About Maki Net.
Amulets made from deer antlers have protected
Japanese fishermen since ancient times.
Maki Nets are made by full-time fly fishing
guide Maki Caenis, owner of Caenis Fishing
Guide Service since 2004.
Maki started to make hand crafted nets in
2006 during the winter, when there were few
He used to work at a ski resort in the winter.
When he saw Japanese Birch trees on volcanic Mount Asama, he was inspired
to build landing nets for native
He decided to use deer antler
because it would stay submerged
in the water,
and make it easy to take pictures
Also, it was very easy to catch
The deep snow during the cold
Nagano Prefecture inspired the
style of Maki Nets.
About the frame: Japanese Hinoki Cypress
is a very high quality material which can
last for 1000 years if used correctly.
It is grown for its very high quality timber
in Japan, where it is used as a material
for building palaces,temples, shrines, traditional
noh theatres, baths, table tennis blades
and masu. The wood is lemon-scented, light
pinkish-brown, with a rich, straight grain,
and is highly rot-resistant.
For example, Horyuji Temple and Osaka Castle
are built from Hinoki wood. The hinoki grown
in Kiso, used for building Ise Shrine, are
called 御神木 Go-Shin-boku "Tree where
It is also a popular ornamental tree in parks
and gardens, both in Japan and elsewhere
in temperateclimates, including western Europe
and parts of North America. A large number
of cultivars have been selected for garden
planting, including dwarf forms, forms with
yellow leaves, and forms with congested foliage.
It is also often grown as bonsai.
Hinoki (and sugi) pollen is a
of hay fever in Japan.
Oil Finish on Frames: Since paint
good for the water where Yamame
Net frames receive more than
7 coats of oil
finish, which takes one week.
dried, the oil finish will protect
frame from water.
Net frames should be recoated
colored furniture oil every month.
fish every day, you should recoat
Maki Net frames will slowly change
over time, like fine natural
enjoy the changing color.
Roasted frame:Maki using a gas burner to
This is required very high technology.
About white colored grip: Antler
color is very hard to find, even
Maki searched for this exact
color for seven
Carving by hand: After the antler
by machine, it is shaped by hand
with a special
tool, which takes about seven
days. The shape
is specially designed for taking
fish while in the river.
Hand tied net: Maki Nets are
one thread, a task that normally
to three weeks in Japan, but
by Maki in three to four days.
The nets are
dyed, and treated with a special
so the colors will not fail.
the best fish is to shoot it
at an angle
from the direction of the head
of the fish.
Leather rope and a magnet of loss prevention:Use
the rope for loss prevention always always.
Magnets are consumables, if there
is a need
for exchange, please contact
Lifetime guarantee:As long as I live, it
is permanent security.
(It takes maintenance cost and
Thank you again for your order.
I hope you will catch & release beautifull
Brook trout in your country.
Please please send me photos
with your Maki
net with Native Brook trout.
Builder of Maki net since 2006.
Owner of Caenis fishing guide service
Model Trophy,Thank you sold.