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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Fishpond Nomad Emerger Net

    Did fishpond acquire the Nomad net business or are they merely applying their graphics to the base Nomad nets?


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  2. #12

    Default Re: Fishpond Nomad Emerger Net

    The River Armor nets are kevlar, and beefier than the other versions. Highly recommend the upgrade. May explain the weight difference expressed above- but they're still extremely light.

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  3. #13

    Default Re: Fishpond Nomad Emerger Net

    For their larger boat nets, Fishpond offers a net bag that doesn't require sewing. You just fit the bag on a series of loops around the rim which is something I wish they offered for all of their nets. To replace a net bag if you can do it by simply fastening the loops along enclosures that is a lot easier than trying to tie thread like stringing a tennis racket.

  4. #14
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    Oct 2016
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    PNW--College Place, WA.
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    Default Re: Fishpond Nomad Emerger Net

    My Fishpond net is the Native version. I've had it for three years and the netting is still in fine shape. I keep mine attached to whatever I'm using that day which now is a lumbar pack. I use the Fishpond Confluence net release--I use one for my wading stick too. The magnet was a small hassle when I attached it to the back of my vest, but now that I use a lumbar pack it's right there on my left side. Easy to grab and use and put back after I'm done.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Northwest New Jersey, NE Pennsylvania
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    Default Re: Fishpond Nomad Emerger Net

    The magnet on my the Fishpond Confluence was so strong you could rip the D ring off the vest when attempting to employ it. I took it back to the Fly Shop and exchanged it for another brand. I like the magnet attachment as they jump in place when reattaching and with the right net I don't notice the weight.

    Others I know their Fishpond magnets are normal. Mine was just too strong. The shop employee was even shocked at how strong the magnets were.

  6. #16

    Default Re: Fishpond Nomad Emerger Net

    I have five of the Nomad nets, the Emerger being one of them. I try to carry a net well-matched to the fish I'll be pursuing. if I could only have one net, the Emerger would likely be it.

  7. #17

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    Love my El Jefe in river armor

    edit - and it comes with me every time I am wading. Perfect all around net for me wading or on the boat

  8. #18

    Default Re: Fishpond Nomad Emerger Net

    Quote Originally Posted by hatidua View Post
    I have five of the Nomad nets, the Emerger being one of them. I try to carry a net well-matched to the fish I'll be pursuing. if I could only have one net, the Emerger would likely be it.
    Since you own both kinds of nets, why do you think the smaller landing nets couldn't incorporate the hook loop enclosure fastening method of the boat nets? I think that is so sweet especially for swapping net bags. Why is that feature on the larger nets because I don't think it has anything to do with replacing the bags?

  9. #19

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    -that's a valid question. Swapping nets on the small ones confounds me and swapping on the larger nets would be pretty straight forward. You'd need to take that up with the guys at Fishpond. I have the bigger nets for my carp exploits and the smaller ones for trout. While I like them all, I don't know why some are designed one way and the others are done differently.

    My little Native net gets about 4 days of use per week and I've yet to need to replace a net so it's not on top of my list of worries. Yesterday I was horrified to look down and see that I was actually standing on the hoop (with rock under it) of the net as it'd somehow fallen into the water without my knowing it. They are pretty durable but I have seen the broken ones so I know they aren't impossible to snap.

  10. #20

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    I heard back from Fishpond on the O-rings that are used to secure the net bag on the boat nets. In fact, Fishpond didn't know why this is only a feature on the larger nets so they checked with the founder of Nomad Nets Kevin Best.

    Fishpond acquired Nomad Nets in 2013 and Best may still work on staff at Fishpond I'm not sure anyway this is the scoop that was relayed to me secondhand:

    I talked w/ the founder of Nomad Nets and he stated that O-rings don't look very good on the smaller nets which is why we don't have them on them.

    I have restrung a few nets in my day and the larger nets with O-rings are much more difficult to re-string. The O-rings are for heavier fish which is why they are on the bigger nets that would hold big fish.

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