A net consists of the following parts:
Cork line this
helps to float the net
Web the net
Lead line this holds
the bottom down and keeps it stretched out.
On this page you will learn how to mend a fishing
net if it gets a hole in it. These holes are caused by such things as
fish (usually king salmon), fish picks and sharp rocks.
Here is a picture of a good net.
Below you can see a hole in the net which we will
mend using a special needle called a mending needle. This needle holds mending twine of the same material as
the net. We will use special knots to get this job done. We will use
the beckett knot to get started.
Using the beckett knot we tie into a loose string
hanging down. Then you go from mesh to mesh and attach them together
using the mending knots until the holes are all closed.
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Mending the net movie.