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Aaron7_8January 14th, 2009, 8:05 pm
Helena Montana

Posts: 115
What would you recomend as material for making a seinne to sample for bugs????
TaxonJanuary 14th, 2009, 9:51 pm
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Royse City, TX

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Just get roll of window screening material. It can be purchased at a hardware store for perhaps $5-$8.
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Roger Rohrbeck
LeakywadersJanuary 14th, 2009, 10:07 pm
New England

Posts: 43
I use wedding viel material, get it at a craft/fabric shop... they even have pink. More flexable than the window screening. Don't use aluminum screening, loose ends snag clothing, etc. The plastic window screening tends to unravel.
Drag free??? If the fly didn't drag, I wouldn't know where it was!!
Shawnny3January 15th, 2009, 5:25 am
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
Be careful if you use your wife's wedding veil not to get it dirty.

I like the idea of using something white, as Pete suggests. My seine is made from window screen, but it's black and it can be hard to see insects well on it, particularly subtle color variations. Perhaps I'll make a white one for myself.

More important than the rigidity of the screen is probably how you frame it. I have a very simple design - two upright pieces of trim (probably 1/4" x 1-1/2") that the screen is stapled to. That way, it rolls up like a scroll when not in use and still gives you a way of holding it securely when it's in the current. Make the trim just short enough that you can carry the seine in the back pocket of your vest. Mine's a little longer than I'd like - nice for keeping my hands out of frigid water while seining, but not so easy to take with me on the stream. I keep meaning to take a few inches off it, but I spend too much time on the internet to have the time to do it.

Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
LeakywadersJanuary 15th, 2009, 3:26 pm
New England

Posts: 43
OK, I got fancy, I used 1" dowels, about 3' long
Drag free??? If the fly didn't drag, I wouldn't know where it was!!
Aaron7_8January 16th, 2009, 5:57 pm
Helena Montana

Posts: 115
Hey thanks for the suggestions. Tight lines.
MartinlfJanuary 16th, 2009, 6:44 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
Gonzo, who is off skiing for the winter, showed me how to make a small seine with wooden or fiberglass dowels, grey plastic window screen, and duct tape. It works very well and can be rolled up and carried in a vest.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
JADJanuary 17th, 2009, 6:58 am
Alexandria Pa

Posts: 362
I use 1/4 inch dowels about 10 inches longwith hot melt glue.


They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cockís wattles, and which in colour are like wax.
Radcliffe's Fishing from the Earliest Times,
CaseyPJanuary 17th, 2009, 10:57 am
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
at last! a recipe i have all the ingredients for! thank you JAD
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra

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