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Re: California Torreya and Manzanita.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:37 pm
by Daniel @ Tenkara USA
I think we need those reminders sometimes, so thank you Adam for that. I think your point is clear.

Re: California Torreya and Manzanita.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:41 pm
by rsetina
Daniel @ TenkaraUSA wrote:...but some prunning won't hurt it, and I expect everyone who is interested in the craft, and inclined to study on how to make it, to have a similar level of respect. Plus, as someone just reminded me, the amount of work that takes to make a net is incredible, so, I would expect anyone who will want to do it will be very careful and selective with their branch selection and will not go on cutting tons of branches.


Daniel, you said it correctly. It's all about respect. Not only in pruning a tree for a tamo, but in everything in life. Thanks for your words of wisdom.

Re: California Torreya and Manzanita.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 4:46 pm
by rsetina
Daniel,

During your stay in Japan, concerning tamo nets, I was wondering if the experts in Japan used branches from fallen trees or did they prune from the live trees the branches they used for their tamo nets? I'd be curious to know the thoughts of our Japanese counterparts if you had a chance to talk with them about this.

Re: California Torreya and Manzanita.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:43 pm
by Daniel @ Tenkara USA
Though almost everyone had a net, I didn't meet any angler who actually made their own net. I think it's kind of clear that it's too much work.
To my knowledge the tamo makers will cut the branches.

Re: California Torreya and Manzanita.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:54 pm
by rsetina
Daniel @ TenkaraUSA wrote:Though almost everyone had a net, I didn't meet any angler who actually made their own net. I think it's kind of clear that it's too much work.
To my knowledge the tamo makers will cut the branches.


I gathered that from your post when you said they cut them in the winter and wait for them to dry before bending them into the right form. I seem to recall reading that somewhere.

Re: California Torreya and Manzanita.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:05 pm
by grampa
FWIW, I'm looking at trees in my own yard and the trees of friends to find a couple of good branches.

Not all of us "blind followers" go denuding the banks of streams and lakes, for ANY reason.

Re: California Torreya and Manzanita.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:41 pm
by rsetina
grampa wrote:FWIW, I'm looking at trees in my own yard and the trees of friends to find a couple of good branches.

Not all of us "blind followers" go denuding the banks of streams and lakes, for ANY reason.


I'm looking in the trees of my UPS customers. Not that I'd cut any of their branches but when the time comes for pruning this winter you know I'll be looking at the trimmings. :lol: