creating a stronger net.
Hardwood layers are steamed
Steaming the hardwood allows it to bend easily around the unique hoop forms of each net.
The steaming process of the hardwood allows the two-part epoxy to penetrate the wood fibres making the wood of the hoop structurally stronger and also 100 percent waterproof.
Epoxy resin and double doweled
The handle is attached to the hilt with an epoxy and double doweled to add strength and durability.
Final layers are added with a finishing epoxy resin
This last step ties everything together and hides the dowels.
The net is now ready for sanding, shaping and finishing work.
An epoxy resin penetrates the wood making it 100 percent waterproof and finishes to either a glossy, satin or matte finish depending on the final sanding or polishing procedures.
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