Re: Landing Net
Like you, I had a net with that woven green netting with knots that I wanted to replace with something more "fish-friendly". I first got a replacement black rubber net from Cabelas. It fit fine, but I was surprised how much weight the black rubber added. I then bought a replacement clear PVC net from Brolin which is much lighter.
Frankly, I was surprised how easy it was to change out my netting, since I use one of those telescoping collapsible nets from Norway and thought that its unusual triangular shape would make it hard to fit a replacement net. Not the case at all.
On the whole, I'd rather be in Wyoming . . .