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While I have a net, it seldom gets used and I know little about what to look for.......

 

An elderly friend of mine is in the market so he is wants something that telescopes, and is good for 5-7 lb bass.

Since he usually uses trebles he is thinking rubber.  I have been looking I to frabil, but am hoping for some fist hand knowledge.

 

Thanks in advance,Al

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Look at the Frabill Conservation Series.

Good Net.

A-Jay

http://www.frabill.com/nets-accessories/conservation-series-nets.html

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I own a Frabil Conservation Series net. It is a good net BUT if you use lures with treble hooks, like crankbaits, you will spend more time getting the fish and the lure out of the net than you wanted. I was doing a lot of jerkbait fishing and not wanting to lip a fish with a mouth full of trebles, I'd use the net. If a fish goes a little nuts, your hooks will get caught up and you'll have big problems. I liked the handle it came with so I got a rubber net and put it with the handle on the Frabil. SOOO much easier to deal with the fish with crankbaits. For single hook lures, the conservation series net works just fine.

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BPS sells a really nice rubberized net that is telescoping.  They have two sizes, one that is $30 and one that $35 with the size of the hoop being the difference.

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I have the KastKing net. I've netted 30lb carp with it no problem with the largest size. This net is slightly larger (like an inch or so wider net) and deeper (a few inches deeper) than the BPS version. It is also very light.

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20 hours ago, bigturtle said:

I have the KastKing net. I've netted 30lb carp with it no problem with the largest size. This net is slightly larger (like an inch or so wider net) and deeper (a few inches deeper) than the BPS version. It is also very light.

 

 

Though I've owned many nets, I've never had one with a straight leading-edge.

How does that compare to a hoop with a curved leading edge?

 

Roger

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I just got the EGO slider this year and so far I'm loving it. Have netted everything from 5-6 pound LM and SM to 10-12 pound sheephead (fresh water drum). It saves sooo much time getting trebles untangled in the net too.

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2 hours ago, uncle reddog said:

I just got the EGO slider this year and so far I'm loving it. Have netted everything from 5-6 pound LM and SM to 10-12 pound sheephead (fresh water drum). It saves sooo much time getting trebles untangled in the net too.

If this is the net I think it is it also floats

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16 minutes ago, dsqui said:

If this is the net I think it is it also floats

Yes it is, though I haven't tried floating it. I read a review and the person said it indeed floats, but not for a long time. I'd probably try it in a pool before I'd toss it in the lake and hope for the best. Lol

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11 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Look at the Frabill Conservation Series.

Good Net.

A-Jay

http://www.frabill.com/nets-accessories/conservation-series-nets.html

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A-Jay, you showing off the net or that pig bass that's in it? ;) 

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I like the rubberized nylon nets (no specific brand) They are still easy to pull through the water and although they aren't as hook resistant as solid rubber, they're a lot easier to get than a non-coated net. Rubber is great for trebles, but at least the ones I've used the netting created a lot of drag in the water so if you're trying to make a quick scoop you almost need to have two hands. 

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9 hours ago, fishindad said:

 

A-Jay, you showing off the net or that pig bass that's in it? ;) 

 Neither - it's all about The Boat.

:smiley:

A-Jay

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24 minutes ago, pondbassin101 said:

 

That net costs more than my current setup

 

OK ~ Good to know.

And then there's this ~  Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives. 

The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded from memory.                           

A-Jay

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48 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

 

And then there's this ~  Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives. 

The bitterness of poor quality is remembered long after the sweetness of low price has faded from memory.                           

A-Jay

 I agree with you 110%. Quality doesn't necessarily have to be expensive though.

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Not to hijack my own thread, but there are different levels of quality and you generally do get what you pay for........that said, I am want a good size net that is treble hook friendly and will save my knees and back......

 

I see a frabille is in my future 

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19 minutes ago, NHBull said:

Not to hijack my own thread, but there are different levels of quality and you generally do get what you pay for........that said, I am want a good size net that is treble hook friendly and will save my knees and back......

 

I see a frabille is in my future 

 

If you fish treble hook baits, as others have mentioned, the rubber bag is the way to go. 

It will make the net 'heavier', but if you bring the fish to the net rather than the other way around, it's not really an issue.

A-Jay

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2 hours ago, A-Jay said:

The bitterness of poor quality is remembered

long after the sweetness of low price has faded from memory.                   

A-Jay

 

 

How true, I might have that slogan laminated for my wallet  :)

 

Roger

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Landing nets almost always get in the way or aren't readily available when you need them. I was jealous of the landing net storage that some Phoenix bass boats have in their cockpits, so I added a 1/4 inch starboard shelf under my port console that holds my folding telescopic net. Yes, the irony of using starboard on the port side of my boat didn't escape me. It's a Cabela's-brand net.

 

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I had to add a bungee to keep the net securely on the shelf:

 

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It's out of the way when I don't need it and readily accessible when I do.

 

I joined a bass fishing club, and have a rule that my partner and I must net every keeper-sized bass. So far, so good.

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