Landing Net Bag Lacing Instructions

Lacing A Fly Fishing Net Bag

Northkill Tackle landing nets all have three holes through the handle, at the bottom end of the net hoop.  This is where the lacing starts & ends and where the tag ends of the lacing are hidden.  The illustration above, on top of the actual handle shows you the location of each hole.

 

Use a bobbin threader or wire loop inserted from the left side of the handle through to the right.

Us Bobbin to start

Pull through approximately 8” to the left side of the handle and use a small clamp or clothes pin to hold the excess thread in place.

Clamp excess thread

I use a sewing needle to lace my bags.  It makes life a lot easier.  Holes on Northkill landing nets are drilled to 3/32” around the hoop and 7/64” through the handle.  Make sure your needle, with thread, can pass through these holes.  The thread, or cord I use is 1.5mm Dacron braid.

Sewing needle
Once your needle & cord are ready, secure your net bag with clothes pins.
Use clothes pins to secure
Start the cord by inserting the needle through the first handle hole and into the center of the net bag.
Start the cord here

Then bring your lace over the top of the bag loop and out of the same hole.
Go over then out
Continue to the next hole moving counterclockwise.  The picture below shows the net bag half way finished.
Bag is half tied
When you finish lacing the last hole, trim both ends of the cord to approximated 6”.

Trim extra cord

Secure the two ends by tying 3 overhand knots.

Secure the cord ends

Use your bobbin threader again to pull the loose ends through the handle one at a time.

Use bobbin to pull loose ends

 

Leave a small loop on the left side of the handle for both tag ends.

Leave a small loop

Use a medium/strong amount of pressure to pull the knot into the cord channel.  Too much pressure will rip the rubber net bag hoop!
Pull knot into channel

Finally, while pulling on each tag end, cut the cord as close to the net frame as possible.  The tension you have on the cord will cause the tag ends to spring back into the center of the handle and the ends will be hidden.

Pull and cut

Finished product!  If you need any help or guidance, call me or send me an email – northkilltackle@gmail.com

Finished product

 

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