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Re: What net do you like?

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Welcome to the board Jeremi. I have a replacement rubber net bag from http://www.themeasurenet.com on an old wood composite handle that works well for me. The "measure net" stuff is very practical.


I second the measure net I have one and really like it. You can measure your fish in the water and not injure the fish.

Posted on: 2010/12/29 18:08


Re: What net do you like?

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I've always used a cheapie wooden C/R net for around $20. I've stepped on them and broke them, had them get caught up in brush in serious bushwacking and realize it pulled off the release (which had been repaired numerous times from the same sort of treatment) and had to go back for them... Last time I lost it I couldn't find where it was in the brush.

My wife's grandmother bought me a Brodin C/R net for Christmas. It's very nice, with the mesh bag. Hope I treat this one better than the last ones It is sure light and seems very strong at the same time. I like it. Can't wait to fish with it.

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Mike.

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Re: What net do you like?

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Nets seem to have come very far in the last 10 years or so with more lightweight materials and more fish friendly netting- still hate carrying one though. Got the ghost.

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Re: What net do you like?

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I carry a net but only use it if I want to photograph a trout or net an exceptional one. I did'nt carry a net at all for several years but learned my lesson when I nearly lost a 18.5 inch Brook Trout because I had no net. It worked out but would have been better if I had a net with me. Now I don't leave home without one. LOL. The net I use is a Wolf Moon "Oxbow". It has a soft mesh bag and is 10 inches deep. Handcrafted in the USA of Ash and Black Walnut. Made by Bill and Donna Kallner in White Lake, Wisconsin and retails for about $60. Very good quality and works great. McConnells Country Store and Fly Shop in Waterville, Pa. are a stocking dealer for these nets.

Posted on: 2010/12/30 14:35
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Re: What net do you like?

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How about a net for steelhead/salmon?
I've seen the measure nets and a few of the $100 boat nets but have yet to find an inexpensive net, steelhead size.
For the past 15 years or so a wet woolen glove has been my way of handling them. Sucks getting my hand wet this time of year.

Posted on: 2010/12/30 17:31


Re: What net do you like?

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So I think I'm going to get another cheap mess bag net. I'm going to start hinting around to my dad that I would like him to build him, my brother, my two young sons, and myself matching nets. He retires in a few years.

Posted on: 2010/12/31 7:28


Re: What net do you like?

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I like the measure net. Grab a fish, see how big it is, and toss it back in seconds.

I would suggest getting a rubber netting tho. It's better on the fishes scales and mucus layer, as well as you don't have to worry about getting a fly caught in the net and spend 10 minutes untangling it.

Posted on: 2010/12/31 11:38
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Re: What net do you like?

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Jeremi wrote:
So I think I'm going to get another cheap mess bag net. I'm going to start hinting around to my dad that I would like him to build him, my brother, my two young sons, and myself matching nets. He retires in a few years.


I have thought about building some myself. If I do it, I will shoot you photos of the process along with measurements and construction take off. Should be a pretty simply process. Will probably put Brodin replacement bags on them as they are pretty inexpensive and much lighter in weight than the cheap rubber bags.

Posted on: 2011/1/2 16:41


Re: What net do you like?

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jdaddy - This might help you if you decide to do this:

http://www.joelwoodworks.com/index_files/page0020.htm

I gave serious thought to building my own, but chickened out, and just replaced the bag on my old net with a Brodin one. Piece of cake!

Posted on: 2011/1/2 17:56


Re: What net do you like?

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I have refused to spend more than $10 on a net my entire life, but was gifted a brodin ghost. Pretty freakin sweet piece, it is.

Posted on: 2011/1/2 18:05


Re: What net do you like?

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I have refused to spend more than $10 on a net my entire life, but was gifted a brodin ghost. Pretty freakin sweet piece, it is.


Yet I have never saw you with it. Weight is the reason I give for not carrying one.

Posted on: 2011/1/2 19:01


Re: What net do you like?

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HA
Thanks for the link.
I think I am going to try to build one this winter.

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Re: What net do you like?

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I have refused to spend more than $10 on a net my entire life, but was gifted a brodin ghost. Pretty freakin sweet piece, it is.


Yet I have never saw you with it. Weight is the reason I give for not carrying one.


I got it three days ago.

Posted on: 2011/1/3 16:04


Re: What net do you like?

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jayL wrote:
I have refused to spend more than $10 on a net my entire life, but was gifted a brodin ghost. Pretty freakin sweet piece, it is.


Yet I have never saw you with it. Weight is the reason I give for not carrying one.


I got it three days ago.


Ahhh. I was ready to make a low ball offer. Which one do you have and please take it to the PO and weigh it for me. Thanks.

Posted on: 2011/1/3 16:57


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