Bitterroot Nets are made in 3 sizes.
Stream Nets have a 16"x 10" Bow with an 8" handle for an overall length of 24".
Tailwater Nets have a 19"x 13" bow with a 15" handle for an overall length of 34".
Boat Nets are 45" long with a 19"x 13" bow.
The handle lengths can vary slightly as each one is hand shaped. Also, custom lengths are always possible.
The burl handles on the Stream Nets are submersed in an Acrylic Stabilizing fluid in a vacuum chamber and a vacuum is applied. Upon releasing the vacuum, the fluid is pulled into the wood filling all the pores. The handles are then heated to harden the acrylic in the wood. This process not only strengthens the handles, It prevents the wood from absorbing moisture. Which will ensure years of lasting beauty and reliable service. The stabilization process also gives us an opportunity to dye some of the burls to create some unique results. Some Stream Net handles are embellished with semi precious stones like Turquoise or Malachite. When just the right bark inclusion is found in a burl, we can even inlay a hand tied fly (that you tied?).
Lifetime Workmanship and Finish Guaranty After considerable shaping and sanding are complete
great care is taken to ensure the nets are protected from moisture and wear. Moisture is locked out by soaking each net for 2 days in a tung oil based commercial waterproofing oil. Once the sealer is cured, wear protection is provided by 5 coats of industrial grade polyurethane. We have developed this finishing technique to protect your net for life, and we offer a lifetime guaranty on the workmanship and finish to back it up. (Almost all other makers finish their nets with a good coat of oil and a list of instructions for the owner to continuously re-coat the net to maintain the finish.)
Once finished, all nets are Individually Numbered, Photographed and listed for sale here on the website. Personalize your item with a Custom Engraved Monogram filled with black epoxy or crushed Turquoise. We also offer laser engraving of your custom design or logo. Please Contact us if your interested in laser engraving.
I look forward to working with you to create your perfect net. Denny L. Carson
Custom Landing Net, Trout Nets , Fly Fishing , Landing Nets, Wood Landing Net