Beautiful, handmade fly fishing nets from StreamWalker Nets.
I’ve been in the market for a new net for a little while, and I’ve been checking out several options as I narrow down my choices. I recently came across Leif Mermagen’s StreamWalker Nets company, and I was immediately impressed.
Now I’ll be the first to admit that a fishing net is something that I have never really justified spending much money on. It’s a utility tool, and while it’s an important one, spending upwards of $150 on a net just never made much sense to me. I’ve started to change that mindset a little, and I’m in the market.
Regardless of my stance on that, I can still recognize beautiful work when I see it and Leif is creating some stellar nets that I think any fly angler would be in awe over.
Streamwalker Nets are handmade in Rochester New York by Leif Mermagen using locally sourced hardwoods. With the exception of our smallest hand net our entire lineup features clear rubber “Ghost style” net bags that are virtually harmless to fish.
I always try to spotlight small companies that are doing great things in the fly fishing community and I’ve been quite impressed with what Leif is doing. While I don’t know him personally, it’s clear that he has a passion for his work and his nets are evidence of that.
If you’re in the market for a new fly fishing net, certainly check out Leif and StreamWalker Nets. You can visit the website at Streamwalkernets.com. You can also check out them out on Instagram and Twitter if you’re into that kind of thing.