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Tenkara Net?

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Tenkara Net?

Postby gentleshepherd » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:49 am

In one of the photos, I see a really cool looking net. It looks circular. Can anyone tell me anything about it?
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Re: Tenkara Net?

Postby rsetina » Mon Aug 10, 2009 7:25 pm

I think I read it's a Japanese style net. I don't think you can buy them here in the US but I could be wrong. Daniel will know if you can get them here. Here's the photo I think you saw:


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Re: Tenkara Net?

Postby Daniel @ Tenkara USA » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:36 pm

I meant to post a reply here but forgot to.
That net is indeed a Japanese style net. Most of the nets in Japan are circular, and they have a very fine, slightly stiffer mesh, which I believe is good for not harming fish.
Also, on an interesting note, Dr. Ishigaki's net handle is a deer horn. This is said to bring luck and protection in the water. Interesting concept.
They are very expensive in Japan, and we'll consider bringing them someday.
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Re: Tenkara Net?

Postby sosebeecole » Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:41 pm

yea, im pretty interested in getting one of these nets. how much would they usually cost? and do you think that a costom netmaker could do one?
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Re: Tenkara Net?

Postby Jerry in SC » Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:28 pm

On Japanese websites some are very expensive, using exotic materials for handles. There should be a less expensive alternative, someone with a tubing bender might be able to cobble up an aluminum circular frame and add a regular wooden handle.

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