LDH Landing Nets
We are proud to be agents for the outstanding netcraft of Lloyd Hautajarvi. After receiving a beautiful bird's eye maple net as a gift from a client, we just had to offer them to others!
LDH nets differ from other nets because Lloyd approaches the craft as an artist. He puts in much effort scouting the USA for only the finest figured woods and with an artist's eye carefully lays out his patterns to make the most of the beautiful grain.
The attractively shaped three-ply hoop can be made with either harmonizing or contrasting woods, and his nets come in a variety of sizes from the diminutive Brook Trout Model through the extra-large Steelhead models. The workmanship is impeccable, from the careful joining at all seams to the flawless satin varnish finish that just begs to be touched and admired. The bag is a knotless nylon-easy on the fish and very durable, and each net comes with a brass attaching ring. All nets are signed by Lloyd.
Available Wading Nets, Clockwise from 12 o'clock: Amboena burl $170, Box Elder Burl $150, Amboena Burl $170, Black Ash Burl $150, Presentation Grade Walnut Burl $190, Bird's Eye Maple $150, Birch Burl $150, Presentation Grade Walnut Burl $190, Bird's Eye Maple $150
Available Brook Trout Nets, Clockwise from 1 O'Clock: Curley Ash $140, Quilted Maple $140(SOLD!), Amboena Burl $150(SOLD!), Maple Burl $140(SOLD!), Amboena Burl $150(2)(SOLD!), Walnut Burl $140(SOLD!), Amboena Burl $150(SOLD!)
Lloyd stands by his workmanship with a 5 year guarantee. When you consider the modest price of his work when viewed in light of the exemplary quality, there is simply no better value in a handcrafted net. You will be as tempted to hang the net when not in use- like a piece of artwork- as you'll be proud to carry and use on the stream!
Brook Trout: A net that is diminutive yet versatile enough for most trout fishing situations, capable of netting fish from the smallest brook trout to fish up to 20". It measures 18" long overall, with a hoop size of 9" wide by 11" long.
Wading Net: This is the original LDH model first created in 1983. It is ideal for Western fishing, or wherever the possibility of a 20'+ fish is a possibility. It measures 21" long overall, with a 11" wide by 14" long hoop.
Float Tube Net: Similar in hoop size to the wading net, Lloyd has thoughtful designed this net with a longer handle to provide more reach. It measures 28" long overall, with a hoop measuring 11" wide by 15" long.
Canoe and Guide Nets: Used mainly in canoe and drift boats, these nets feature much longer handles to make netting from a boat a breeze. These nets also have utility in other situations: on spring creeks and at private trout waters where one often fishes from rather steep banks that make landing a fish very difficult. The Canoe model measures 48" long overall, with a hoop size 17 1/2" long by 12" wide. The Guide model is 50" long with a hoop size of 19 1/2 long by 15 1/2 wide.
Steelhead and Brule Steelhead Models: Two sizes are available for steelhead fanatics: The original Steelhead model, 32" long overall with a 19 1/2" long by 15 1/2" wide hoop, and the Brule Steelhead that measures 30" long with a hoop size of 17" long by 15" wide.
Presentation Grade Nets: From time to time, Lloyd comes across a piece of wood that is so spectacular that it is actually surpasses his very picky standards. This is a very rare occurance, so one wishing to own one of these nets must either wait until such a piece becomes available in a chosen wood, or have Llyod use a rare piece from what he might have in stock.
Woods Available and Current Pricing
The following chart shows the woods available and different hoop wood configurations. We usually carry a selection of light and dark colored woods in both the Brook Trout and Wading models. Any other net type can be ordered through us. To order or inquire about stock items, just email us with your request.
|Walnut (asst. figure)||
|Walnut (asst. figure)||WCW||140.00||150.00||165.00||195.00||195.00||210.00||210.00||230.00|
|Walnut (asst. figure)||WWW||140.00||150.00||165.00||195.00||195.00||210.00||210.00||230.00|
|Black Ash Burl||WAW||140.00||150.00||165.00||195.00||195.00|
|Black Ash Burl||AWA||140.00||150.00||155.00||195.00||195.00|
|Maple Burl (red phase)||CWC||140.00||150.00||165.00||195.00||195.00|
|Maple Burl (red phase)||WCW||140.00||150.00||165.00||195.00||195.00|
|White Ash Burl||CWA||140.00||150.00||155.00||195.00||195.00|
|White Birch Burl||CWM||140.00||150.00|
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