This net was created for an avid fly fisherman who likes to stalk the local streams in the mountains around L.A. As a former fine woodworker himself, the client and I chose the wood together from my stockpile. The handle is highly figured, instrument grade, Claro Walnut. The hoop is Mahogany sandwiched between Wenge strips. It has a safety lanyard attached to the net lanyard, and to a red paracord belt loop so he can attach that end to his older model Simms wader belt. This ultra modern and masculine custom landing net is indeed one of a kind!