I have started making a bamboo-handled net for herabuna fishing. The hard part – the net – I bought ready-made from Casting, all I have to do is fashion the bamboo to fit its plug and then lacquer it. Since you fish for hera in the seated position, the handle needs to be quite long to reach the water; this one is 3 shaku in length, a bit under a metre. Also, my hera rod is still a work in progress. I need to take it to my teacher’s workplace to fit the tip to the rod, which is quite a difficult process and one I can’t do myself at home.