Round Net Making – How to Make a Round Net or Making a Round Net Bag


the round net hello everybody welcome back and in today’s little exercise what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna show you how to make a round net whether you want to make a bag or you want to use it for fishing I don’t know you tell me in the comments bout down below tell me if you want to make a bag or a fishing net or something and this particular round net I have taken from a book called nets and knots for fishermen and others but I don’t think that it is in print anymore and just looking at this I’m trying to see a date in here and I cannot Oh 1972 it says here so anyway this comes from the book in 1972 it’s quite a nice little book but there are other fishing books out there and what I’ve done is I’ve loosely followed the instructions I mean my way of knotting may be slightly different to what they’ve done but it’s just what I’ve learnt in the past on other net making projects and in this particular knot I’m using the double knotting version when I create my loops but if you go and look at my for example my rectangular net I used the single knotting version so anyway what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna show you how to do the first couple of rows and then at the end of the video there’ll be more information on how to build out those rows as to what the formula is there’s there seems to be a little bit of formula to it and I will put that at the end of the video for you so anyway without further ado let’s get on and let’s make a little round net so some of the tools that we’re going to need to create our round net are as follows the first thing that we need to consider is the actual size of the mesh that we’re going to create for our round net and what governs that are a couple of things first of all you’ve got very much different very very much different very different sized netting needles very fine one here for very for small let’s add this one is for larger net now the thing that governs the size of the netting needle is the actual net gauge or net card itself and the size of that determines the size of the actual net that you’re going to be created so in other words if this was even narrower you’d have a smaller net and so therefore you would probably need a finer needle and so in this particular case for today’s little exercise I’m gonna use the smallest the brass one here of for three you can if you want to just use your netting needle if that’s the particular size you want to go for on your net you know it doesn’t matter what it is so long is it creates the size and you’ll see it in action and you can determine from that what you want to use so we’ve got our net gauge the next thing we’ve got is we choose our netting needle and the net once again the netting needle if it’s very fine mesh you’re going to be using this one here because otherwise it won’t squeeze through the hole and there’s a larger one here they come in various different sizes also in today’s little exercise I’m going to use myself an endless stainless steel ring but you don’t necessarily need one of these you can actually make yourself a circle out of some cordage or the actual twine itself to make the actual circle that it’s that you’ll get for starting your net off the other thing that I’ve got here is I’ve got a little bit of paracord and you will see that in action as we go through and then finally obviously we’ve got our always been monkey that one we’ve got our twine here and once again all this stuff that I am showing you here I will put a link at the end of the video for information on that as to where you can get it from and what sizes etc so have a look at the end of the video for that particular thing so anyway let’s I what I will do now is I will go and set it up and show you the first thing now I’m going to do because what we’re going to be doing is casting onto our ring here so the next thing that we need to do now is we need to put our netting twine on to our netting needle and if you’ve never done that before this is how you do it there’s my twine get the end of my twine there like so pull off a fair bit and then rolls all over the place as usual I really need a proper jig to hold it in but the whole idea now is hold it in your hand like so and then paste place the end of the twine under your thumb and then when it’s under your thumb you just work your twine over that central needle there and bring it down then take it to the bottom there like so then bring it round turn it over but don’t let go of that original strand to start with because otherwise it will all slip loose and then what I do now is I just take it up to the top pass it over that needle there like so down and round around the back turn it over like so and then I’ve let go of that front bit now because it’s held in place and just keep passing it over the netting needle like so that’s all you do as simple as that and then loaded up until it was is full I’m going to be to using this particular letting Lidl here and you can see I’ve got quite a lot of cordage on that but the thing is with net making just remember it is called hungry so if you can put as load on there but the thing you’ve got to remember is that one once it fills that needle – at that point there you’ve got as much on as you can get and the other thing is don’t forget as you’re doing it you’re bulking this out so you’ve got to make sure that it’s not too bulky to pass through the actual net parts of the net itself so that’s other things to consider when you’re doing it now the next thing as well is that what I’ve done is my little ring here that I’m going to put my first loops onto I’ve tied it on to a piece of paracord here in this particular case I’ve just typed my favorite knot which is the poke is news and it’s going off into the distance and it’s going to be secured at that end so that I can pull up nice and tightly on it so the next thing we’re going to do is we’re going to actually cast on to the ring itself so here we have the end of my line here and what I’m gonna do is I’m just going to tie on to this ring and you want to secure knot for this so whichever knot is your favorite knot is the knot that you used to tie on my current favorite not for this sort of thing is the poachers news but you can use the bowline or something else and all I’m going to do is just wrap it round tie on and if you don’t know how to tie the poachers noose as such have a check out of my videos there is it’s listed there as well and then now that I’m just passing that