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What Type Of Nets Do You Use?

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I absolutely hate my net. It is great on size and the fact it is collapsible. I so hate wasting time trying to get the treble hooks out of it. Plus it can lead to an injury to me or extended time out of the water for the fish. What type/brand of nets do you guys use? Is rubber an option?

 

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i use the rubber nets for the obvious reasons, better for the fish & gettin your hooks out etc...the one i use is $45 bucks at fleet farm, DOTline Deluxe and the handle is adjustable/telescopic...

http://www.fleetfarm.com/mff/detail/dotline-deluxe-lightweight-rubber-net/0000000005814

 

for wade fishin i use this one also from fleet farm...

http://www.fleetfarm.com/mff/detail/dotline-trout-net/0000000039790

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Use Rubber - at least for a Bass sized landing net, there is no reason not to and the advantages are many.

 

Once you find the hoop and handle style / size that fits your fishing situation and needs, there are several companies that make and sell the netting separately and they are easy enough to change.

 

A-Jay

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I agree with the rubber nets. I started off using a nylon one when I was carp fishing (those things are slimy). And it was very easy to hook the net and get grass/crap caught up in it. I was fortunate to have a handle that was removable. So I replaced the netting material with rubber and yes it is heavier, but it is so much more user friendly. If you spend a little more money on a quality rubber net, you will most likely be good for a long time.

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I also use the rubber nets. Mine is a frabill. Plain jane fixed handle that is about 4-5 foot long.

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I use a StowMaster tournament landing net. Had this net a at least 7 years without any issues to date.

Tom

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Mine is an EGO S2 Slider.  Not only does it extend out from 18" to 36" but it FLOATS!!!

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Flat bottomed coated netting... seldom have a problem with trebles.  Of course I fish all of my baits BARBLESS.

 

oe

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I've got a Frabill Hibernet.  I think it works great on those rare occasions when I have a buddy in the boat and he catches a fish big enough to warrant a net.   Most of the time, I fish by myself and when you are fishing by yourself the hibernate is a pain to deploy.  I have a 30" gripper for landing large fish when I am fishing by myself.

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what size is everyone using? I was looking today and was torn between the 20x22 and the 22x26....I just couldn't make up my mind which one to get, I guess I am weird....

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I have never heard about anyone complaining about using a too large net. For me the only limitation on size is what will fit into the hatch on my boat. I prefer using the rubber netting especially when fishing crankbaits.

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There's also another net that I have used and was impressed with, but it takes up too much room in my kayak and that is the new Leverage Landing Net.  I had one and gave it to a co-worker for him and his dad to use fishing out of their G3.  You can check them out here and watch their promo video:

 

http://www.leveragelandingnet.com/

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I've used a variety of nets. None rubber ... yet. I've currently got a collapsible net from Walmart, believe Frabil makes it. Small, extends far enough, and I'm only out $12 if it gets lost.

 

Last net I had, similar to this one, one of my boys tossed it to me in a moment of need, but didn't use enough arm in the throw, and it sank, just out of reach.

 

I do like the ego nets. Guess I need to get one that floats and forget about the cost.

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