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View Poll Results: Do you use a net & what type

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  • Yes I use a net

    37 34.91%
  • No net for me

    28 26.42%
  • I use a catch & release net

    29 27.36%
  • I use a deep net.

    3 2.83%
  • My net is a fine mesh

    17 16.04%
  • My net is a coarse mesh

    6 5.66%
  • My net is nylon or cotton mesh

    15 14.15%
  • My net is rubber mesh

    16 15.09%
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Thread: Nets

  1. Default Re: Nets

    I use shallow C&R rubberized nets. A short handle for some rivers and a long large for my Pontoon. Wooden nets hand made by Greg Walker and Tropical Lightening Creations.
    I also have a small shallow Bamboo net with the handle bent for the hook by William Joseph.
    Small creeks and stillwater shore fishing, no net. Larger rivers and float tubing Yes

  2. Default Re: Nets

    I am a advocate of the rubberized nets. I feel they do less damage to the fish.
    Joni,
    Congrats on being invited to the wasatch fly tier expo. That's pretty cool. I won't be able to attend, but it looked like a great list of tiers.

  3. Default Re: Nets

    Thank you, it is an honor for sure. Sorry you can't make it!

  4. #14

    Default Re: Nets

    No net for me. When I was first starting out I watched a 3M video with Gary Borger where he showed the proper way to land a trout by hand....wet your hand so you don't damage the slime coat and hold them upside down. After trying it out I decided I didn't really need a net. Just another piece of gear that I have to haul around all day long. I can't remember ever losing a fish that I could have landed if only I had a net...but if it happens, I was gonna release him anyway.

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Nets

    I was in Dick's Sporting goods the other day & they had a rubberized bag , wooden wading size net for $20 --$30. They are a little on the big heavy side but for the $'s saved I'll carry a little larger net.

  6. #16
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    Missouri City (near Houston), Texas
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    Default Re: Nets

    Quote Originally Posted by FISHN50 View Post
    I was in Dick's Sporting goods the other day & they had a rubberized bag , wooden wading size net for $20 --$30. They are a little on the big heavy side but for the $'s saved I'll carry a little larger net.
    If you find it to be too heavy (as I did carrying it for wading), you might be able to fit it with one of those new lightweight PVC "ghost" transparent replacement nets that Brolin sells. While they are sold for Brolin's own nets, they will fit a number of other brands. The lightness in nets without any loss in "fish friendliness" was well worth the change-out for me.
    On the whole, I'd rather be in Wyoming . . .
    Fly2:

  7. #17

    Default Re: Nets

    I never use a net for trout fishing- just one more thing to lug around. I'm surprised at the number of trout anglers carrying nets. I'll use a large net in a boat for Northern Pike, etc. Never use one for bass.

  8. #18
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    Default Re: Nets

    I mainly use the net only on larger fish in faster water.I feel that the easier it is to control a trout without horsing him in ( my favorite rod is a 4 wt.) the more chance he has of surviving a release. If it is a smaller fish & I feel I can grab the fly without lifting him out of the water I will but I feel lifting him out of the water & controling him to remove the hook is faster & like I said easier on the fish using the net. He is picked up evenly without that much stress on his organs as he would if he was grabbed around the middle & inverted & squezzed to hold on to him.

  9. Default Re: Nets

    I use an Orvis Clearwater, large size...for that EVENTUAlLY monster...best thing about it is that it is made in the good ol' USA!

  10. #20
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    Parlin, NJ / Staten Island, NY
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    Default Re: Nets

    No net, fish by old saltwater rules, lift 'em or lose 'em.
    The best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.

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