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Old 09-29-2010, 06:58 AM
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Default Rubber or Cotton Nets

I need a new net and was reading the other day that cotton nets are gentler on the fishes scales and their mucus membrane as compared to a rubber net. I had always thought the opposite was true. Cotton seems abrasive to be rubbing up against a fish.....

Does anyone know which is true?
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Default Re: Rubber or Cotton Nets

I prefer the rubber mesh myself and think it's much easier on the fish and me. Used one for about 4 yrs now, don't see myself going back.
Flies, (especially tandem rigs) don't get nearly as tangled and stuck in the rubber mesh either.
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Default Re: Rubber or Cotton Nets

Ant: Ditto on what Fysh says! I used to hate how my flies would be tangled in the net when you landed a fish, now with the rubber nets it is so much nicer! You won't regret going with a rubber net.

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Default Re: Rubber or Cotton Nets

I've always heard rubber net bags are easier on the fish and the bonus of not having flies get stuck in the net makes it all the better.
I recently got a Brodin San Juan Ghost net.
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Good looking net. First saw rubber nets on the San Juan in 1991. As I recall, the guides said they were buying them at WalMart.

Agree with the others, rubber is better, think you will like it. OOPS, just noticed you already love it!

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Default Re: Rubber or Cotton Nets

I use rubber as i too heard it was easier on the fish since it doesn't absorb anything. Theyre heavier but not heavy enough to sink my wood framed net, plus i have a pretty small net anyways. Originally it was a cotton or nylon netting, but i bought a rubber net with a ruled centreline that i was able to put onto it easily.
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Default Re: Rubber or Cotton Nets

Thanks guys. I was planning on getting a rubber net anyway because my old net was grabbing my flies and I ended up operating on it to get one back. But I was reading Greatlakes Steelhead by Nagey and he recommends using a cotton net because of the rubber being rougher on the fish, so I started second guessing myself.
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Default Re: Rubber or Cotton Nets

I currently have one of those no tangle nylon nets, but I want a rubber net and will buy one soon.
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"World View" from what I've read on several UK based Fora: Rubber ... Period.
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Skip the net altogether and get your hands wet. milt.
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