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Finally Bought A Landing Net!

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I have been out with a herniated disc about 2 weeks now and have been going loony, as I alternate between laying on my back and on my side. Finally the epidural started kicking in and the past two days I have been able to sit and walk some, so first place I had to go was the local Gander Mountain, told my wife that I needed to look for some trail cams and climbing sticks for this years deer season, but somehow ;) I managed to drift into the fishing department.....Anyway, with my rusty back and not being able to bend down and such I started thinking :confused4: that its about time I get a landing net!

Since I was a kid reading Bassmaster and watching tournaments, I have always thought true bass fisherman don't use nets and that lipping them was the only way, needless to say I have lost plenty of hawgs throughout my lifetime due to the Ray Scott sportsmanship factor, but the agony of bending over and not being able to walk due to back pain pushed me over the sportsmanship hump, plus all the FLW guys use them :D so now I am a proud owner of a Frabill Protech collapsible landing net with graphite shaft (FANCY B) ), got it for half off...I possibly would have walked out the door bad back and all if it wasn't.

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Well, I hope you get to use it a lot.

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x2 - hope you wear it out. AND, perhaps it will prevent a future trebles buried in the hand incident.

On nets not being "sporting" - here's a comment I posted on an earlier thread:

Sporting has different meaning to different folks I guess. One thing that has always puzzled me is that some anglers will fish for bass in a fancy bass boat, with side imaging, using uber-sensitive big-bucks rods (often medium-heavy or stouter) with 50-65lb superline, and expensive "this will fool 'em" baits, and ski the fish back to the boat. Hunt them bass down like dogs - no mercy! And all that's OK. BUT, if you use a net to land your fish, it's somehow not "sporting"...... just sayin' :lol:

Perhaps the only "sporting" freshwater anglers are noodlers...they're also crazy... :lol::lol:

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congrats on your landing net hope you put it to good use! hahah and goose, i love noodling! so much easyer to just catch it with your hand hahhaha xD

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Welcome to the club, sir.

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I know you just bought one, but I thought you should see this one: http://www.leveragelandingnet.com/

They are AWESOME! They work equally well in the kayak as in the bass boat.

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I know you just bought one, but I thought you should see this one: http://www.leveragelandingnet.com/

They are AWESOME! They work equally well in the kayak as in the bass boat.

That's ONE SWEET NET!

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x2 - hope you wear it out. AND, perhaps it will prevent a future trebles buried in the hand incident.

On nets not being "sporting" - here's a comment I posted on an earlier thread:

Sporting has different meaning to different folks I guess. One thing that has always puzzled me is that some anglers will fish for bass in a fancy bass boat, with side imaging, using uber-sensitive big-bucks rods (often medium-heavy or stouter) with 50-65lb superline, and expensive "this will fool 'em" baits, and ski the fish back to the boat. Hunt them bass down like dogs - no mercy! And all that's OK. BUT, if you use a net to land your fish, it's somehow not "sporting"...... just sayin' :lol:

Perhaps the only "sporting" freshwater anglers are noodlers...they're also crazy... :lol::lol:

I remember reading somewhere to Ray Scott implemented that no net rule to make for more interesting T.V. coverage.

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On nets not being "sporting" - here's a comment I posted on an earlier thread:

Sporting has different meaning to different folks I guess. One thing that has always puzzled me is that some anglers will fish for bass in a fancy bass boat, with side imaging, using uber-sensitive big-bucks rods (often medium-heavy or stouter) with 50-65lb superline, and expensive "this will fool 'em" baits, and ski the fish back to the boat. Hunt them bass down like dogs - no mercy! And all that's OK. BUT, if you use a net to land your fish, it's somehow not "sporting"...... just sayin' :lol:

To say a net is not sporting is pure unadulterated nonsense! There are many times I wish I had net with me while fishing off a sea wall or offshore fishing, especially for out of season fish that must be released.

IMO regardless of the type of boat used "dragging" some of those smallish fish in with the heaviest of tackle is not my idea of fishing.

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To say a net is not sporting is pure unadulterated nonsense! There are many times I wish I had net with me while fishing off a sea wall or offshore fishing, especially for out of season fish that must be released.

IMO regardless of the type of boat used "dragging" some of those smallish fish in with the heaviest of tackle is not my idea of fishing.

Saltwater gamefish are a totally different creatures, sharp gill plates, teeth, and shear power are all but a few worries! In my open fisherman I have two gaffs!

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I remember reading somewhere to Ray Scott implemented that no net rule to make for more interesting T.V. coverage.

Could very well be!

I first used a net when trolling triple-treble hook Rebels and Rapalas with my Dad in the mid-60s. Only took one look at a fish flopping around with 9 hookpoints to convince me that a net was the way to go! By the time I joined BASS (the first time) in '68 I was already a "net believer" and couldn't be corrupted by any traditions, protocols, or customs later established by BASS or by bass fishing tournements...

I always have a net in the boat...but I'll have to admit that I never have one when fishing from the bank - one of those trebles may still get me yet! :blink:

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nice just dont do like me and forget to bring it 50% of the time lol

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I get offshore 1-2 times a week so a gaff is must have equipment, only use it when we keep a fish. Nets are equally important, we catch fish too big to hand handle that we release.

I was using a collapsible net for snook, it didn't last too long, it broke. I don't carry a pier net, they smell too much after only 1 fish, then it stinks up my garage, I just hope some one else has one. lol

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