Noticed your blog spot in signiture line; FUN READ and bookmarked.I use a magnetic net keeper and a small carabiner. I carabiner the net to the waist pack when I am hiking or walking a long distance. Then, (mine is a short handled net) when i fish, I use the magnet. Holds very well and allows me to not worry about my net falling off and getting lost.
Yep, me too.I normally fish with both a wading belt and a waist pack on, and after trying a lot of ways to afix a net to other gear, i have mostly resorted to sticking the handle in the belt(s). I almost always use a short handle net, which makes doing that possibly easier, but i see folks carrying very long handle nets with the long handle thru the belt quite a lot. I guess it does not look so great ... but it works. For me, i have never quite mastered hooking and unhooking a net from whatever i might hook it to on my waders, shirt, jacket or whatever, so the handle thru the belt approach works pretty well.
I should've gotten that net...I have the Fishpond El Jefe net here's my setup: wading belt, Gear Keeper with 2" clip on the
gear keeper (42" reach) attached to wading belt with a black wire tie (175lb) attached to the snap clip of the Gear Keeper ring just above the handle where the net starts, to the net frame only and trim the wire tie close. The net stays on my left side along side the back of my left leg. When fighting a fish, i disengage the lock on the side and push the net out toward the fish leading it into the net. Bingo smooth as silk, doesn't interfere with walking or anything, and the net can't float away.