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Brownout
Posted: 2009/5/22 0:38  Updated: 2009/5/22 0:38
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 Re: This is what its about, that fish is beautiful!
Wicked fins. What type of net is that? Is it more fish friendly than most? Great pic, appreciate the uploads.
pcray1231
Posted: 2009/5/22 7:48  Updated: 2009/5/22 7:48
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 Re: This is what its about, that fish is beautiful!
Thanks. Ask Fishidiot about the net, I believe he made it. I don't carry a net, but when that much red flashed under the bank, he came running down to net it for me and make sure we got a good picture. We did, and the net and water ended up making a nice background.
Brownout
Posted: 2009/5/22 15:45  Updated: 2009/5/22 15:45
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 Re: This is what its about, that fish is beautiful!
What did that fish take?
Fishidiot
Posted: 2009/5/23 8:08  Updated: 2009/5/23 8:08
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 Re: This is what its about, that fish is beautiful!
Brownout,
I believe the fish took a parachute Adams or something similar. Pcray likes dry flies for brookies. As for the net, it's a standard size hoop with a deep, soft mesh bag. I'm convinced that soft mesh is a bit easier on the fish than knotty rope type mesh. This tight soft type mesh can be purchased in most fly shops (Cabelas has replacement soft mesh as well as complete nets with it). More important, I think, is to have a deep bag. This will allow you to keep a fish, even over 20," in the water while you fidget with your camera. Shallow mesh bags, like the C&R types, are worthless IMO. If you go down a few photos you can see JayL and I and the depth of the bag on this net is obvious.
Brownout
Posted: 2009/5/24 4:19  Updated: 2009/5/24 4:19
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 Re: This is what its about, that fish is beautiful!
How did you adhere the mesh to the net frame? I am trying to imagine wet mesh like that-having conflicting thoughts about wet mesh and its absorbency. Does that pull off slim easily?
pcray1231
Posted: 2009/5/24 21:59  Updated: 2009/5/24 21:59
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 Re: This is what its about, that fish is beautiful!
A parachute Adams is correct, size 14.
Fishidiot
Posted: 2009/5/26 13:03  Updated: 2009/5/26 13:03
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 Re: This is what its about, that fish is beautiful!
Brown,
I attach my net bags to the hoop with heavy monofilament (20 lb is fine - a fish this heavy obviously won't fit in the net). I can't say scientifically that soft mesh scrapes less fish slime than a rope net but I suspect this is true due to soft mesh, esp when wet, feeling softer to my touch and I would assume would be less damaging. I happen to believe that keeping a fish submerged in the water, and not dropping it on the ground, is more important in releasing a fish than slime protection. I'd rather use a deep net with a rope bag than a shallow one with fine mesh.
Brownout
Posted: 2009/5/26 20:59  Updated: 2009/5/26 20:59
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 Re: This is what its about, that fish is beautiful!
Ah, thanks for the replies, what about those rubber nets, any experiences with those?





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