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Offline asemery

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Hammer Net
« on: September 28, 2013, 08:11:00 AM »
The net in my avatar is the sort that was used in the 19th century in the streams and small rivers of the Pennsylvania Dutch area where I live.  They were very effective especially when used in tandem across the width of a stream.  I made it for a festival of traditional folklife.  Tony



Hammer net, Pennsylvania Dutch design.  The operator of the net would stand in a  river or stream.   A helper upstream would hit the river bank with a large mallet or hammer (hence the name).  The fish would be scared towards the net operator who would lift the net.  The fish would drop into the sleeve and would be retreived through a drawstring at the bottom of the sleeve.  Tony

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Re: Hammer Net
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2013, 09:13:24 AM »
Cool,thats a great looking net. Was wondering about your avatar...now I know, thanks Tony
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Re: Hammer Net
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2013, 10:58:48 AM »
Very interesting net, thanks for sharing the pic.
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Re: Hammer Net
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2013, 11:15:20 AM »
Pretty neat! Would be fun to see those in action someday.