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 Post subject: Long handled nets
PostPosted: September 25th, 2017, 1:58 pm 
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I often "team fish" with my father where we help net large fish for each other.

Our experiences has lead us to consider obtaining a long handled larger net to bring too each pool.

I am looking for thoughts to that purpose and any creative ways to carry them.

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Long handled nets
PostPosted: September 25th, 2017, 2:47 pm 
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I only see them being useful in boats.... unless you're on it salmon water catching double digit pound fish.

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 Post subject: Re: Long handled nets
PostPosted: September 25th, 2017, 3:03 pm 
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Location: flatland and Vienna Me.
Check with Stevens nets in Maine. He makes all lengths of nets and does a great job. I've seen guys put the longer handle down in their waders.


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 Post subject: Re: Long handled nets
PostPosted: September 25th, 2017, 4:45 pm 
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I picked up a awful nice long handled net from Stevens at the Bethel Show this spring for use in my drift boat, my third Stevens net a piece of art. He does have them in shorter versions, I see folks (guides usually) with there long nets tucked in the wader belt.

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 Post subject: Re: Long handled nets
PostPosted: September 25th, 2017, 7:05 pm 
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I have one, good for a canoe but have strapped it to a backpack a few times and it's awesome for landing big and small fish.

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 Post subject: Re: Long handled nets
PostPosted: September 25th, 2017, 8:39 pm 
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I build long handle wooden nets, as I was not happy with the Stevens nets......I could build any net, of any size you would like. What are you after?


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 Post subject: Re: Long handled nets
PostPosted: September 26th, 2017, 8:07 pm 
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I was thinking of something in the 42" range. Give me a bit more reach but stillbe able to walk with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Long handled nets
PostPosted: September 26th, 2017, 10:16 pm 
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I've got a Fishpond Nomad net, carbon fiber and fiberglass, guides model I think. The handle is 18 inches long and the opening is another 18 to 20 inches. I have it rigged to hand from a magnetic release on a cord from.my vest just like my regular sized trout net. It's super light weight and carries easily, and you could net a 30" fish. Sometimes it gets in the way, but very rarely. It's become my everyday net, unless I'm fishing small water. The reach is fantastic, really comes in handy, especially because I'm 6'4". No idea how much they go for as it was given to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Long handled nets
PostPosted: September 27th, 2017, 4:05 am 
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I prefer rubber nets; that's why I got a Frabill net.


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 Post subject: Re: Long handled nets
PostPosted: September 27th, 2017, 1:36 pm 
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I have a 42" for the boat. I used to carry a 33", but purchased a 28" oval earlier this summer and carry that most of the time when wading. I did purchase an Orvis thingy for my 33" that goes on the wader belt, but haven't used it much as the 28" has pretty much covered all my needs this season. All three are rubber bags.


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