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Old 02-19-2012, 06:30 PM
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Default Re: Do You Use an Net / An Catch An Release

I don't keep trout. I only carry a rubber net on my raft or pontoon so I don't have to lean or reach as far to get the hook out. The net is often handy if I'm anchored in faster current. I never use one wade fishing. I can usually lead a fish to shore and slower water, or get them to my hip and pop the hook out. If I want to handle the fish for a picture or something, I'll either rest it in one hand (regular sized fish), or tail it (big ones).

I don't like having a net dangling behind me when walking though, and it's easier on both myself and the fish to just pop the fly out with hemos and let the fish swim off.
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