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My New Net

I love my net.  But...there comes a time when a man needs another.   It's an issue that I've struggled with for a long time.  As for my old net....I mean no disrespect. No loss of loyalty. No less love.  Yes, even I sometimes need something bigger.  Why?  Amazingly, even moi, catches the occasional, albeit rarely, large fish.  I briefly considered a composite net, now the rage.  More eco friendly?  Really?  Where does carbon fiber come from?Aluminum?  No way.  Butt ugly.  Trout deserve better.Loyal to local business, I’m lucky to have a fine netsmith in my back yard.  So, back to Blue Ribbon Nets it was.  I knew what I wanted, a Jacklin, large of course.  It was just a matter of picking the combination of woods.  Ever own a fine shotgun?  How about a custom longbow?  There’s nothing like a piece of of wood that’s been finely crafted into a working tool for a hunter or fisher.  I love my new net.  My only complaint is that most of the fish that I catch from here on out will loo…

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