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Cod Net (hand held dip net)

Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by asemery, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. asemery

    asemery

    150
    Aug 20, 2012
    This net is based on cod nets once used in the Northwest US by Native Americans.
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    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.
     
  2. DOC-CANADA

    DOC-CANADA

    Apr 14, 2006
    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.

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    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

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    A bottle bag.

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    Snapping Turtle trap

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

    Doc
     
  3. asemery

    asemery

    150
    Aug 20, 2012
  4. DOC-CANADA

    DOC-CANADA

    Apr 14, 2006
    I guess this will just be our own little thread. :D

    Doc
     
  5. sicily02

    sicily02

    Nov 23, 2005
    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
     
  6. Edgyone

    Edgyone

    318
    Sep 2, 2008
    Nice nets!! :thumbup:
     

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