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  1. Question New vs Old type of Nets ?

    I am seriously considering replacing my old rope landing Net that I've used in my Hyde for years with a new Rubber type Net. I've never used one of the new Rubber nets & just wondered if I could get some feedback from any of you who may use one.

    1. I've heard their better for the fish, true or false ?
    2. How well do the Rubber ones hold up ? ( good warranty, do they last as as long, my old rope one is probably 30+ years old ? )
    3. Do your hooks still get entangled with the net ?
    4. Since this is for use in a drift boat, which one would you recommend ?
    ( I've seen one in Cabelas & one in LL Bean that were reasonably priced, at least for me. )
    5. Aluminum or wood handle ? ( Which is best ? )
    6. Will they hold bigger fish securely ? ( Steelhead/Salmon )

    Tie One On-----------------<*))))))))><

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    Default Re: New vs Old type of Nets ?

    Check out Wachter Nets (Wachter Landing Nets - Handmade Landing Nets For Fly Fishing). I know a lot of folks who use them and they swear by them.

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    Default Re: New vs Old type of Nets ?

    Quote Originally Posted by tie one on View Post
    I am seriously considering replacing my old rope landing Net that I've used in my Hyde for years with a new Rubber type Net. I've never used one of the new Rubber nets & just wondered if I could get some feedback from any of you who may use one.

    1. I've heard their better for the fish, true or false ?
    2. How well do the Rubber ones hold up ? ( good warranty, do they last as as long, my old rope one is probably 30+ years old ? )
    3. Do your hooks still get entangled with the net ?
    4. Since this is for use in a drift boat, which one would you recommend ?
    ( I've seen one in Cabelas & one in LL Bean that were reasonably priced, at least for me. )
    5. Aluminum or wood handle ? ( Which is best ? )
    6. Will they hold bigger fish securely ? ( Steelhead/Salmon )

    Tie One On-----------------<*))))))))><
    I'll try to answer
    !. they are a lot smoother so they won't scrape off slime & I think there is less chance of getting the gills entangled on a smaller fish
    2. I doubt if you'll get 30 years out of one because the sun will deterioate rubber.
    3. Even if your hooks get stuck into the net it should pull out fairly easily to pull out as it won't get caught in thread strands...
    4.I've seen long handled ,Aluminum handled in Wal-Mart for a pretty good price & Cabella's has a wading length one for $39.99 in black & $49.99 for the clear, but Dick's Sporting goods has the clear one for $30.
    5. depends on the length, how much you want to spend, & whether you like wood or metal..It's just a tool....
    6.Depends on what size you get.
    Of course this is IMHO

    Neil

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    Rubber nets are truly better for c&r fishing. The downsides are they are expensive and heavier.
    Here's a link to Broding Nets., They make some really nice nets. I'm going for their new PVC Ghost Net soon.
    http://www.brodin.com/

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    Does anyone use the measure nets and if so what do you think of them?

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    Default Re: New vs Old type of Nets ?

    Quote Originally Posted by yatahey View Post
    Rubber nets are truly better for c&r fishing. The downsides are they are expensive and heavier.
    Here's a link to Broding Nets., They make some really nice nets. I'm going for their new PVC Ghost Net soon.
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    I replaced the knotted (so-called fish friendly) netting on my Scandinavian triangular collapsible and telescoping net with, firstly, a rubber net. It dramatically increased the weight of the net, to the point where it was impracticable for the wading I do most of the time. I then obtained a Brolin Ghost replacement net, which is equally fish-friendly but made of much-lighter PVC and is clear. I was amazed at how much lighter it was, and it seems as fish-friendly as the black rubber.
    On the whole, I'd rather be in Wyoming . . .
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    Default Re: New vs Old type of Nets ?

    Hi guys,

    I only use a net when fishing for small trout (I have a 3wt. flea) that can't be handled with my hand because they are so little and lively. I have a very small Brodin Beaver Creek design. It's old and no longer made but I like it. It has the first generation C&R shallow net bag in the bow. I always take it when I fish for rainbows on the small brooks here. For the big trout I do better dragging them into the shallows and unhooking them right there. It seems a lot easier than trying to lead them to a net but that's just me.

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