How to Make a Wooden Fishing Net

How to Make a Wooden Fishing Net
Sometimes you don't have the money to go out and buy a fancy new fishing net. Then again you don't have to do that. Everything you need to make a top-notch fishing net can be found at your local craft store.


Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Eight dowel rods Rope Hot glue
  • Eight dowel rods
  • Rope
  • Hot glue
Step 1
Buy eight dowel rods, preferably some pretty thick ones. Make sure they are made of a thick type of wood such as oak or ash. While you are in the craft store find nylon netting. You will need enough netting so that you will have about a foot of hang from your rods.
Step 2
Lash four of your dowel rods together near the ends making a square. This will require some tough rope. Make sure to lash the dowel rods together tightly. You may want to put hot glue around the corners to add stability, but lashing should be sufficient.
Step 3
Glue your other dowel rods together. You want to have two rods glued to one another to give more stability. After that, glue the ends of each pair together. When the glue dries your handle should be pretty sturdy.
Step 4
Lash the handle to your square. To add security, glue the square to the handle first and then lash it with rope. For further security and to give you a better grip, find rope that is long enough to go down the entire length of the handle.
Step 5
Glue your netting to the square section. You will want to curl the netting over the brim of the square for some added grip. If your netting holes are large enough and if you want to invest more time get more rope and wrap the rim of the net with rope. This will keep your netting more secure and match your rope wrapped handle.

Tips & Warnings

This project can be completed in an afternoon if you have all of your materials and is a good family bonding endeavor.

Article Written By Heather Broeker

Originally from North Carolina, Heather Broeker studied journalism and advertising at the University of North Carolina. After graduation she moved to Los Angeles, where she worked for Fox Searchlight, Fox Reality and later as a writer and marketing director. Broeker now lives in Los Angeles and runs Head Over Heels, a writing and public relations company.

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