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Landing Nets

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Do u guys use mesh, rubber or anything else?

Seem to get hooks hooked onto mesh decent amt of time when landing. Wondering if any of u gents use a different material and the positives and/or negative ...

Posted on: 2/3 8:52
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Re: Landing Nets

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I started with mesh and then switched to rubber but now I can't catch bugs on the water or in the air very well. Might switch back to mesh.

Posted on: 2/3 9:42


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Rubber solves that problem pretty effectively. You'd be hard pressed to find a better alternative I think

Posted on: 2/3 10:20


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Stag,

The rubber net is a bit heavier but it solves the issue of flies getting snagged in the netting. Changed several years back and don't think I'll ever go back to the old style. I think it's easier on the skin of the fish as well. Strongly urge you to check them out.

Posted on: 2/3 10:57
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Lol Krey ... when i finally purchased a net last year 1st thing that popped in my mind (per rubber) was "heavier/bulkier" and I passed. Mesh is getting annoying and ystrday might be the last of it for me trying to un-hook a fish along with the net. Kept it in the H20, finally got both un-hooked and got em on there way but annoying ...

Posted on: 2/3 11:36
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had the same problem as you with mesh, esp. dropper flies were a real pain. Bought a cheapie net with white/clear rubber and flies don't get stuck in it. Also it doesn't hold water like mesh - just shake it and it's pretty dry.

Posted on: 2/3 13:25


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Been using Brodin Ghost and absolutely love it. No hook issues at all!!!

Posted on: 2/3 14:01


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When I was at the Somerset show I wanted to purchase the Nomad Hand Net (Fishpond owns them). It was only discounted $10...to a price of $105. Sexy Carbon Fiber in Camo Finish.

It is for wade fishing.
http://fishpondusa.com/product/detail/nomad-hand-net/223

I have posted a number of pictures of the mesh style Frabill nets I have been using for years, neither of them have replacement nets offered. They cost $22-26. The mesh deteriorates and rips. I also fish with spin gear and plugs...which get hung up very easily in the mesh...to the point of cutting the net when a fish barrel rolls like crazy. This mess the fish's skin up and ruins the net. If I could find a large clear rubber replacement net, I would put it on one of these frabill net frames I already have (cheapest solution).

Frabill Rectangle 9x 20"
http://frabill.com/landing-nets/trout-nets/3670.html

Frabill Steelhead 20x23" teardrop
http://frabill.com/landing-nets/specialty-nets/3674-1.html

Posted on: 2/3 14:04


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That Nomad is a very cool looking net!!!

Posted on: 2/3 14:09


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I think I have a spare frabill rubber net bag. The frame got smashed to bits when the bank I was standing on caved and sent me tumbling into the EB. No tear in the waders...rod was intact but I was sore and scuffed up. If I can find it, I'll give it to you ........after you put me on one of those pigs.

Posted on: 2/3 16:01
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Hey night stalker - check out Jann's netcraft - i think they have replacement rubber bags, at least they did a year ago. hope it helps.

Posted on: 2/3 20:23


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I use a mesh net, but am thinking of making the switch to rubber because of the whole fly, hook, tangle, mess I have been known to get into. Even with barbless hooks at times I get all messed up in the mesh.

Looked at the nomad nets as well. They are pretty much the net i have been looking for. I am just torn if I want the hand net or the mid length net.

Posted on: 2/4 9:41
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I went to rubber after only a handful of trips with my mesh net. I hate having to damage a fly, rip the net and/or prolong fish release due to a hooked fish getting snagged in mesh. Rubber all the way from here on out.

Posted on: 2/4 16:09


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Those nomad nets are sweet but steep. Maybe someday but not likely.

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Depending on the net you have, some have replacement bags. I know that measure net has the rubber bag that you can buy for around $20 and replace your mesh bag.
Bill

Posted on: 2/4 17:55
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