Erie county in the fall is a favorite of mine. The past weekend temps put us to the test. The streamer bite was darn good. Managed to get my son some fly rod time fish.
Monday, November 13, 2017
Saturday, June 3, 2017
I am real sucker for new things. Met a gentleman prodalky three years while fishing up North. We talked and he say try these h e gave me Lively legz pheasant tail. I fished it the rest of the day with great success. So, I came home order the product and it sat. Until being re-introduced to them thru my local shop. By the way Jim's sport center in Clearfield stocks them.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
Friday, November 4, 2016
The past few months have been a blur. My children seem to become professional athletes. whom demand seven day a week training. Along with ny wife's new postion has put a hurting on my trout bum lifestyle. Mind you I try to fish once a week and I am always in the fly shop at least twice a week.
My mind has been in a mental state of blah. Cursing instagram one day a ran across riversong nets. I forgot about three years ago my bearded brother Joe Kayafas gave me the information on wooden landing nets done by John Parise. I friend John on facebook instagram and asked about prices of nets.
And that was that. I thought about it..
Nets have always been a pain in my ass. If they not tangled in the brush there would be smacking me in the back of the head. So, I put that on the back burning
Back to the present looking a the photos of the nets brought back a memory of 1991 maybe 1992 shop class at old conformity high. One of our project was a wooden net. Which today is hanging in my fly tying room collecting dust.
I then got did some research. I also contacted john asked a lot of questions. He was kind enough to guide in a way not to give up all his secrets.
I began gathered tools from my father's house. cleared him and my father in law of any clamps they owned. I went to lowes and beyond for hardwoods. Collect a slew of strips and blocks of dark light grainy wood.
My first form was two section of plywood roughly cut from a tracing. This net has been yet be finished. Waiting on a slot cutter from my local hardware store. Dreading the thought of ruining it with one foul swoop of the router table. I now call this net round one phase one
On to my current kindly named Round 2 phase 2. Round one net being a little off. I left tracing behind for a square, circle templates, MDf and a compass. After a couple of nights of sawing, sanding and hand filing it is ready to form. We will see how she makes out. I will keep you updated in the next couple week.
I would also like to point you in the direction of River Song Nets http://riversongnets.com/
If you are in the need of a net message him. They are a Beautiful hand made nets
DON'T CONTACT ME FOR NETS.
The following is a progression on my work. Highschool to round deuce