This net was a creation custom made for the renowned writer, blogger, editor, guide, and fly fisherman, Kirk Deeter. The net is a simple concept with a bold stately look, and a complex feel. It's handle is made of Maple Cat's Paw Burl. It is called that as the clusters of burl eyes resemble the footprints of a cat walking across the wood. Inclusions in the burl are filled with copper. The hoop is made of Wenge. This is one of my favorite nets ever!