through is a bit fiddly there we go and that is now tied on nice and secure and that is the starting point of creating our net now now that we have our netting twine attached there to our loop the next thing that I want to do is I want to start casting on to the ring and creating loops all the way around my ring itself and to cast on is quite easy all you do is just get hold of your twine like so bring it up to the actual ring so it’s nice and snug against the ring and then the next thing that I do is I pass my needle up through the ring so you can see here now what I’m doing is I’m going around over the card itself round the back and then coming up through the ring once I’ve done that the next thing I do is now if we look here you can see that I’ve got a loop at the bottom here and all I do is just pass my needle through that loop there and then pull it up tight and as I pull it up tight it will Bend as you can see there what we’ve done is we’ve created our first loop at that point there but at the moment it’s not secure and what I want to do is to lock it off and to lock it off I just take hold of all the cordage and pass it over the back of my hand so let’s just bring that little bit more interview so you can see there the cordage is coming from underneath my thumb over the back of my hand and then onto the end of my needle and what I’m gonna do now is take my knitting needle up through that hole there of the actual main ring pull it up so it’s nice and tight and there we have it my first loop has now been locked off and what I want to do now I’m just pulling that little bit tighter and what I want to do now and food the camera I can just adjust that a bit for you so what we do is we do exactly the same again so I get at the moment my cordage is running over my net card like so so I take it underneath everything up through the loop as I come up through the loop I then take it down through that loop at the bottom so if I just move there you goes through that loop at the bottom there so pass it through that loop and let it pull up just pull it up over and then pull it up nice and tight like so and we’ve now created our next loop but what we need to do is lock it off so what I do is form a loop over my hands there bring it up through the ring on the right hand side of the loop pull it up and then allow it to slip through my fingers and lock that second one in place my cordage is now running over the top of my knot not bored I want to take it underneath my knot board take the netting needle through the ring like so then once through the ring you can see as I pull it up a loop appears the bottom there take it down through that loop allow it to pull up tight just bring your cordage over the top there we go and we’ve now got another loop in place but it’s not locked we now have to lock that loop and to lock it I just throw the cordage over the back of my hand like so and then bring it up through the middle of my ring and then pull it down tight like so and there we have it and what we’ve done now is we’ve created one two three four loops at that point there so what I’m going to do now is I’m going to go round and I’m going to produce 20 loops so I’m going to follow that procedure through for another 16 times and then I’ll come back to you and show you the next bit so I’m at the point now where I have got 19 loops and as you can see what I’ve gradually done is take them off as I’ve worked my way around my ring so I’m currently on my nineteenth loop and here comes number 20 so the cordage is passing over the top of my neck age up through the loop like so then take it down pass it through the loop that we’ve just created with the thread pull it up tight bring it over the top like so pull it up nice and tight and then what we need to do is throw it over the hand and we then lock it off lock it off and I think seeing is the last one let’s do a double lock off so go over the back of the hand twice and lock it off and just it all gets a little bit fiddly there we go and there we go we’ve got my final lock off so what I can do now is I can take the neck gage out of it I will go round and count these again to make sure that I’ve got 20 and I can also now take it off my pink paracord and then let’s get on and do the next bit so I’ll see you again in a second so as you can see what I’ve done now is I have spread my loops fairly evenly around my ring itself and I can assure you that I have now got 20 loops on this particular ring so the next thing that we’re going to do is I’m going to set it up again because what we’re gonna do is now start increasing the rings around this first set that we’ve made here so I’ll show you there’s a formula to it and what I will do is at the end of the video I will give you all the details with regards to starting off with 20 rows and then building it up as you go a lot so anyway I’ll set up the next bit and I’ll get back to you shortly so I’ve just referred to my book on nets and knots again and what they now recommend is this setup procedure for continuing out on the circle here is I have a toggle here and what I want to do and you can you don’t necessarily need a toggle so I’ve cut tied a toggle on to the end of my paracord here which is then anchored off in that direction there and the whole idea is it can be a pencil something like that then the whole idea is then that I pass this over the toggle and then it allows me to get each of the individual loops and actually turn them as I’m going around and start creating my net on that so the next thing that we’re going to do is what we’re going to do is we’re going to increase the number of loops that we have on our first initial 20 and but first of all the next thing that I need to do is I need to tie my netting twine onto my toggle as well so I will go ahead and do that and then we’ll get on and do the next bit so as you can see now I’ve got my space like a spider’s web I’ve got my spider’s webs all my 20 loops on a circle which is secured in place by this toggle and then on to the toggle here I have tied my line now next thing the book suggests is it says get hold of the first loop so it doesn’t matter which loop along here that we take get hold of the first loop and put two loops onto the first loop we then go to the second loop and put one loop on and we go to the third loop and put two loops on and keep going round like that so what I’m gonna do is as per the books instructions I’m gonna get hold of my netting card and I’m going to take up the first loop and so that is probably the nearest loop to me there that one