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Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
TrailLite Designs Ti Tenkara Net on 05/28/2011 10:44:58 MDT Print View

TrailLite Designs tenkara specific Ti Tenkara Net is a modern ultra light titanium and carbon fiber update to the traditional tenkara fishing net. The 9.5" (24 cm) diameter size of the Ti Tenkara Net is ideal for fishing smaller mountain streams. The ti/carbon frame is very strong and durable and yet the total weight is under 3 oz complete with netting. Two versions of the Ti Tenkara Net will be offered, a more "traditional" angled version and a "western" straight version. Netting used will be either black or clear depending on availability. Links to purchase and to reviews will be posted soon!

Here are a few pictures:
TiNet-01

TiNet-02

TiNet-03

*There are a couple pictures of the angled "traditional" version of the Ti Tenkara Net on my site; www.traillitedesigns.com

Thom
TrailLite Designs

Edited by thomdarrah on 05/31/2011 20:03:16 MDT.

ben wood
(benwood)

Locale: flatlands of MO
Re: TrailLite Designs Ti Tenkara Net on 05/28/2011 14:53:04 MDT Print View

nice, dude!

Kiyoshi Young
(kiloloop)
Nice on 05/28/2011 16:00:14 MDT Print View

Looks great looking forward to reading the reviews. The more I fish the more I find myself wanting a small, light durable net.

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
TrailLite Designs Ti Tenkara Net on 05/28/2011 17:06:58 MDT Print View

Thanks for the positive comments.

Ryan Jordon received an early prototype to test and just received a production version to use and review.

Also Chris Stewart (aka tenkarabum) and Jason Klass received Ti Tenkara Nets to use and review.

Thom
TrailLite Designs

Edited by thomdarrah on 06/18/2011 14:34:28 MDT.

Marc Eldridge
(meld) - MLife

Locale: The here and now.
TrailLite Designs Ti Tenkara Net on 05/28/2011 17:15:53 MDT Print View

I think I need one of these.

David Lutz
(davidlutz)

Locale: Bay Area
"TrailLite Designs Ti Tenkara Net" on 05/29/2011 01:13:25 MDT Print View

Not two minutes ago I was thinking "There is nothing else I need to buy".

Oh well........

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Projected Weight? on 05/29/2011 09:36:06 MDT Print View

How light weight is it????

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
TrailLite Designs Ti Tenkara Net on 06/13/2011 10:02:53 MDT Print View

Below is a link to a Ti Tenkara Net review by Jason Klass on his new Tenkara Talk site:

http://www.tenkaratalk.com/titanium-tenkara-net

Thom
TrailLite

Edited by thomdarrah on 06/13/2011 10:21:00 MDT.

Eugene Smith
(Eugeneius) - MLife

Locale: Nuevo Mexico
clever on 06/13/2011 10:20:06 MDT Print View

Very cool. Ill be on the lookout for this, any idea on availabilty?

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
TrailLite Designs Ti Tenkara Net on 06/13/2011 10:38:05 MDT Print View

Eugene,
The "western" straight handle version will be available through Jason's site (www.backpackflyfishing.com)by the end of this week.

The "traditional" angled version will be available on Chris Stewart's site (www.tenkarabum.com) early next week.

Availablity will be limited at first.

Thom
TrailLite Designs

Edited by thomdarrah on 06/13/2011 10:39:56 MDT.

Thom Darrah
(thomdarrah) - MLife

Locale: Southern Oregon
TrailLite Designs Ti Tenkara Net on 06/18/2011 16:14:14 MDT Print View

Below is a link to a review of the Ti Tenkara Net by Chris Stewart on his tenkarabum site:

http://www.tenkarabum.com/ti-tenkara-net.html

Thom
TrailLite Designs

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
2.4 oz!!! on 06/18/2011 17:27:41 MDT Print View

Four out of 5 of Chris' nets weighed 2.4 oz, one weighed 2.5! Very nice indeed!

I picked up a flat one for backpacking - I think it will pack better than the angled version.

Good job, Thom!

Kai Larson
(KaiPL) - F

Locale: Colorado
How do you carry it? on 09/26/2011 15:09:31 MDT Print View

What is the best way to carry the net when you're on the stream? (I noticed that it doesn't have an eyelet on the handle to attach it to a magnetic release.) How do you stow it securely when fishing so that it out of the way, but ready for use when you need it?

Stephen Barber
(grampa) - MLife

Locale: SoCal
Through the belt on 09/26/2011 15:42:39 MDT Print View

You just stick it through your belt - works fine.

Kai Larson
(KaiPL) - F

Locale: Colorado
Re: Through the belt on 09/26/2011 22:37:10 MDT Print View

I guess I'm not sure the through the belt thing would work for me.

I rigged up a simple sling using a piece of cord and one of those magnet thingies attached to the net ring. It adds about 1.5 ounces, but I think it will be better for my purposes than sticking it in my belt.

Bob Salcedo
(Baughb) - F

Locale: So Cal.
That is a small net on 09/28/2011 11:20:03 MDT Print View

If the net is that small... I think the fish could be handled easily without assistance. But is IS pretty cool.

Bob