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    Cod Net (hand held dip net)


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    This net is based on cod nets once used in the Northwest US by Native Americans.

    The wood is a fast growing weed tree (I believe sumac) that I debarked and bent without steaming.
    The frame is 12" x 8". I made the net from linen twine, 20" deep.

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    hey Tony, thought I'd come and keep you company. The small crossbar is the handle and it's used by putting your hand between the handle and the crossing point of the hoop and grabbing the handle palm up - this gives you control of the net.



    I just want to mention that net making can be a very rewarding and versatile skill and it's not that hard to learn.

    A couple more examples:

    A cell mate




    A bottle bag.




    Snapping Turtle trap



    Not to mention gill nets, dip nets, drop nets, etc.

    Doc

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    Hello Doc,
    You are right about net making being a rewarding and versitle skill and not hard to learn.
    Netmaking 101
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-Netmaking-101
    Netmaking 102
    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...-Netmaking-102


    Here are a few more nets.

    Dip Net

    Minnow Trap

    Fyke Net

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    I guess this will just be our own little thread.

    Doc

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    That is awesome you guys. Nets really a great way to catch fish. a few years back I made a home made net using willow spalings
    for making the hoops and the sides and some 550 cord to tie is together and cat tail leaves for filling in the spaces.
    It was a fun project. Your nets look way better than mine fish trap looked.

    Great job guys
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    Nice nets!!

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