there just take your netting needle through it make sure it’s not twisted and pull your twine through like so and let’s just lay that flat so that you can see it a bit better and then when my twine is pulled through like so so let’s just adjust that up a bit for the camera sake there and then once I’ve taken my line through that first loop its running over the top like so and the next thing that I do is I go round again because we’re creating a loop we haven’t created a loop yet we’ve got a loop coming from that line there and going around but this will be eventually cut off so we want a loop here so I go round again like so up through and there we go we’ve now created a single loop at that point there I then now I’m not sure what they say in the book but I’ve developed my own little technique that I prefer for netting and what I do is now throw the cordage over the back of my my hand I go underneath the – of that loop that I’ve picked up there and come through and then before I pull it up tight to show you that I then go between the loop the two loops or the two sides of the loop and bring it up through my initial loop that ran over the back of my hand like so and then pull that down and what I’ve done in effect is put a double knot in there and I’ll show you that again so this time we’re going to do the second loop so let’s just adjust that slightly so I already got one loop there onto that loop and what I’m going to do now is go over my card again up round the back through that first loop like so pull it up tight and you can now see that I’ve got two loops on the first loop and then take it over the back of my hand like so take take it over go round the back of both then go through the center of that loop and get up we have two tangles out pull it up tight and there we go with now if I take that if I take that off now you can see now here I’ve got two loops on that single strand there okay and I personally prefer to do the double knot method but if you look at my previous video on net making you will see that I’ve used the single one where I’ve done the long net right and so the next thing is so we’ve done two on one we now pick up the next loop along now this is the problem it does swing about a bit and I can see here that my next loop is this one but according to the instructions it says only do one on this loop so I’m gonna go up through that loop like so take it under and there we go and then I’ve gone up through it pull it round once over the back of my hand go around the back of both go round the back just one try and keep that you’ve got to keep that see that top loop there that’s got to stay on that side and then come up through the middle I serve and then pull it down tight and we’ve now created another loop and now we go along to the next loop so the next loop that we come to just find it is this one here and that one there we’ve just only done one on this loop so what we’re gonna do is do two on this loop here so take it through the loop like so so the cordage is going around the back of my neti needle like so and then the next thing I’m going to do I’ve gone round I’m going to now go over the back of my hand like so underneath both of that loop bring it up and then through the middle of that loop there bring it up like so and then pull it down and then lock it off and that’s one loop and we now want to do a second one on that particular one like so bring it up through the back there we go pull it up nice and tight then over the back of the hand like so go underneath both of that loop once and then take it underneath through the middle of that loop this time and pull it up and I’ve got a tangle in there somewhere there it comes no there is and the tangles come out and then pull it up nice and tight and so that is we’ve just done two on that one so we now find the next loop along and it looks like the next loop is this one here and so get that one out of the way just make sure you don’t let them cross you don’t want your loops crossing over otherwise it makes a mess and so for a final time just to show you on this one I’m going up through that loop there in the middle and then once I’ve done that throw the cord over the back of my hand like so go round the back of both bring it through go round the back of one bring it through and then pull it up tight just stop try and prevent it from catching up the top there and you can see now the knots forming there and there we go we’ve now done a single one on that one and all I do now is I go on to my next loop find my next loop in line which is this one here and onto that one there I put two and that’s why I’m doing all the way around so as I’m gonna work around here until I’ve done all 20 loops and so in total I should have thirty loops we’ll see that at the end anyway I’m gonna go around and go one loop 2 loops one loop two loops all the way around until I come to the end again ok so as you can see I’ve now taken it I’ve done that row and um on the initial twenty either then tied I went and tied two then one loop two loops then one loop and you can see here that as I open this up you can see here there you go there’s your single loop or the additional loop that we’ve tied in goes on to a normal there and then you can see here once again at this point here we’ve got this the double loop another double loop and then single in between so what we’ve basically done is we’ve increased the size of our circle and that’s basically it and then it says on here in the next two loops blah-blah-blah-blah-blah increasing every loop in this manner will produce 30 loops in the circle there so we should from 20 we think on to 30 loops and we what we do is build it like that and it says then in the third row increase every third loop making 40 loops in total so you can see how this expands out as we go along and like I said I will put all this information at the end of the video and so once again I think that brings me to the end of it I’m gonna carry on and make myself a nice little net bag and you can make yourself a fishing net or whatever else you need but that is the how to make a circular bag from the book nets and knots for fishermen and others I don’t think it’s in print anymore but you know I’ll put a link into some other books that may be useful as well ok so once again thanks very much for watching please give me a thumbs up if you liked it if you hated it and leave me a comment down below and tell me your experiences with regards to net making thanks then see you later then bye bye you

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