After an eye-opening earthquake, I completed the final adjustment of the plug this morning – the bamboo changes very slightly during the lacquering process – and my landing net project is now done. I need to pick up a bag to put it in, and carve a dowel to protect the joint when the net is in transit/storage, but it is ready to use. Hopefully this summer I will be doing a fair bit of herabuna fishing, and I can’t wait to give it a try!
Another view, with the net taken down:
For a comparison I trawled through my old photos and found a picture of the raw bamboo:
Closeups of the handle and the net joint: