Nets

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Old Man, Jun 14, 2013.

  1. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I'm gonna be in the market for a net. I have a CnR net but the handle is way to short for me. It would be fine if I was standing in the water up to my waist. But where I fish the water is seldom that deep unless I'm standing in a pool. I have trouble bending over because of back problems. I need something that doesn't break the bank and has at least a three foot handle. Any Ideas out there. I could of used one like that yesterday.
  2. GAT Active Member

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  3. Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Orvis has a very nice one, of course. I prefer the rubber nets since the flies, even with the barb crimped, don't get caught in the fabric. I like the long handle for the pontoon boat.
  4. Josh Stroud Active Member

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    I totally agree with the rubber net, so much easier to get the hook released and keep the fish in the water.
  5. GAT Active Member

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    Yup, if possible, go with a rubber or ghost net. One of my full wooden nets (custom made ) has a ghost bag and it works slick for C&R.
  6. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    Frabill makes a long handled net with rubber mesh. I carry one of those around for another person who has a problem bending over. It's actually a net made for a boat.
  7. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    After what I wrote I went to the Cabela's site and looked around. They have one that clasps down but with a mesh net. I don't want to be dragging something around all the time that is heavy, like the rubber one. You all have to remember I'm an old man and I'm not getting any younger. I try to get by as light as possible.

    But thanks to all who gave me the time of day.
  8. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    take a knife-cut the line. No net and one less fly per fish.
  9. wlai Member

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    does anyone sell rubber net itself as replacement? I have an extension handle frame that could use a rubber "basket"
  10. Mark Yoshida Active Member

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  11. Jeff Dodd Active Member

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  12. Josh Stroud Active Member

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    Yep, you can pick them up at Sportsman's Warehouse. I have added these to a couple handles and they work great.
  13. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Thank you these look nice. But all that is on the web site is a phone number. I guess I should call and see about one of those nets.
  14. Old Man Just an Old Man

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  16. Mark Yoshida Active Member

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    Go to this home page then click on the net you want to checkout. $44 for large rubber net that is telescopic.
    http://m.themeasurenet.com/Home.html
  17. David Loy Senior Moment

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    The Ketchum Release works great. Never get that nasty slime on your hands, and it's light too.
  18. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I found one that I like. I might just drive over there and get one . That way I could fish the Bitterroot
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  19. GAT Active Member

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    If you can, go with a "ghost bag". It has the advantage of rubber but is opaque... theory is, the fish are not as likely to see it and freak out as they do. It feels like some manner of silicone type material. As with rubber, hooks don't snag in the bag and it is easier on the fish.

    Jim, a telescoping net with a rubber bag sounds like what you need. Go buy the sucker.
  20. Abomb Member

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    Fish don't even see my net until it is too late. Never understood the reason for clearish net. If you are holding your net in the water you are doing it wrong. Net out of water, fish comes in, quick scoop and done. I only catch fish big enough to tail anyway.:)